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Extra Credit: Restore relationships.   READ IT “I plead with Euodia and I plead with Syntyche to be of the same mind in the Lord. Yes, and I ask you, my true companion, help these women since they have contended at my side in the cause of the gospel, along with Clement and the rest…

Habit #4: Repeat daily. READ IT “Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. . . I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation (Philippians 4:9,12) Contentment is measured in weeks and months, not hours and days. The Philippians 4 Challenge…

Habit #3: Think on noble things. READ IT “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. . . and the God of peace will be with you.” (Philippians 4:8-9) Thinking on noble thinks…

Habit #2: Pray with thanksgiving. READ IT “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7) Why are we so anxious? Anxiety…

Habit #1: Choose to be joyful. READ IT “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! . . .I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation” (Philippians 4:4,12) For every action there is a reaction. For every choice there is a consequence, even if it cannot be immediately…

HABIT #4: Repeat daily. READ IT “Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.” (Philippians 4:9) It’s easy to get the wrong idea about faith. I‘m not sure about you, but I grew up thinking that faith…

HABIT #3: Think on noble things.   READ IT “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.. . . . and the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts…

HABIT #2: Pray with thanksgiving. READ IT “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. . . . for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.” (Philippians 4:6,11) Contentment is an inner peace and happiness that rises above any outside…

HABIT #1: Choose to be joyful. READ IT “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!. . . . and the God of peace will be with you.” (Philippians 4:4,9) When you think of ways to get closer to Jesus, you probably think of typical ways like: read your Bible, pray more,…

HABIT #4: Repeat daily. READ IT “Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. . . . and the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:9,7) Some wars are fought for conquest. Some wars…

Josh Daffern
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Josh Daffern

Born and raised in California, Josh graduated college from California Baptist University and spent two years as a missionary in Africa before coming back to America and finding the love of his life (Robin). Josh graduated from New Orleans Seminary with a Masters of Divinity and a Doctor of Ministry. Josh has been involved in full-time ministry for over twenty years. He enjoys hiking, beach volleyball, reading, playing anything competitive, and rough-housing with his kids. Josh, his gorgeous wife Robin, his outrageously handsome boys Zeke, Shepherd and Lincoln and his princess Elle, live in northern Virginia. Josh also blogs on Patheos as New Wineskins: an Apologist for the Modern Church and you can find links to all his content on joshdaffern.com. Enjoy the blog!

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