When your emotions are up, down, and all around

When your emotions are zooming up and then crashing down, when you feel like you’re just trying to surf the peaks and ride out the troughs, trying to just stay on your feet, when waves of emotion are crashing over you, what do you do? Generally, this intensity of emotion comes when weighty circumstances are outside your control and you feel powerless. When you feel like you’re …

The Hand Writing on the wall

The stock market is booming! People who have betted on U.S. stock are partying right now, loving the S&P 500’s 2.7% jump in the first two weeks of 2018 following an incredible bull run at the end of 2017! While I’m exuberant for America and America’s businesses, I can’t help but think about the moral condition of America …

Waiting For God

God has been teaching me a long and arduous lesson about waiting for him. For a person with a type A personality like me who likes to “make things happen”, waiting for God to change things outside my control can feel like a drawn-out and painful process. I’ve been holding …

Two positive ways to deal with loneliness

Do you often feel lonely? Even though Americans may appear more connected than ever through social media and cell phones, many are longing for deep, lasting and personal connections; they are feeling strangely disconnected and even downright lonely. In fact, the constant stream of exultant posts, snaps, and stories may even exacerbate the suspicion that everyone, except us, is happily hanging out with friends and loved ones. Do you ever feel like you just don’t know what do with heavy, yet hollow emotions of isolation or emptiness? The most obvious way …

Get A Plan

Almost everyone has a besetting sin or a struggle that holds them back in life. Most people have more than one. If you’re stuck and can’t beat your issue, you need a plan. Yes, God is enough, but sometimes a plan from someone who can say “I’ve struggled with your …

How to Prefer God

Do you think it’s possible to prefer God over all other pleasures? How could Asaph say “Whom have I in heaven but you? And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you,” (Psalm 73:25)? How could Paul say “Everything else is worthless when compared with the infinite value …

Why We Must Prefer God

What if you wanted to live for God more than you wanted anything else? Many Christians either don’t believe this is possible or have never pondered this thought. Consequently, life becomes a drag and Christians find themselves in a conflict between desires from different origins. Is it necessary to prefer …