Lately, I’ve been hearing more and more about people listening to lies: lies that they aren’t good enough, that they don’t measure up, that they weren’t made for anything special, or even that they aren’t loved. That last one really hurts my heart. The truth is none of this is true. The Evil One would
We continue today in 1 Peter. He is speaking to the followers in the Roman Empire, and they were in the midst of a difficult season. Peter knows the importance of reminding them of the truth in order to help them keep their purpose and hope in the one True God. He writes, “10 Concerning this
How often do you stop and think about God’s wrath? If I’m honest, I don’t do it very often. I don’t like to think of that side of God unless I feel like there’s some sort of major injustice, and I pray for God’s wrath to come down and right the situation. How would you
I tend to always think of myself as a good listener. People come to me when they have problems, or just need to vent. However, each time I teach Interpersonal Communications and Listening Barriers, I learn that yes indeed I am not perfect at listening. I struggle with all sorts of barriers: emotion ones, selective
One of my friends shared with me that her word for the year is “Focus”, and I instantly had word envy (if that’s even a thing). I love the idea of being focused on what’s important because it helps you to forget whatever else might be around you. I know for more, there’s been so
Lately, I’ve found myself with this desire to share the Gospel, but this sin of laziness has competed with it. I find myself busying myself with other things, or telling myself we are just in a busy season right now, and I’ll get back to it at some point. The truth is that I haven’t
Recently, my lead pastor was talking about faith, and he mentioned how we are all gamblers, whether we acknowledge it or not. We gamble based on what we believe. If we believe in God, then we are trusting in Him for everything. If we don’t, we believe often in ourselves, or our own will power.