Learning How to Pray

Several years ago, I asked God to teach me how to pray. I was working as a minister at the time, and as I read more and more about the lives of spiritually strong people, I came to understand that prayer was an essential part of their lives. To have power in Christ was to […]

Guard the Seeds You Sow

“Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap […]

Good to Give

Saturday afternoon the kids and I went through their playroom for the annual pre-Christmas purge. (It’s kind of a tradition, though some years it’s more of a post-Christmas purge.) We dump all of the toys on the floor and the kids go through them and pick out a handful they want to keep. It’s an […]

Ashamed No More

I was ashamed of being small and skinny. I was ashamed of being smart and creative, but not in conventional ways. I was ashamed of being introverted. I was ashamed when I couldn’t live up to other people’s expectations, especially those I loved. I was ashamed because everyone else told me my life had a […]

Defeating the Scarcity Mentality

A scarcity mentality is the perspective that there’s only so much good to be had. Like a pie, or a pizza, there are only so many slices, and once they are gone, that’s it. There is no more. This mindset comes out in people in different ways; for some, it creates a hyper-competitiveness, an insatiable […]