Authentic Christianity, Spiritual Life

Where the Dirt and Divine Collide

The heart is where the dirt and divine collide in mystery and splendor. It is often that most tangible way we can sense the spiritual while still confined to the realm of the natural. Even so, the heart sometimes gets a bad rap. The messiness of the human heart has led many to believe pursuing its inmost desires is wrong.

I have wrestled with these thoughts for a long time and have come to this conclusion. Your heart is not evil. Following your heart is not only a good thing; it is how God guides us through life.

Here is my case for following your heart.

Authentic Christianity, Faith, Spiritual Life

Acres of Hope

Finding Hope in the Midst of Heartache by Amy Roberie It’s August 2012, and it seems as if my worst fears have materialized. Homeless. Jobless. Sickness. Loneliness. Loss. Heartbreak. All of these words are accurate descriptions of my new life. We made a major change and left our ministry positions, and all that went along with them. In many ways…

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Spiritual Life

DON’T MARRY YOUR PLANS

by: Kevin Miller Marriage is meant to be a lifelong covenant, unbroken by even the most challenging circumstances. That’s how marriage should be, but sometimes we mistakenly approach our own plans, timelines, and agendas with that same commitment. Then when they fall apart, we’re distraught and confused. Make plans, but don’t marry them. Planning is wise, but hold your plans…

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Leadership, Spiritual Life

#YoungMinister Advice

What is leading your decisions? In Twitter’s hay day it was popular for people to post the hashtag #youngminister and then give advice. I don’t remember posting advice with that hashtag, but I did enjoy reading the wisdom that came from more experienced leaders than me. I think if Moses was to use the hashtag #youngminister he would give advice…

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