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In my last post we talked about three ways that blame is incredibly destructive and harmful in your life. In this post we’ll talk about two things you have to do to stop playing the blame game. You’ve probably had […]

“I didn’t do it!” A little white lie, a little deflection, a small choice to blame someone else. Not a big deal, right? We all blame, whether it’s the dog that ate our homework or the sibling that broke mom’s […]

Please don’t waste another day falling victim to the lie that your happiness and contentment are dependent on things outside of your control. Don’t hand the keys to your happiness over to people and forces that have no business controlling […]

Anorexia nervosa was first diagnosed in the late 1800s as a new type of disease, one which did not lodge itself in the blood or bones but in the hidden recesses of the mind. Anorexia an eating disorder characterized by low weight, fear of […]

Have you ever ordered something from a restaurant and they messed up the order? How did you react when you didn’t get what you expected? Did you roll over and take it or did you send it back? Are there restaurants […]

I think most of us want to be happy. That’s a given. If we had a choice between being happy and being unhappy, most of us would want happiness, wouldn’t we? Happiness is so ingrained our culture that our nation’s […]

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2 If you can change the way […]

Many Christians grow up thinking that God wants something from them. God is up in heaven, deserving and demanding our worship. He wants us to sing, He wants us to read our Bibles, He wants us to give money, He […]

Paul warns believers in Ephesians 6:12 that “our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” A few verses […]

Recently I preached a sermon where I mentioned the need to forgive, and afterwards one of my church members came up and asked a great question: “How do you learn to forgive someone?” Here was my answer to this person, hopefully […]