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 →

Choosing Faith Over Fear

An inspired Scripture study called The Divine Plumbline by Dr. Bruce Thompson recognizes that people are motivated by either pride or fear. Sometimes people can swing from one to the other, but usually one will dominate. Neither are from God. I tend toward fear. I catch myself worrying about what might happen in the future.... Continue Reading →

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