All of us struggle with something. But many of us keep it secret. Some of you struggle with over-spending. Some of you struggle with pornography. Some of you struggle with body image. Some of you struggle with over (or under)-eating. Some of you struggle with addiction. Some of you struggle with gambling. Some of you … Continue reading Secrecy strangles
The famous Billy Graham says that prayer is the “sweetest work of the soul.” If that’s true, why do so many people struggle with it? One of the continual refrains I hear is that prayer is hard work and that it’s easy to get distracted. So today I’d like to offer super-practical advice to those … Continue reading Like you’re actually talking to the King of kings
Have you ever noticed how the Bible is packed with statements about God wanting us to worship, glorify and serve him? And have you ever thought to yourself, ‘Doesn’t that seem kind of selfish? Why is the all-loving God so consumed with his own glory?’ Well, it’s actually for our benefit. Let me explain. Last … Continue reading Stopping problems from putting down roots
I work out 3 or 4 times a week. And let me be honest with you. It’s not my favourite thing to do. I like how it makes me feel, and there are definitely some beautiful trails to bike and paths to run. But before I start, I usually have to convince myself it’s a … Continue reading Your second wind
Are we just here by chance, or by design? Are we the result of randomness, or is there an orchestrated intelligence to life on earth? A lot of people feel that chance and randomness are the order of the day. But are they sure? The question we need to ask is this: Where does the evidence … Continue reading The language of God?
I sometimes see posts from a satirical website called The Babylon Bee. They put out funny stories about faith, Christianity, the church and our culture. They’re not real stories. They just make them up, usually basing them on current issues for a laugh. For example, one story was about how a guy was really praying … Continue reading Does Jesus need to be more Christlike?
Got some tension in your relationships? This perspective shift may be just what you need.
If you believe in the God of the Bible, you know it’s important to cultivate your relationship with him. But it’s not always easy. Dry patches come and try to expand their real estate in your soul. And you’re not quite sure how to beat them back. If you can relate to this, here’s some advice. … Continue reading Dry patches and what to do about them
Think God can't save or use you because you always mess up and are imperfect? Think again.
Does God even exist? I personally think that’s the one question that changes everything. Are we here on purpose, or by chance? Is there something after death, or not? Is there right and wrong, or is it all relative? Do truth, beauty and love have meaning? And do they make a difference? I think all … Continue reading Crying out for a divine explanation