Do you have trouble with having compassion for certain people? At its core, every divine vocation follows this command: “’Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind'; and, 'Love your neighbor as yourself.’” Who is your neighbor? Not just... Continue Reading →

Perfect Peace

You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you. (Isaiah 26:3) A few years ago, I became severely depressed. One day I will write more about it in detail, but for now suffice it to say that I would go places, and wonder how everyone could enjoy being alive.... Continue Reading →

What is my purpose?

What is my purpose in life? A fair question, asked throughout the ages by all people who are self-aware. Naturally we want to answer that our purpose is found in something you do – I’m a teacher, a writer, a musician. And even if you feel an intense and meaningful calling to a certain vocation... Continue Reading →

A Double-Fisted Faith

“Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.” (Psalm... Continue Reading →

Act like a Child (of God)

One of the advantages of being a Child of God is that everything that is His, you may claim for yourself. Realize that your Father owns the entire universe! He created you, and he will surely give you anything that you need. When you are having trouble finding it in yourself to be kind or... Continue Reading →

New life

“and through him God reconciled everything to himself. He made peace with everything in heaven and on earth by means of Christ’s blood on the cross.” Colossians 1:20 True, Jesus came to save us from the consequences of our sin, but did you realize that was only part of his mission? Jesus did not end... Continue Reading →

Stronghold Struggles: Selfishness

But God’s discipline is always good for us, so that we might share in his holiness. No discipline is enjoyable while it is happening—it’s painful! But afterward there will be a peaceful harvest of right living for those who are trained in this way. Hebrews 12:10-11 Last Sunday I made a commitment to concentrate on... Continue Reading →

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