Conversation can be like tennis. But sometimes we need it to be more like digging a well.
Confession can be risky. But God doesn’t want to shame us. He wants restored relationship with us and between us.
3 Reasons Life Is Better (without Porn)
It’s been over a decade since porn was a regular part of my visual and mental diet. I’m one of many who have found that life is simply better without porn. Life Without Porn Here are three reasons why: 1. A free conscience. Those who indulge in porn know the stress of looking over their shoulder to make sure no one will see what they’re watching, deleting internet history, and shading...
Tags and Titles
Not all of us carry a business card in a wallet or wear a nametag on our shirt. But every one of us carries one or more titles that shape our lives. Some are clearly negative: Failure, Ugly, Coward, Fag, Unwanted, Unloved. Others may sound pretty good: College Grad, Pastor, Leader, Successful, Sexy. Whatever the titles you carry, they have power. Just like other agreements we make, a title...
Agreements have power to hold us, move us, and shape our lives. Some need to be broken.
There’s no ‘if’ about it. Temptations come. Wouldn’t we fare better in our responses if we knew when temptations were on the way? We can know—at least a lot more frequently than most people typically think. Usually, temptations come when we’re experiencing some kind of pain or discomfort, whether emotional or physical, intense or subtle. Why? Because temptation offers to medicate pain or help you...