Tagged: “Skillful Living”


Nine Tips for Becoming a Better Reader

While reading does come more naturally to some than others, I do think there are things everyone can do to improve their reading in both frequency and quality. You can become a reader.

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It’s All About the Root

I’ve never been good at growing grass. I could be considered an expert at growing dandelions and other broadleaf weeds, much to the chagrin of my neighbors. One quick look at my lawn a few days after mowing will prove this to you.

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Krispy Kreme, Pizza, & Ice Cream Sandwiches

Temptation. We can’t escape it. It bombards us from all angles and in all varieties. Even Jesus was tempted. How do we battle and overcome it like He did?

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How to Apply Jesus’ Statement, “Judge Not, that Ye be Not Judged”

It’s pretty common to hear someone quote or paraphrase Matthew 7:1, in which Jesus says, “Judge not, that ye be not judged.“ Often the person quoting the passage is objecting to being criticized for his behavior.

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It’s a New Year—Make it a Great One!

There’s no magic formula to follow to make sure you can sustain the excitement and energy of a new or renewed relationship with Jesus. A simple “New Year’s” resolution won’t do the trick.

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Maybe, just maybe, we need to change the parameters of our search. Maybe this world can’t deliver what our heart is truly searching for.

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If I Gave You a List

Faithful praying for our global workers is directly proportional to our personal relationship with the worker, knowledge of the field where they serve, and our commitment to invest time asking for the Spirit’s direction and fruit.

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There is No Such Thing as Financial Independence

Planning is good, but there is a way we can plan that elevates our own perceived autonomy and minimizes the reality of God’s sovereignty.

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Freaks and Geeks

Boiled down to the very core of social interaction, there are two basic ways to treat people: I can either glorify God by loving people or I can use people to glorify myself.

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Hearing Through the Noise

Technology is not the ultimate evil, in fact, it can be very helpful. But what we really need is time at the feet of Jesus. We need to regularly put down our connection to the world so that we can hear and feast on what God whispers to us about himself and ourselves.

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