63. How to Stay Positive in Difficulty

Difficulty, tragedy, and adversity can all make us feel as though we’re drowning. Depending on the severity of the challenge, we can figuratively feel as though we’ve been kicked in the stomach, or literally feel nauseous. I know, I’ve been there. At times,...

60. What Do You Hunger For?

We aren’t hungry for God because we are satisfied with who we are. We haven’t acquired a good, clear picture of ourselves so that we recognize how empty, self-centered, and unrighteous we really are. The prophet Isaiah did have that encounter. He described...

58. Maximizing Our Lives

What is it you most want to do with your life? Some say we can do anything to which we put our minds. I wouldn’t agree with that statement, but I would say that every one of us has the potential to make a big difference in the lives of others. I would also say...

57. Repentance and Pursuit of a Pure Heart

To want something good often requires doing something hard. This certainly applies to keeping a pure heart. Matthew 5:8, the profound, tiny portion of Jesus’ famous Sermon on the Mount, promises, “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God” (NIV). It helps...

56. Reigning Emotions

Wow! Our emotions can be a powerful and sometimes volatile influence on our decisions and relationships! Because they are so central and pivotal to how we live our lives, I’d like to highlight the need to gain an understanding of our emotions. This comes as we...