You have strong opinions about life, God, politics, and the world around you. Opinions about what’s true and false, good and bad, beautiful and ugly. These are your beliefs and they shape who you are and how you live. But here’s an important question:
Do you really believe that?
I recently returned to work after an extended vacation and it was one of the best vacations I’ve ever had. But it wasn’t what I did that made it great—it was what I didn’t do.
Trying to figure out a spiritual growth formula that works is challenging—mostly because one size doesn’t fit all. Some folks love to read for hours, while others fall asleep in 5 minutes. And a peaceful prayer retreat for one person is cruel and unusual punishment for another.
So how do you find your unique spiritual groove?
An overwhelming majority of Americans identify themselves as Christians. While the mainline churches have been in decline for a number of years, Jesus’ popularity remains intact. So why does the culture—and in many cases, the church—look so different from Jesus?
Life is full of busyness. You have a job that you’d like to keep, a spouse you’d like to keep happy, a home that needs kept up, and kids you can’t keep up with. With so little time to spare, how do you pursue your spiritual growth, too?
What can you do spiritually to get the most out of the time you have available? If you’ve ever asked yourself that question, maybe you should try memorizing scripture.
C’mon. Just hear me out.
If I asked 10 people to explain how they see God, I’d probably get 10 different answers. Whether you’re religious or atheist, liberal or conservative, prosperous or homeless, you tend to see him a little differently than the next guy. So how do we find a God we can all agree on?
In America, as with most countries, we take great national pride in those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. We call them heroes. Men and women, often rising from obscure corners of the country, who honor us with their courage, strength, and blood. They are the best of us. And they deserve to be remembered.
Over the past two weeks I’ve written about the problem of being obsessed with efficiency and the consequences it can have on your life. The desire to get better is necessary if you want to grow. But obsessing over it will only make things worse.
Have you ever wondered if the heavy emphasis on efficiency in our world, both at work and at home, comes at a price? Is an obsession with making continual improvements robbing us of the joy that comes from contentment?