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Are You Training Yourself in Disobedience?

Are You Training Yourself in Disobedience?

Christians read the Bible to know and love God more, but we also read it for instruction for living well - as God wills. When we read it and act on what we read - like by caring for the orphan and the widow, or feeding the hungry, or daily confessing and turning from sin - then we are training ourselves to live a life of obedience to our loving God. 

But when we read it and think it doesn't apply to us or that we don't have to act on what we've read, then we are training ourselves to be disobedient. We are saying...

No Matter What Happens

No Matter What Happens

The months (years?!) of planning are coming to a grand culmination. Done right, a wedding reflects the style of the bride and groom as a couple and pleases the senses of all in attendance. That's a tall order to fill. No wonder stories of bride-zillas abound. The pressure, the stress, the cultural demands, the strain on relationships - who decided this was a good idea?

7 Thoughts to Think to Advance Physical Wellness

7 Thoughts to Think to Advance Physical Wellness

I'm a big believer in whole-person wellness. I think the physical aspects of health are just as important as the mental, emotional, and spiritual ones. And I believe that all of them interconnect and overlap in many different ways. 

11 Reasons why Millennials aren't that bad

11 Reasons why Millennials aren't that bad

Millennials catch a lot of flack. Just start to Google "Millennials are..." and a whole list of unflattering words will pop up. And while I've witnessed my fair share of stereotypical Millennial behavior, I'm not sure what good it does to rub a person's shortcomings in his or her face - or to write yet another article on why Millennials are the worst. So, in the spirit of working toward living in peace, I'd like to suggest to you some often-overlooked positive traits of this generation.

Every Amazing Relationship Starts with this One Thing

Every Amazing Relationship Starts with this One Thing

It is true that everything is not all about me. Nor is it all about you. I know, earth-shattering, right? While this is certainly true, it is also true that when we are feeling messed up, off-kilter, or wrecked, then a lot of that comes out in how we treat others. So to have great relationships, we need to do a little "me" work first.

No One Achieves Anything Alone

No One Achieves Anything Alone

When we care for people, we abandon ego to help them. We desire to see them succeed, to come to their fullest potential. We don't want them to stay the same because we believe in their ability to become exactly who they were created to be. 

This is a delicate lesson that my husband has helped me learn.