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April 24, 2015

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete not lacking anything.” (James 1:1-4) Lately I have been […]

April 23, 2015

In 2003, I started a writing and speaking ministry with the right motives. I wanted to serve God; I cared about making His name great. A few years later, it became more about marketing campaigns, reaching more people, and succeeding in a career rather than […]

April 22, 2015

  There are times when you need to build a gate to keep something out, and there are times you need to build one to keep something in. The latter was the story at our house a few weeks ago. You see, our dog, Dixie, […]

April 21, 2015

  When I taught middle school in Texas, Lori was one of my special education students. She had a contagious personality and a beautiful spirit—and when she was thrilled about something, her brown, curly hair shook, jived, and jiggled like something out of a 1970s […]

April 20, 2015

My mom has a pillow with some of my grandmother’s favorite words from Theodore Roosevelt stitched on it: “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” What Roosevelt was saying is that everyone is holding something in their hand to accomplish something […]

April 17, 2015

Because life can be so busy, there are days when I want to take a vacation from my cell phone, e-mail, and all the other technology that sometimes feels like it controls our daily lives. But the great news is that no matter how complicated […]

April 16, 2015

In March, I decided to make some of my most popular conference messages digitally available through online events. My first online event was, Sometimes It Looks Like God Doesn’t Care. This month, I am repeating this event but this time there’s no charge, so I can hopefully […]

April 15, 2015

Most of us have experienced unresolved relational conflict. Even though we wanted to be a peacemaker and work out the problem God’s way, the other person refused to reconcile. Or, perhaps we were the one who walked away. When relationship problems go unresolved, we must […]

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