As the mother of small children, I nursed a familiar feeling of dread each morning. I found time early in the morning to be alone with God. Somehow, my discipline became an exercise in making myself worthy of entering God’s presence. One day, God interrupted my efforts.
After 20 years in the profession of helping people, I have come to understand something: we cause much of our pain by the people we choose. In every kind of clinical issue that psychologists deal with, relationships are a big part of the picture in some way.
I’m always so amazed at how much God can teach us through the most ordinary things in our lives. For me lately, it’s been my cat, Boots.
If we have such strong emotions and love for our pets, then we can be sure that they’re just a small shadow of the infinitely greater love that God has for us.
Who has inspired you to love by faith? How has it changed your life? I learned three key things from my grandparents who were able to love by faith wherever they lived.
There is a large divide between what people from ethnic minority cultures in this country experience and what people from the majority culture experience. This divide also exists in the church.
"It shouldn’t surprise you that people hold onto their beliefs and ideologies strongly. I know this because it’s exactly what I do."
As a child, I thought I needed to be nice so people would like me. I thought that was love. But you know what? That is not the way God sees it. Laying aside my rights doesn’t mean pleasing others. This discovery has been critical to my life and leadership.
A simple tool can change a Gospel conversation from hurtful to helpful, by making a heart connection.
Walt and Ann Bealke have been married for a long time, just not to each other. They are now 5 years into their marriage (the third for each of them), and are seeing God redeem their pasts and build a Gospel-centered marriage.
As citizens of heaven, our “ID card” should be our love for one another, regardless of what group we are in.
The amazing true story of how Cru helped Gonzaga reach the National Championship game.
A 31-day schedule of quotes and articles from people who are choosing to love by faith.
Who do you find hard to love? Marie was surprised by her answer: taxi drivers. Living in South Africa, her prejudice seemed ordinary, but God transformed her heart and allowed her to love taxi drivers by faith. What could this look like in your life?
You can serve others to build relationships for spiritual conversations and to care for others. Here’s 30 ideas to get started.
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