The world we live in is all about efficiency. We want cars that will give us more efficient fuel economy. We want mobile apps that will make us more efficient at work. But at what cost are we pursuing a more efficient life?
Is it ok to question your faith? Can you have faith in God and doubt him at the same time? What does it mean when your faith feels like a complete sham? Read on to find out how your faith could be stronger than you think.
The word “but” is one of the most useful words in the English language. The problem is that it gets overused—especially in ways that could limit your success and damage your relationships. It may be stinking things up more than you know. Read on to see if it’s time to clean up your but?
Nothing will crush your chances at success in life more than fear. Once it gets in your head, it can stop you in your tracks and keep you from reaching your goals. We all have fears—how are you facing yours?
Easter, like every other holiday that honors Jesus, is a season of celebration and reflection. But it can also be an opportunity for controversy over certain traditions and symbols like the Easter Bunny. Should Christians be opposed to the wascally wabbit—or are we just splitting hares?
Prayer is one of those things that everyone seems to advocate, but no one quite understands. You pray at church, at dinner, at bedtime… and right before you confess to your wife about eating the last chocolate brownie. You know you ought to pray, and sometimes you do. But frankly—it all feels a little weird.
Books have always played an important role in the world. They’ve been studied, celebrated, and collected for thousands of years. And often, when their message is challenging and controversial, they’ve been vilified or even burned.
The person you are today is largely the result of the people who’ve surrounded you over the years. Your friends, family, co-workers, etc. have shaped your thinking and influenced your actions more than you will ever know. But some of the greatest mentors in your life have actually formed you from a distance.
Following Jesus is the best decision you can make in life, but it can also take a lot of courage. There are old habits to give up and new ones to adopt. And some folks won’t be cheering you on. You might even face outright opposition.
A lot of us freak out at the thought of failing, especially in front of an audience. But if the odds are right—and they are—it’s also inevitable. You’re going to fail and some of those failures will go public.
So here’s an important question to ask yourself: how do you approach the issue of failure in your life?