Do you ever wish you could escape your problems? Just jump on a ship and sail across the ocean? The Bible tells us to “count it all joy” when we encounter trials, but that’s hard to do when life is beating us down. It’s easier to face trials with a good attitude when we remember […]
Do you ever feel like you want to change, but you just can’t seem to make it happen? Often the reason we can’t change is because we’re trying to change in our own strength–and we’re not strong in that area of our lives. Romans 12:2 tells us what to do if we want to change: […]
One of the comments I hear most often is, “I’d like to truth journal, but I can’t figure out how to do it.” This isn’t surprising. Truth journaling is incredibly rewarding, but it takes a bit of practice to feel comfortable with it. Today we’ll look at three of the most common mistakes people make when they first start […]
I know what you’re thinking. Why are you doing a post on how to pray with thanksgiving? Isn’t it pretty simple? Don’t you just pray and thank God? In a sense, it is that simple. You just pray and thank God. But what if you can’t think of anything to thank Him for? What if […]
Do you ever feel like you want to grow as a Christian, but you don’t see it happening? The other day I was reading John 12:23-26 and was struck by the message in verse 24: If the seed doesn’t die, it remains alone and never bears fruit.
Do you ever feel like you need a little help in your relationship with God? An accountability partner or group may be just the boost you need. In this post we’ll talk about accountability: what it looks like, how to get started, and what to watch out for. Let’s begin with a definition. What is accountability? […]
Do you ever feel like you’ll never change? Maybe you’ve been struggling with the same sin for years. Or you’re stuck in the grip of a negative emotion like worry, anger, or insecurity. Or you’ve been trying to start a habit–like have a daily quiet time–but it’s not happening. We all know how hopeless that […]
This isn’t a podcast, but it’s listed as a podcast because of the recording. Do you ever say, “If only I hadn’t messed up”? Or “If only life were easier”? Or “If only I had made a different choice?” Or “If only I were more like so-and-so?” So often we live in the land of “if […]
The following is an excerpt from one of the daily studies in Taste for Truth: A 30 Day Weight Loss Bible Study. Often people advocate the use of journaling as a way to clear the air. To get all those bad thoughts out of our system so they don’t poison us. Truth journaling is different. […]
We live in a church era that is heavy on grace. It’s hard to say, “Hey, guys, we need to work on getting rid of the sin in our lives,” without being accused of being a legalist or having a works-based salvation.