How Do I Know God’s Will for My Life?

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The summer after my senior year of college, I remember sitting in a parking lot and staring out the window, lost in thought. I had two job offers in two different cities and I had no idea which one God wanted me to take. Everything seemed hazy and unclear. It’s like that for most of us […]

Joy in the Midst of Trials

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Jesus was familiar with suffering. The prophet Isaiah foretold the trials Christ would endure: He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not. (Is 53:3) And, on the eve of his crucifixion, he explained […]

What Does the Bible Say About Stewardship?

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I enjoyed sitting down with Christianity.com for a video series on a variety of topics. The following video discusses the concept of stewardship, considering the way we view the items we have been given. How would it change the manner in which we live if we viewed ourselves as stewards of God’s gifts, rather than owners of […]

Finding Joy in Unplanned Circumstances

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“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NIV) Early in the morning I approached his crib. Already dressed for my busy day, I greeted him with a smile. As I took him in my arms, he responded by throwing up […]

The Difference Between a Reward and a Bribe

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I can picture the scene in my mind like it was yesterday. Chubby legs kicking, back stiffened straight, child wailing, “NO mommy. NO get into the cart.” Exasperated, I wondered if this trip to the grocery store was in vain. However, I needed to get food for dinner that night and this was my only […]