Undaunted

"There were those . . . who set out to discourage them, and make them too afraid to go on building" (Ezra 4:4). The word used for “afraid” in this verse doesn't just mean frighten. It means to cause someone's mind to be completely cast down in fear. It means to terrorize people to the …

Learning to Live

At every negative you encounter, you're learning more about what doesn't work, what you don't want, and what isn't you. I know it's not easy, but if you learn to see the hidden value contained in difficult seasons, you don't have to default to old ways of dealing with stress, frustration, failure, or even pain. …

Rich in Hope

One of the greatest dangers of focusing on what you don’t have, rather than what you do, is that you forget you have access to unending faith, hope, and love, and every fruit of the Holy Spirit. You see only what a problem might cost the old you, the exhausted you who felt alone to …

Corny is Good

Even when you feel powerless, you still have the ability to decide what meaning your circumstances have. You determine what influence the fears, judgments, bitterness, and negativity of others have over you. If you let them write your story, they'll consume your mind, break your heart, and limit your identity. Take your pen back from …