healthy leaves
Blog, Christian Living, Daily Discipline, Spiritual Growth

Planted and Prospering: Psalm 1

(For the podcast version of this post, please click here.) On a particularly memorable lunch break many years ago while I was a young teacher, I found myself sitting in my car at a nearby park. I felt driven to get out of my school building to seek a time of prayer; I was feeling… Continue reading Planted and Prospering: Psalm 1

joy in suffering
Blog, Christian Living, Daily Discipline, Emotions, Encouragement, Spiritual Growth

Joy in Suffering

(To listen to the podcast version of this post, please click here.) No one likes to suffer. We resist and try to avoid it at all costs. Yet...it is inevitable. Somewhere, at some time in your life, you will suffer. Now, the degree of suffering certainly varies from circumstance to circumstance; however, I think if… Continue reading Joy in Suffering

God's fellow workers
Blog, Christian Living, Daily Discipline, Spiritual Growth

God’s Fellow Workers

(To listen to the podcast version of this post, please click here.) There’s a pervasive misconception about the servant-Master relationship that we have with God. I’m not sure how or why it exists, exactly, but I do know that it has taken me many years to come to a better understanding of it. And, as… Continue reading God’s Fellow Workers

guard your heart
Blog, Change, Christian Living, Emotions, Spiritual Growth, Thought Life

Guarding Your Heart

(To listen to the podcast version of this post, please click here.) “The human heart is a finely-tuned instrument that serves the whole body.”1 It is, in essence, the core of our physical bodies, and without it, we cannot live. Generally speaking, our hearts beat over 100,000 times a day, pumping around 8 liters of… Continue reading Guarding Your Heart