The Purpose of Burnout
  • Calling & Purpose
One problem with working too much—even if we love our job—is that work can crowd out other important things in life. If we put all our time and energy into our purpose-driven work—our “worthy cause”—we can’t put that time and energy into other aspects of life, like relationships, hobbies, and rest.
How to Talk about Your Faith
  • Calling & Purpose
To be a follower of Jesus means we are His disciples. A disciple is a learner or pupil. Notice the emphasis on receiving knowledge first in this definition.
A Disciplined Spiritual Life Month 3
  • Spiritual Disciplines
Though loving others across divides is messy and difficult, we need people who are not like us to share life’s joys and sorrows with, celebrate milestones, and be vulnerable around.
How to Help Others Feel Safe in Spiritual Spaces 
  • Calling & Purpose
Whether it’s my children, my spouse, or those in my online and in-person communities, this work continues to pave a road into the otherwise guarded parts of their hearts and souls.
With My Hands in the Dirt 
  • Uncategorized
If I’ve learned one thing through gardening, it is this: our God, the Gardener is so delighted.
A Disciplined Spiritual Life Month 2
  • Spiritual Disciplines
Meditation is not just about emptying the mind. Instead, it’s about filling the mind, heart, and soul with a particular prayer, ritual activity, point to ponder, or passage of Scripture.
Keep on Seeking 
  • Culture & Faith
God is not going to leave you hanging if you long to see Jesus, if you seek after Him in faith. Keep seeking! Keep pursuing! Keep searching the Scriptures and you will see Jesus! Because the one who went to the cross for you will not abandon you in your search. The one who rose again will not forget you.
3 Lessons from My Grown-Up Kids 
  • Spiritual Identity
Jennifer and I were very intentional in raising loving, faithful, and engaged children, trying never to speak down to them, and regularly inviting conversation where disagreement presented itself.  This approach has provided our relationships with our grown-up kids much greater depth, equality, and mutual respect, and we are grateful for it and our adult children.
3 Prayers for When You’re Angry at God 
  • Spiritual Disciplines
It is nothing new to be angry at God. But these prayers from His Word embolden us in hope and trust in our Savior, even when our lives go in an unexpected direction.
A Disciplined Spiritual Life Month 1
  • Spiritual Disciplines
Simplicity’s challenge to us is to desire less, less, and less in a world of more, more, and more.

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