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Life Balance: How to Be Faithful with Everything Entrusted to You

Life Balance: How to Be Faithful with Everything Entrusted to You

  Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful. – 1 Corinthians 4:2 You have all the time you need to do everything God wants you to do. For several weeks, James didn’t return any of the six text messages I sent. When we finally connected, I just

Name Your Thirst

  Whenever I ask a man to make a list of what his soul is thirsty for, I may as well be speaking Cantonese. Early in my own healing journey, my counselor encouraged me to talk about my longings. It was like trying to describe gravity. So to give men a place to start, I

Secret Messages Inside New Folsom Prison

  Editor’s note: Casey Diaz was a violent gangbanger whose crimes had caught up to him landing not only in jail but in solitary confinement. Then he experienced a miraculous encounter with Jesus and chose to follow Him. As he grew in his faith, he began to look for ways to share the Gospel among

Leading Is An Acquired Skill

  How many times have you heard someone say about a successful quarterback (or governor or pastor or entrepreneur), “They’re just a natural-born leader”? A line from Shakespeare comes to mind. In the second act of Twelfth Night, the uptight antagonist Malvolio is handed a bogus letter supposedly from the woman he hopes to woo.

God in Your Grief

  Editor’s note: Anthony Griffith, a stand-up comic from Chicago’s South Side, has lived on the borderline of comedy and tragedy. At the very time his career as a stand-up comedian was taking off and he had finally achieved his dream of appearing on The Tonight Show, he was also enduring an unimaginable personal nightmare:

One Shot at a Time

  Editor’s Note: The Masters — golf’s biggest tournament — begins tomorrow.  To be a champion golfer, you have to train your mind for the challenge. The same is true in our spiritual life as we “press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called [us].”  Sports psychologist Dr. Morris

How God the Father Initiates a Man

Desperate for Initiation A man needs to know his name. He needs to know he’s got what it takes. And I don’t mean “know” in the modernistic, rationalistic sense. I don’t mean that the thought has passed through your cerebral cortex and you’ve given it intellectual assent, the way you know about the Battle of Waterloo or the ozone

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