How to Tell if You Really Trust One Another

“Do you trust me?” “Of course I do.” Really? Is there a more frequently mentioned, but more seldom tested virtue out there than trust? In most churches, trust is something we relish as a receiver, but seldom a giver. Most of us would choose to be trusted and to have others held accountable…so we could […]

When the Well Runs Dry – Quieting the Mind

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Like a cars driving in summer heat with old, scarce oil in our engines, many of us continue to trudge on through times of spiritual and emotional lean. We do it because we have to—or because it makes us feel strong to do so. What we often fail to realize is the longer this goes […]

Energy Begets Energy

When we devote ourselves to things that give us energy, we have more energy for things we have no energy for.

Extroverts understand this. If one derives energy from being with people, one must do that to fuel those focused, solo work times. Saying, “I’ll deprive myself of this until I do this,” is a sometimes necessary, emergency move, not a best way to go about life.