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Walk with the Wise

Walk with the Wise

During my last few weeks on The Bachelor, feelings of fear and anxiety constantly swirled through my thoughts, and not having my friends and family around to help me make big decisions was getting harder and harder. Have you ever felt that lump in your throat — the kind that stays there when you are

Finding Courage for Your Moment

In recent months, I have felt strongly that God is raising up women of today to stand firm and carry an unshakable and unbreakable spirit of courage, using the skills and resources they possess to make an impact on this generation. There will always be people or situations that try to limit our impact, silence

Family Teams: Purpose

There is an interesting shift currently happening in our culture around this idea of individual purpose. When individual purpose becomes more important than a collective team mission, what you essentially do is create winners and losers. The marriage and the family basically engage in a tug-of-war for who gets to achieve their purpose and goals

Do you have a dream? Don’t stop dreaming! Confident hope in a good future is essential to living the life God intended for you to live. Be confident in what Jesus Christ will not only do in the future but now, too, and let it also inform our actions now. We don’t have to be afraid. God’s promises are for us!

Don’t Stop Dreaming

  “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” * Your hope and future dictate how you live in the now. I was in an important room for an important meeting with very important

God Made You on Purpose

The Lord will fulfill His purpose for me; Your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of Your hands. — Psalm 138:8 ESV I like the idea that God only made me once. Like paintings — there’s something special about the first one. My cousin Joe just recently passed away, but

God’s Plan for Partnership with Us

One of my favorite things about God is that nothing ever surprises Him. I take the greatest comfort in knowing that no matter how crazy the world gets, God is in Heaven saying, “Yep, I saw that coming. I’m still in control. You’re okay.” Knowing that the Creator of the Universe is in control reassures

What Will You Do With Your One Extraordinary Life?

I have been teaching as an adjunct professor at Pepperdine Law School for more than a decade. It’s a place filled with bright, ambitious law students, many of whom have had a lot of life break in their direction. I also teach a class at San Quentin State Prison. My class there is filled with

Get Ready to Dream Big

Welcome to Bible Study of the Week, where every Sunday we give you the free first sessions of new video Bible studies from leading authors, pastors, and Bible teachers. This is session one of Dream Big, our upcoming FREE online Bible study with Bob Goff starting April 12th! Register right here for the study so you

What Do You Want?

What Do You Want?

Trade what is simply available for what will truly last. When I was in junior high school, I went with my parents to Hawaii. I was immediately smitten. Blue skies, crystal-clear water, white sand beaches, chocolate-covered macadamia nuts, and shaved ice with rainbow-colored syrup. My ambition at thirteen years old was to someday get a

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