When we hear about other people going through hardship in a noble way, it can actually be a source of encouragement for us. First, we sympathize with their situation and offer help. But it can also make us think: ‘If they can do it, so can I!’ We can learn from their example. Recently I … Continue reading What he did with his hardship
Psalm 95:1 says, “Oh come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!” It’s no secret that I like statements of truth which are clear, practical, and to-the-point. I came across one of these recently by author and speaker Lysa TerKeurst. Here it is: “My … Continue reading The battle plan
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
Got some tension in your relationships? This perspective shift may be just what you need.
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Protestants like myself don’t really go into confessional booths to confess our sins to a priest. It just seems like a strange thing—kind of like something from another culture that I don’t know much about. (No offence to any of the Roman Catholics out there. If that’s a part of your life, that’s awesome—go for … Continue reading Something choking you from the inside
Imagine you were alive 10 years ago and got a glimpse of today’s news headlines. With new words like Tweet and Selfie, would some of them even make any sense? Probably not. Things change. Now image that today you could see some news headlines for 10 years from now. What new words would there be? … Continue reading Tweets, Selfies and other things that change
Matthew 6:27 "And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?" (ESV) Today's Thought Humans are incredible creatures. On average we have 37 trillion cells in our body. And our eyes can distinguish between 2 and 7 million colours. Million! But do you want to know something … Continue reading You’re incredible. Except when you do this
Psalm 119:71 "It was good for me to be afflicted so that I might learn your decrees." (NIV) Today's Thought Earlier this week I was reading Psalm 119 and stumbled upon this colossal think bite: "It was good for me to be afflicted so that I might learn your decrees." Huh? I stopped. Blinked. And … Continue reading The shake-up wake up