What to Do When We’re Prayerless
Jan 23, 2015
Are you wrestling with prayerlessness? Here are five ways into more consistent and passionate time alone with God.
How Involved Is God in the Details of Your Life?
Jan 16, 2015
God gives us a close-up of Joseph’s life is to show us how active he is in ours, how he never leaves us or forsakes us in the good and the bad.
Jan 12, 2015
Some cover-ups are lies and some cover-ups are love. It depends on who’s doing the covering...
God Is at Work in Your Unremarkable Days
Jan 9, 2015
I’m reading in Genesis now, as I often do at the beginning of the year, once again on a one-year journey through the greatest, most influential book ever published in human history. I’m in my fiftieth year, and having spent…
Ask Whatever You Wish
Jan 5, 2015
This promise that Jesus made to us is so sweeping in its scope and seems beyond the experience of many of us that it can strike us as unbelievable...
Seven Resolutions to Pursue Love in 2015
Dec 29, 2014
Among the Devil’s chief strategies is destroying relationships of love between Christians by eroding their trust in one another.
When God Gives You an Overcrowded Christmas
Dec 22, 2014
For many, the last few days before Christmas are rarely peaceful. This is especially true for parents and pastors...
Did Tolkien Waste His Life?
Dec 19, 2014
J.R.R. Tolkien was born 125 years ago today on January 3, 1892. Looking through his fictional stories has led many further and deeper into reality.
The Reward of God’s Rebuke
Dec 15, 2014
What might Zechariah and Elizabeth have talked about after their friends left the naming ceremony where Zechariah had miraculously regained his speech?
Enjoy Jesus’s Favorite Meal
Dec 8, 2014
Jesus often has harvests for us where we least expect them. Be careful not to assume that the real harvest is up the road and where you are is merely a rest stop or a frustrating, delaying detour.
Be an Advent Gift of Encouragement
Dec 1, 2014
Giving the gift of encouragement is not easy. It will likely add to our seasonal stress because it is spiritual warfare. If we’re going to encourage anyone else, we have to fight Satan and our own sin to do it.
How to Fight Lukewarmness
Nov 27, 2014
Lukewarmness is the dying of conviction. And conviction often dies the slow death of a thousand compromises.
Help to Increase Your Thanksgiving Appetite
Nov 24, 2014
Jon Blooms recommends a list of resources from Desiring God to help you cultivate true gratitude this Thanksgiving...
Feasting on Thanksgiving
Nov 20, 2014
In a week, most of us in the United States will gather as family and friends around a table and share in the lavish feast we call Thanksgiving...
Beware the Mirror
Nov 18, 2014
All of us sinners are Narcissistic to some degree. But the enchanting power that mirrors have over most of us is different from Narcissus. When we look into a mirror most of us are not captivated by our beauty, we are condemned by our defects.
Lay Aside the Weight of “I’ll Never Change”
Nov 14, 2014
We all must come to terms with the way we are. The first is to cultivate contentment with who God designed us to be. The second is to lay aside the burdensome weight of the fatalistic resignation that we’ll never be any different than what we are.
Advent: The Dawning of Indestructible Joy
Nov 10, 2014
There’s nothing wrong with a little aesthetic, nostalgic Christmas romance. God made us sentimental beings to increase our enjoyment of and gratitude for his many past graces...
God Is Merciful Not to Tell Us Everything
Nov 7, 2014
When God chooses not to tell us everything, he shows us more mercy than we realize. God tells us everything we need to know exactly when we need to know.
Food for Thought
Nov 3, 2014
Here are a few November book recommendations (or maybe some Christmas gift ideas) to feed your brain. None are new, but all are important and nourishing.
The Light Shines on All Hallows’ Eve
Oct 30, 2014
All Hallows’ Eve, which later also became Reformation Day, is a moment to celebrate and point to the Light that shines in the darkness of the world (John 1:4).
What Is It About C.S. Lewis?
Oct 27, 2014
What is it about C.S. Lewis that makes such a huge impact on so many of us? It’s not merely his brilliance or his ability to craft such lucid, poetic prose. There are many brilliant, wonderful writers. . . .
Be Generous with Your Master’s Money
Oct 24, 2014
Jesus once told his disciples an odd parable where he used a dishonest manager as an example of how we should be shrewd with our money. What did he mean?
Be Ready to Answer Your Kids’ Questions About the Bible
Oct 13, 2014
Kids are thinkers. They ask good and sometimes hard questions. Here are a few tips that might help you talk with your kids about the Bible . . .
When God Feels Cruel
Oct 6, 2014
Doesn’t reading that anguished prayer of a godly man make you thankful? I love how honest the Bible is. The Bible just says it like it is, and sometimes just what it feels like.