How to be inspiring

Do you ever wonder if you are an inspiring person? Or what it takes to be an inspiring person? I think most of us love inspirational people who come through in the clutch or perform at exceptionally high levels because it motivates us to excel as well. Watching other people rise to great challenges or […]

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Hope floats

If you are living through a particularly difficult time, there is a steadying passage of Scripture for you in Romans 5:3-5 that reveals a potent insight into what God does in our lives during tough times. The passage begins with the Apostle Paul counterintuitively stating that “we also glory in our sufferings.” It is a […]

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Faith or doubt (or both)?

Throughout the psalms, King David often expressed seemingly contrasting sentiments of faith and doubt. Sometimes David proclaimed an unshakable assurance that God heard his prayers and would indeed work powerfully on his behalf, but at other times he retracted those statements, uttering more despairing notes of discouragement or fear. Sometimes David knew that God would […]

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Everything gets weird after forty days

If you have recently faced any prolonged seasons of testing, challenge, spiritual battle, or temptation, I want to encourage you (and maybe even help save you from doubting your sanity). In the synoptic Gospels, Matthew, Mark, and Luke, we are told that after Jesus’ baptism, He spent forty days in the wilderness fasting, praying, and […]

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