Spiritual Life

Check Your Heart

What is the water level of your heart? I watched a couple movies recently that have me checking my heart. I believe the amount of love, kindness, and faith we have in our heart determines what we bring out of (and therefore see) in others. The same is true for negativity and criticisms. Are you causing the water level in…

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Spiritual Life

Dealing with Difficult People

How to Reverse the Momentum of Unfair Treatment The Shimei in Your Life Do you have a Shimei in your life? You may not know who this is but chances are you do. Shimei is a minor character in the story of King David who represents the difficult people and circumstances that can get under our skin. Why does there…

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Book Review, Sharing Faith, Spiritual Life

Make Friends Not Points

3 Benefits of Connecting before Correcting In my last post I shared how a battle for an armrest turned into an opportunity to share my faith. While this was happening I was actually reading the book The Daniel Dilemma by my pastor Chris Hodges. After getting off the plane I would later come to the chapter “Connecting before Correcting”. In it Pastor…

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perseverance, Spiritual Life

Reignite Your Dream

A Biblical Approach to Unfulfilled Dreams Have you ever tasted the bitterness of an unfulfilled dream? What should we do when we start with a dream but find ourselves left with disappointment? There is a biblical approach to unfulfilled dreams that will reignite things that we thought were long extinguished. God gave Joseph big dreams. They fit him like a…

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Authentic Christianity, Spiritual Life

Pursuit Over Perfection

Refresh Your Goals and Your Soul How are your New Year’s Resolutions going so far? According to the book, FINISH, 92% of New Year Resolutions fail. Jon Acuff says that you have a better chance of getting into Julliard than you do completing your New Year’s Resolution. So if your goals are already derailed, then you are probably not alone.…

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Spiritual Life

What Fasting Is Not

Thoughts on What Fasting Is and Isn’t  We are in the prime fasting season for many church goers. Fasting is biblical and can produce tremendous results in our spiritual lives. It also requires an element of sacrifice that can cause even the most ardent believer to look forward to the end of a beneficial fast. Be honest, I know I…

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