Christian maturity is marked by obedience to Jesus. More than Biblical know how it is evidenced by loving God and others well. This love is sacrificial, void of self-interest, empty of malice, and overflowing with eternal concern. However, if we are honest, you and I probably know a few representatives of Jesus who don’t exactly look or sound like that. Maybe even ourselves. Instead, our experience of faith, personally and socially, is one where we find Christians living like they want to love but are often consumed by the emotions of the moment. When it really counts, we can fail...Read More
Author: Josh Pezold
Sometimes the things you need to change aren’t blind spots. They can more accurately be described as “I don’t care spots”. They are the problems you know exist, but you don’t care enough to do anything about them. Whether this is due to our upbringing, the season of life we’re in, or our spiritual journey…. we often have sections of our lives we just don’t want to deal with right now. Or ever. But eventually, this avoidance catches up with us. The things we didn’t want to deal with can quickly become the issues we have to deal with. And sometimes irreparable...Read More
Accountability. We all need it, yet most of us don’t have it. Even with those closest to us. If you’re like most people, you probably have a few people in your life you consider a friend. At some point, they have inevitably seen the vulnerable parts of you–moments of sadness, frustration, anger, fear, and mistakes you’ve made. And because they have stuck through it all, they become your besties, BFF’s for life. Yet, rarely do we give even these select few permission to speak into our lives. Instead, you probably have this unspoken rule that communicates, “If you love me,...Read More
In today’s world, capturing your day-to-day on social media is the norm. Snapping a picture of your morning java, sharing your child’s latest fashion trend, revealing a funny moment, or opening up a small piece of your private world to the public has become common and even endearing to many. It’s fun to see the people you admire be real people, with messy hair, messy kids, and messy lives. And for those posting, it’s enjoyable to share your life with others who can’t be physically present; friends & family who are far off or followers who respect what you...Read More
It’s amazing how far a little kindness can go. A kind word or simple act can turn someone’s crummy day into an awesome one With the fast pace of life, you can lose perspective on the people around you. You might have a pulse on their demeanor, but you can neglect to engage yourself in their day. Those you will come in contact with need your kindness today more than you’ll ever know. You have the power to change the trajectory of their day by caring intentionally for them. If you are ready to make someone’s day awesome…. try any of the...Read More
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