Mar 11 2015

Fight Fear with Truth

2 Corinthians 10:5 is about knowing truth

When you’re facing fear or confronting doubt, one of the best tools at your disposal is what I call a truth journal.

A truth journal is a piece of paper or a section in a spiral notebook or journal in which you write truth statements that you need rooted in your heart. The truth journal supports you …

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Mar 04 2015

Six Offenses to Overlook

Sometimes we should overlook offenses


Jesus said, “If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone” (Matthew 18:15). But Proverb 19:11 says it’s to our glory to overlook an offense. How do I know when to speak up and when to just overlook something?

Indeed, Jesus plainly tells us to speak …

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Feb 02 2015

“I Don’t Feel Forgiven”

Forgiven in "Return of the Prodigal Son"

I’m a Christian. I confess my sins like the Bible says, but I don’t feel forgiven. What should I do?

This is such a common question. Some think their past failures are too great for God to want to forgive them. Others have fallen so many times to the same sin, they’re sure God has …

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Nov 17 2014

Psalm 137 and Dashing Babies on Rocks

Painting of Rembrandt's "Belshazzar's Feast," for Psalm 137:8-9

What does Psalm 137:8-9 mean: “O daughter of Babylon, doomed to be destroyed, blessed shall he be who repays you with what you have done to us! Blessed shall he be who takes your little ones and dashes them against the rock!”? Why would a supposedly righteous person use such an awful image? …

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Sep 01 2014

Review: “Why Do You Believe That?”

Here’s a terrific Bible study guide for women who want to grow better at talking about their faith: Why Do You Believe That? A Faith Conversation.

Author Mary Jo Sharp packs six weeks of personal Bible study into 160 pages. She’s sprinkled Confidence Builders throughout that address handling tricky conversations. A helpful leader guide at …

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Aug 13 2014

How to Switch on Spiritual Habits

Bibles and pens for spiritual habits

Many Christians with great intentions set goals for starting new spiritual habits, such as reading through the Bible, having a regular prayer time, or developing faith conversation skills. But real life often waylays our plans, dumping a bag load of discouragement on our backs that makes it hard to stand up and try again.

I’ve been …

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