Feelings color everything we do. Some feelings are wonderful. And sometimes worry, anger, loneliness, depression, irritation, overwhelm, fear, or other negative emotions may seem to be in charge. But your feelings only run the show if you let them. Can your feelings change? Yes, and here’s how to make that happen. You always have good
Think back to the times you’ve made some significant step forward – overcoming a bad habit, developing a new skill, learning a significant new insight, or breaking free from something negative in your past. Did that forward step come when things were easy? We don’t usually grow in comfort, but your troubles lead to transformation.
A wise mentor once told me, “You can never step into the same river twice.” Life happens. You can’t recreate exactly the same good moments, or go back and undo your bad decisions. But since then I’ve learned there’s a way you can change your past – not the facts, but their meaning and their impact on you. And
If you’re human you’ve been wounded. No one escapes. And when wounded, we do things and make decisions that result in more and deeper wounds. Without forgiveness healing doesn’t happen and you remain stuck. The only way out is through forgiveness. Forgiveness opens the door to transformation. Forgiveness must be both given and received. Offering
As a follower of Jesus you are called to change. God has something better for you than the broken-down condition in which He finds you. You are powerless to make this change on your own, and yet God requires your deep investment in the process. So what’s your role? More than any other single thing,
How is one supposed to maintain or develop a healthy understanding about and attitude toward sexual intimacy in a culture where anything and everything goes? Whether single or married, how can you maintain or develop sexual integrity when there are endless opportunities to engage your body and mind in ungodly “stuff?” This key to staying
If there are two things that I am well acquainted with, it’s weakness and fear. I know what it’s like to feel weak. And I also know what it’s like to look fear in the eyes, and with everything in me, want to run in the opposite direction. But glory to God, fear and weakness
The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ as the Son of God is perhaps the most controversial event in human history. Many people have worked tirelessly to cover-up and spin the story ever since the day it happened. Despite those efforts to discredit the true story, Christians can have confidence in this most miraculous act
Easter means nothing if you’re fully satisfied with the way things are. But if your heart, your emotions, your memories, your body, your marriage, your relationships, your character, your purpose, your future, your hope could use some transformation, then Easter is for you.
Growing up in church can be a wonderful thing. It can also be dangerous. The majority of believers would want their children to grow up in church.
God interrupted my new normal. He made it undeniably clear that His plans for me were different. Bigger. God’s intentions were for freedom — the freedom of His people, the women who were captives, slaves to their life-wounds.
Nobody gets through life without a past. Everyone God has used, is using now, or will use has a past.
The change true transformation brings is as different as life is from death, white from black, light from darkness.
Modernization is a good trend in human development but the unfortunate thing about Modernization is its vast means of running into human head.
No true transformation happens in your life without God’s action. I’m starting with the premise that Jesus came not only to forgive your sins, but also to bring you a whole new life.
It’s the moment we all face.