Live Like It

One of the greatest gifts you can give anyone is to speak purposefully to his or her spirit—to who they are in Christ regardless of their failings, faults, and fears. And the first person you should bless with that gift is yourself. No matter what things look like around you, or even how you feel …

Expect More Love

When you're joyful, peaceful, kind, humble, purposeful, obedient, and honorable, you are loved. But when you're depressed, anxious, bitter, self-righteous, self-piteous, self-centered, and have really screwed up . . . you are still loved. It's not about performing to earn God's love. It's simply about responding to it. There's nothing you can do to make …

Who You Are

You aren’t what survives after seasons of frustration and uncertainty. You aren’t what’s left after loss and disappointment. You aren’t the residue of grief and pain. Who you are is the totality of faithfulness, hope, and love God has been multiplying to you throughout your entire life.

Tree of Life

No one asks for difficult days. But with each one, you’ve been learning more and more about living from the tree of life, rather than the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Consuming from the tree of knowledge means judging the value of everything and everyone, and relying on your own intellect, experience, …

The difficulties you’re facing aren’t for proving yourself to God. They never are. However, every one of life’s problems is an opportunity to prove the gifts he’s given you to overcome them.