Tag Archive: goals

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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Jun 12 2014

Rewards in Heaven? Count Me In!


Today I have a guest post from Lori Morrow, one of Clay’s students at Biola University. In an on-line class discussion she posted such an exuberant explanation of how two verses about rewards in heaven changed her life that I wanted to share it with all of you. She writes about what we have to …

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Jan 31 2013

Make Room to Grow

Stunted lettuce heads grow among amaryllis bulbs

Last spring I decided to grow lettuce because I was tired of tossing bags of limp leaves from the refrigerator when I was hoping to make a salad or sandwich wrap.

I knew I’d have to use clay pots near our house since rabbits would devour lettuce farther away, so I checked how many I …

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Mar 21 2012

Spicing Up Bible Reading

Illuminated "L" in Genesis

I constantly change the way I read my Bible to make it interesting as well as focused on what I think God wants to teach me at the moment. I create plans that ensure I’m reading the entire Bible regularly, but I use different methods that enable me to uncover more gems than I could …

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Oct 31 2011

Don’t Let Intimidation Stop You

Hummingbird sticks out tongue

Have you ever embarked on what you thought might be a way to help others, but as soon as you told people about it, became intimidated? I have. In fact, just last year I joined a newly formed writers’ group and shared my plans for books to encourage Christians and strengthen faith. Though I’d published …

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