Tag: Discipline

Practicing Habits of Grace

Start talking about spiritual disciplines — habits like reading God’s Word, praying regularly, attending church, evangelizing the lost — and I guarantee someone will roll their eyes and respond that the word discipline is just too legalistic, not grace-oriented enough or allowing for Christian liberty. Others will sigh at the amount of effort required to maintain those disciplines. I […]

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Inspiration, Creativity, and Using Your Talents

I watched a webinar with Michael Hyatt a while back about writing and getting published, and something he said stuck with me: “Inspiration doesn’t show up until you do. Be consistent.” Tolkien said it another way: “It’s the job that’s never started that takes the longest to finish.” And here’s how my boss, Becky Robinson, says it: “The magic […]

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Good Intentions of Memorizing Scripture

Do you actively memorize Scripture?  If not, why not?  I know it’s hard. It takes planning, concentrated effort, and discipline to practice faithfully. It requires being intentional — because you aren’t going to wake up some morning and suddenly have whole books of the Bible memorized, or even whole chapters. Memorizing takes work — and […]

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Don’t Waste Your Prayer List

Over the past few years, I’ve struggled to find a prayer list method that works for me. I’ve tried quite a few variations, from journals to index cards to phone apps. Some were great, some were not-so-great, and some just weren’t right for me at that point in time. Thankfully, I finally stumbled across a […]

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Disciplines for 2014

I’ve been struggling to set new goals for this year, and I finally figured out why — I don’t want to attempt anything new. Not that I don’t want to try new things this year, but I don’t want to set goals for accomplishing new things. Instead, I need to focus on maintaining and developing current things. I stumbled across some pretty good […]

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3 Steps to Spend More Time with God

Do you struggle to spend time with God every day? Is it a constant battle between spending time Him and distracting yourself with social media? Does it feel like you’re in one corner of the ring, and the Holy Spirit is in the other corner? Maybe you want to read the Bible more, but find yourself […]

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3 Ways to Accomplish This Year’s Goals

It hit me the other day that there’s only four months left in 2013. That means, there’s only four months left to complete my goals for 2013. I’ve made some progress in almost every goal I set, but I still have a lot of work to do if I want to accomplish everything. I’m thinking of […]

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