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The Very Best Life

The Very Best Life

Is It Possible These Two Lives Might Look Entirely Different? Have you ever laid out an opportunity with the possibility of great rewards for someone you loved — or perhaps more than one someone? As you watched them struggle, you quietly prayed for them, hoping beyond hope for their success. Without interfering, you closed your

Proverbs: True Wisdom

Beyond the power of God’s wisdom to guide and protect us, one of the most captivating aspects of wisdom is its simplicity. True wisdom doesn’t put itself on display, like the thick volumes of rarely viewed academia that I thumbed through in college. Wisdom is not the complex reasoning of tenured professors. No, wisdom shines

God Gives Lessons Over and Over: Learn the First Time

Let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance. — Proverbs 1:5 In my first job out of college, one of the people I worked with drove me crazy. He pushed my buttons and hurt my feelings and twisted my words, and I couldn’t get past it. After months

Walking in the Flow

He said: “Listen, King Jehoshaphat and all who live in Judah and Jerusalem! This is what the LORD says to you: ‘Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s.’” — 2 Chronicles 20:15 Thought for the Day: Seeking to obey God in the midst

The Power of Words

You don’t have to have a big nose to have heard the childhood mantra, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me.” Just because it’s spouted by first graders doesn’t mean it’s true. Perhaps the adult translation of this age-old adage is more like, “Sticks and stones can bruise your body for a

Be Imitators of God

Morning Let your speech always be with grace. A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver. Like an earring of gold and an ornament of fine gold is a wise rebuker to an obedient ear. • Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that

proverbs 4:23

Jesus and Dangerous Things

Dear Jesus, please give me the wisdom to tell the difference between broken people and biting people. —  Lisa Harper There is nothing more ugly than a Christian orthodoxy without understanding or without compassion. — Francis A. Schaeffer So, I’ve been thinking about dangerous things. Late one Sunday afternoon last summer, I was unloading luggage from a

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