Seeking Truth

Have you ever watched a small child putting together a puzzle? Sometimes the child will take a small piece, put it in a larger space, and declare that it fits. From your experience, you know that fitting requires more than just laying flat against a board. In truth, fitting means snapping exactly with the pieces... Continue Reading →

What’s in My Heart?

If only our hearts were like our wallets, where we could take them out and thumb through the contents. God sees our hearts that clearly. He knows our passions, our intentions, our motivations, and our secrets. He even sees inside the deep folds, where our unrealized feelings and needs lie. When they came, he looked... Continue Reading →

Cleaning a Heart: Money

If the one who dies with the most toys is the winner, then we should go through life greedily, amassing as much as we can for ourselves. This appears to be our base human nature. We naturally want what pleases our eyes and our senses, but living for pleasure brings misery to one’s soul. We... Continue Reading →

Cleaning the Heart 3: The Control War

Who holds the remote control to your life? Wanting to be in control of our own lives is natural. If we control our situation, then we can make ourselves happy, right? That seems to be how people naturally act. “Don’t tell me what to do. I’ll follow my heart and find my own way.” This... Continue Reading →

Fame in Light of Eternity

Imagine you are Tom Slick, an agent for social change. Through your hard work, you become famous. People come from everywhere to hear you and to debate with you. Maybe the notoriety catches you off guard, but you are grateful and want to further your platform. Then, your cause’s biggest hero shows up and endorses... Continue Reading →

Insulted?

Sitcoms often show people tearing each other down. We laugh when we hear good jabs, but in real life, those jabs can wound. If a comment especially stings, we tend to remember it for years, even more than physical pain we have endured. We replay the words in our minds, dwelling on them. Our emotions... Continue Reading →

The Invisible War

An unhuman war rages around us, yet most are oblivious to it. Some say it isn’t real, but we feel the effects of it, often in misery or anxiety. This war causes much of humanity’s suffering. Sometimes we are used as pawns, sometimes prey, and sometimes we are protected. Because we are deeply affected, we... Continue Reading →

The Measure of a Heart

If we pay attention to our motivations and our words, we expose our hearts. Sometimes what we find is ugly, and we tend to gloss over it or excuse it. But we need to give each selfish area to God and ask him to free us from it. Some may endeavor to fix their selfishness... Continue Reading →

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