After she heard a new year’s sermon on goal-setting, Macy decided it was time to fix her broken life. Though she doubted she could change, she had to try. During the sermon, she wrote down four doable goals: 1) drink less alcohol, 2) use less profanity, 3) read her Bible a few times a week and 4) attend worship services most Sundays. Continue reading 3 Goal-Setting Myths That Will Stunt Your Spiritual Growth
“Then his servants came near and spoke to him and said, ‘My father, had the prophet told you to do some great thing, would you not have done it? How much more then, when he says to you, ‘Wash, and be clean’?’” -2 Kings 5:13, NASB
Ironically, people are sometimes more willing to do difficult things than easy. Easy things seem beneath them. Too unsophisticated. They’d rather maintain their dignity and do something challenging than humble themselves and do something simple. Continue reading Why is Easy Sometimes So Difficult?
The following “daily dozen” were the personal creed of Robert Louis Stevenson, the famed 19th century Scottish novelist and poet. An atheist, he unintentionally used Biblical truths as his major life principles. I’ve added Scriptures below each principle. Continue reading 12 Practical Principles for Daily Living
Recently, after almost four months of waiting, I finally received a truckload of wood chips in my driveway for free. It felt like Christmas morning . . . until reality hit me. I had to move that gigantic pile! Quickly! With nothing but a shovel and a wheelbarrow!
The job suddenly seemed insurmountable. Continue reading Shoveling the Wood Chips of God’s Word
You may have seen the famous Youtube video of a sheep attacking his shepherd. A tourist in a foreign country, filming via dash cam, rounds a curve and stops as he sees a flock of sheep and a female shepherd in the road. Spooked, the sheep stampede. The largest one takes advantage of the chaos and rams the shepherd from behind, knocking her to the tarmac. He continues violently attacking her until the tourist finally pulls up and scares the animal away, saving the poor lady from further brutality.
The lesson: don’t attack your spiritual shepherds! Continue reading How NOT to Treat Your Shepherds
Do you understand how and why Christ’s death removes sin? Most people don’t. After this article, you may understand His sacrifice more clearly than ever before!