Don’t be Afraid of Failure if You’re Glorifying God

I'm reading a book called "Crazy Love", written by Francis Chan with Danae Yankoski. It's about the radical, self-sacrificing, unconditional love of God for us, the God who is all-powerful and who created the whole universe. Francis Chan calls Christians to passionately love God, wholeheartedly and unashamedly, with all of our hearts. I'm about three-quarters of the way …

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Finding True Joy in Christ This Christmas

Imagine for a moment that all you have is taken away from you. Everything you loved, everyone you loved . Everything Except for one thing, Jesus. If you imagine this, no home, no family, no food, no Christmas presents, no snow, not even donuts!    Only Jesus.   Would you be happy? Like, truly joyful? …

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3 Reasons to Live a Different Life as a Believer

Look guys, it's okay to be different. Believers in Christ ARE different from the rest of human kind. They should be! But from my (maybe near-sighted and shallow) perspective of the world, it seems that most Christians, not all, but some are fearful of being different. It's sad, and frankly it's a great problem. Here …

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The Spiritual Disciplines Series: part two, bible reading

A week ago I shared my thoughts about the importance of having desire for the spiritual disciplines to be effective. That was part one in this series. Now, for part two, I want to talk about Bible reading. I've actually written a number of short posts on this topic and I've included links to those …

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The Spiritual Disciplines Series: part one, desire

Hi, welcome to the Spiritual Disciplines series! I was hoping to post this last week, but I was traveling and was sick. It ended up being a sort of crazy week, so I didn't have much time to write this.  Anyway this is the first segment of the eight part series on The Spiritual Disciplines. …

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Introduction to the Spiritual Disciplines Series

Happy new year! 2016 flew by and 2017 is here. New years are always fun and give us fresh starts. I'm sure 2017 will be a great year. With a new year, I'm excited to start an eight-part series on the spiritual disciplines. What are the spiritual disciplines? The Spiritual disciplines are practices or things …

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