Popularity is a good drug. It doesn’t cost much. It’s not too hard to come by. And it feels really good. The only problem with popularity, or playing the approval game, is doesn’t last forever. It only lasts as long as your ability to maintain it. And maintaining it is very difficult, because, well, pleasing people is […]Read more "40 Days of Change: Deepening Roots"
We don’t like change. We like what we know. This is difficult for followers of Jesus, because… Jesus calls us to change of heart and life. He says, “I didn’t come to call righteous people but sinners to change their hearts and lives” (Luke 5:32, CEB). Jesus calls us to big change, to change from the […]Read more "40 Days of Change: Garments & Wineskins"
Even if we are in the practice of gratitude, this world has a way of pulling us back into practicing despair. It has a way of knocking us down and convincing us that things ultimately will stay as they are. Practicing gratitude is about believing that things will be different. It’s expecting things to be […]Read more "The Gratitude Path 5: Expecting Different"