Romans 8:28 is a text we could chew on for a lifetime: “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” It’s a part of a wider passage about living faithfully even in the midst of hardship. What Paul … Continue reading Even when you can’t see through the fog
Lately I’ve been thinking about invisible robbers who steal your contentment. The latest one tries to convince you to put too much stock in (a) comparing yourself to others (in person or online), and (b) the judgments and criticisms of others. Is it just me, or did hundreds of you just nod your heads in … Continue reading Constant comparisons and negative criticisms
My family has a new dog. He’s a tiny, ten-week-old Cockapoo named Buddy. And yup, we are instantly in love! He’s a social little guy. As soon as he sees me in the morning he runs over with his mini paws to say hello. If I sit at the table for breakfast, he comes and rests … Continue reading What my dog teaches me about following Jesus
Are you a people-pleaser? A people-pleaser is someone who wants to make other people happy all the time. And that’s not always a bad thing. The problem is when your own sense of self, and even your own happiness, is too closely connected to your desire and capacity to please or appease others. I get it. As … Continue reading People pleasing…
We live in the age of the quick fix. And when it comes to temptation, our impulse for instant gratification can lead us astray. So if you're human and deal with temptation, here's something that will help.