3 Ways to End Frustration and Find New Direction

Ever feel like you’ve been beating your head against a brick wall? Are you frustrated with where life has left you? You don’t have to settle for that feeling. You can end your frustration and find a new direction. It’s easier than you might think. Take it from someone who knew about frustration – Helen Keller.Helen lost her sight and hearing before she could talk. Her early childhood was filled with extreme anger and frustration as she failed to grasp that words even existed. Beating her head … [Read more...]

Does Your Weakness Give You Strength?

What are you hiding?

My back hurts. Sometimes.It's part of the price I pay for being taller than most people, I suppose. I've learned to to live with it. Regular stretching, good posture habits, and frequent strengthening excercises keep me limber enough to keep moving forward. But it is what it is -- a weakness.I've noticed something. My back hurts most when I try to hide my weakness.The thing about my back pain is that it often comes from staying in the same position for too long. So if I'm sitting … [Read more...]

Drones and Rand Paul’s Filibuster: A Lesson from Exodus

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

The Biblical book of Exodus may not be the first place you'd think to find wisdom for harnessing modern technology, but I think Rand Paul's filibuster over drone use finds some support there.This week, Senator Rand Paul (KY-R) initiated a talking filibuster -- a rare event in these days of virtual filibusters -- to protest what he sees as the Obama Administration's lack of a transparent policy regarding when drones may be used to kill American citizens without due process of law as … [Read more...]

The Secret to Living by Faith

Living with an open hand

It can be tough to figure out the secret to living by faith when we're busy being angry at Him. Trust me. I've had a little experience on that point.Yesterday's post [You Don't Need All the Answers to Stop Being Angry at God] began to explore this dilemma with a look at the Israelites predicament in Exodus 14. Like them, we struggle to discover the secret to living by faith when we're freaking out about God dumping us in the wilderness. Or so we think.During times of testing, we can di … [Read more...]

You Don’t Need All the Answers to Stop Being Angry at God

In the Wilderness

Welcome to readers from the Catalyst Space blog. Privileged to have a guest post with Catalyst Leadership today entitled 12 Questions Every New Leader Should Ask. Based out of Atlanta, GA, Catalyst is the premier trainer of the next generation of  "change agents" for the Kingdom of God. Feel free to download a free copy of my latest e-book Finding the Curve: The Secret to Explosive Personal Growth. It's not easy, is it? To admit that we are angry at God.As Christ-followers, we know better. W … [Read more...]

How to Make Enemies and Offend People

BoxT3

Maybe Dale Carnegie had it mixed up when he published his classic work How to Win Friends and Influence People. Maybe he should have written one that would be much easier for most of us to achieve -- How to Make Enemies and Offend People.  I think Jesus might have qualified to write the forward for that one, actually.But you and I can do this pretty effectively ourselves by what we say. Unfortunately, we can even do it when we don't say anything at all.Sometimes, we choose to be quiet wh … [Read more...]

God, Gun Control, and the Gospel: Where Is Our Hope?

balance

I'm a big fan of guns. Anyone who follows along here regularly at FaithWalkers knows that. I think guns play a vital role in securing our liberty to worship God freely in the United States.But I'm a fan of laws, as well. And I think that guns can do a lot of harm when used improperly. So I see both the value of laws to provide boundaries on our freedoms to own guns, and I see the value of owning guns to protect those freedoms.In this ongoing gun control debate in our society, my conce … [Read more...]

How to Focus on God Each and Every Morning

At a recent Bible study I attended, one man shared that he really struggled to get focused on God on Saturday mornings when his family schedule is so different that day. As a father of six, I could relate to that. Maybe you can, too.But Saturday isn't the only day it can be tough. Each and every morning brings its own challenges. As Jesus said, "Sufficient for the day is its own trouble." (Matthew 6:34) So how can you quickly and easily get your heart where it needs to be before work and … [Read more...]


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