Motivation: What will sitting on the couch produce?

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Motivation.  We always need more.  Here is where I found some extra motivation this morning. I was tired.  I had worked a couple long days.  My Spartan Race and Warrior Dash were behind me.  I definitely didn’t feel like working out.  It was a perfect storm for staying on the couch. Dreading my workout, I […]

Top 5 resources that God has given to you

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Recently, I wrote about the fact that excuses suck and followers of Jesus need to live better lives.  God has given us all the resources that we need to do so.  You can catch up here. In the post, I referenced 1 Corinthians 3:3 and 2 Peter 1:3 which declare that we are not like […]

Your #1 painful mistake in pursuing happiness

Happiness…we all want it. Happiness…we all struggle to get it. That’s true, isn’t it? I’ve written before about my struggle for happiness.  My most popular post ever was on the subject.  You can find that here. I am learning…and it’s all about learning…to choose happiness.  Here is a great story about my adventure to choose […]

What is the one thing that reveals your spiritual maturity?

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Measuring spiritual maturity is a pretty tricky proposition, but I am afraid that we have lost our way. Some  people point to the practice of rigorous spiritual disciplines.  Some people point to the presence of certain spiritual gifts.  Others point to their favorite character traits as the mark of maturity.  Probably the most common mark […]

How to change the world: Step One

To many Christians, the world seems to be breaking off it’s axis.  Culture is shifting in ways and at a pace that no one has ever seen before.  Every time that another social tremor rumbles across our world, confusion, fear and frustration come pouring out. My concern is always “what should my response be”  or […]

An unexpected path to growing

I’ve learned this lesson on growing before, but I often have to relearn the same lessons. Does that ever happen to you? Good. I hate being the only one. I’ve been struggling lately with feelings of discouragement, failure and frustration.  It’s a battle that I have to often fight and sometimes I don’t fight very […]

The most important spiritual discipline you are ignoring

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Spiritual disciplines are essential to your walk with God. Physical fitness requires physical exercise.  Spiritual fitness requires spiritual exercise.  Spiritual disciplines are training for a close walk with Jesus. Warning:  You may be neglecting the most important spiritual discipline. People have produced a variety of lists of spiritual disciplines over the years as they have […]

Do you want your time with God to be powerful?

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Time with God.  Would you like your time with God to be more powerful…more intimate…more personal…more life changing? We have lots of opportunity to spend time with God in very specific ways…devoted ways.  Yes, he is with you always.  I’m not talking about that.  I am speaking of those moments where you intentionally seek God. […]