In 1968, God saved a little-known hippie named Lonnie Frisbee. After he moved to Southern California, Jesus worked through him to play a significant role in a national teenage spiritual awakening. Lonnie
Please Unpack “Being in Christ and Christ in Me”
I recently loved doing a Facebook Live Q&A about my book, God’s Best-Kept Secret. This was hosted by Pastor Adam Herald and his wife, Tanya, from The Refuge Church in
When Achievements Become Idols
When we think of idols, images and objects people worship, such as statues, come to mind. Yet, in our day, idols are usually ones determined by our motives. In that
Are You A Peacemaker or A Peacekeeper?
Are you a peacemaker or peacekeeper? You may wonder, “What’s the difference? They sound the same to me.” I’m glad you asked because they are extremely different. So, let’s dive
Other Reasons for Unsettled Feelings
In my last post, I wrote about many of our feelings being based on our mental focus. That thinking is based on truth or lies about Who God is, who
Feelings Can Reveal Our Mental Focus
Our God has given us the ability to feel a broad spectrum of feelings. This is keenly revealed when you read the Psalms. We read there about joy, sadness, anger,
Are You Happy or Smart?
When our daughter with Down syndrome, Bekah, was much younger, she would ask, “Are you happy or smart?” It was funny. Sometimes I asked her the same question, and she
Are We Righteous Now or Only in Heaven?
Several years ago, I was counseling a distraught young wife whose husband demanded that she do everything his way. Being a newlywed, she tried hard to please him, but it
Why There Is Never Condemnation in Our Struggles
We all struggle at times, don’t we? I feel the Lord’s compassion for those who shared your stories with me last year. Over the holidays, I was also thinking
From the Awesome Throne to the Awful Trough
Have you ever paused to think about the one word in our vocabulary that describes what happened when God the Son left heaven for earth? The scenes in the Bible
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