Joy Designed

Tony Reinke

Left to ourselves, we are stuck in the mud of our *total depravity* — the centripetal wrapping of our affections around ourselves. We turn away from God for our joy, and choke ourselves with the slavery of self-glory.

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Precious Lessons of Rebuke

Christine Hoover

Last spring I spoke flippant words and those words hurt someone in the church. And although we talked about it openly and everything was made right, a weird remnant of insecurity hung over my interactions with others. God reminded me…

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Do You Hate to Wait?

Paul Maxwell

Anxiety is the slave song of the human heart under the tyranny of insignificance. Impatience is an acute strand of anxiety — played in a certain key — that can mesmerize and trap a soul in an infinite loop of…

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