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How to develop endurance

What’s your attitude when you encounter various trials in your life? If you’re like me, my natural response is to avoid them. The Apostle James gives us an surprising perspective, Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various… Continue Reading →

A worthy role model

Who are the role models in your life? It’s helpful to have people who can show us how to live. Years ago I coached young children playing soccer. If you were to watch these children playing soccer you would get… Continue Reading →

Spiritual Growth – Part 2

Part 1 of this series on Spiritual Growth focused on investing time with God, specifically through engaging with Scripture.  This blog post examines a way that God shapes our character that, if we had a choice, we would probably tend… Continue Reading →

Three Dangerous Words

Three little words have destroyed many a diet, savings plan, and the best of resolutions.  You’ve heard them countless times and have no doubt, said them yourself.  What are those words?  Here’s an example: I regularly ate lunch with a… Continue Reading →

LET’S PRETEND WE’RE NORMAL

How to Be a Family  by  Tricia Lott Williford chronicles her life in raising two young boys after the tragic death of her husband.  If you want to have the background and read the account of his death you can click here .  Tricia… Continue Reading →

Performing Under Pressure

Performing Under Pressure: The science of doing your best when it matters most challenges the myth that certain people perform well under pressure.  The truth is pressure degrades our judgment, decision making ability, attention,  and dexterity. The authors provide practical… Continue Reading →

What does it mean to be complete?

What does it mean to be made complete? This was the Apostle Paul’s passion as he discipled others, “We proclaim Him, admonishing every man and teaching every man with all wisdom, so that we may present every man complete in… Continue Reading →

Humble Orthodoxy

Humble Orthodoxy:  Holding the truth high without putting people down by Joshua Harris  effectively navigates the challenge of presenting biblical truth with a loving and humble spirit.  He describes “humble orthodoxy” as follows:  “we must care deeply about truth, and… Continue Reading →

Living with Purpose – Decisiveness

Living with purpose implies you have a direction in mind.  The Roman philosopher Seneca wisely observed, “When a man does not know what harbor he is headed for, then no wind is the right wind.”  If you are to live… Continue Reading →

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