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Thinking the Right Way

Thinking the Right Way

A. W. Tozer wrote, “What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.” If we were to add a follow-up statement, it would be this: “What comes into our minds when we think about ourselves is the second most important thing about...
Thinking the Right Way

A Whip or a Cross?

Jesus was furious when He found that moneychangers had desecrated the temple, and He reacted swiftly and severely: “Making a whip of cords, he drove them all out” (John 2:15 ESV). The scene appeals to us. Evil motives were exposed, evildoers were punished. Good...
Thinking the Right Way

It Is Fitting

Does your approach to growing in Christ include intentional celebration? The feasts and celebrations of the Old Testament were established to be observed at certain times, never by convenience. Perhaps one of the reasons for this was so the people would be sure to...
Saying Yes in the Fog

Saying Yes in the Fog

As the alarm goes off, I drag myself to the place where I normally spend time alone with the Lord. There I look out my window at a sea of white fog. One would never know there is a wonderful view out that window. It’s as if the world outside doesn’t even exist. Fog...
Fear or Love?

Fear or Love?

“Keep [guard] your heart with all diligence, for from it flow the springs of life” (Proverbs 4:23 ESV). I was intrigued by the layers of protection surrounding my host’s African home. Ominous-looking barbed wire and broken glass stood atop a wall-fence whose massive...
Do Yourself Good

Do Yourself Good

“The merciful man does himself good, but the cruel man does himself harm.” (Proverbs 11:17 NASB) I gasped at my doctor’s question: “Tell me about the white space in your life.” I raced to explain the reasons why “white space,” although necessary for some, was not a...