How should I think about regret? How should I handle regret?

How should I think about regret? How should I handle regret?

How should I think about regret? How should I handle regret? Regret can come about for a lot of reasons. The word regret means “sorrow or remorse for a fault or an act.” There are certainly reasons and times to feel regret, but we should not wallow in regret. Non-sinful forms of regret (like a wrong decision) […]

How to Die Well

How to Die Well

We are all going to die. But that does not mean that we are all going to die well. If we are going to die well, first we must remember death (memento mori).[1] Second, we must look to and learn from Jesus. Jesus, as the perfect Son of God, lived and died well. We’d be […]

Pop Pride

4 Points to Pop Pride

The last thing Christians should be is puffed up with pride. Below are four points to pop pride. Pride is damaging and is at the heart of what damned the devil himself. We would be wise to destroy pride before it destroys us (Prov. 16:18). 1. Group Connection Pride protects us from the penetrating eye […]

Fear & Flourish

“…Fear the LORD and turn away from evil. It will be healing to your flesh…” (Proverbs 3:7-8) These verses stood out to me in my reading today. They’re important to understand and even more important to apply. There are three main points and they build sequentially upon each other. 1.Fear the LORD This is essential. […]

“Hello, My Name is ______ and I am Transformed”

This post is from chapter 11, “Hello, My Name is _____ and I am an Addict Transformed,” from my book, Gospel-Centered War: Finding Freedom from Enslaving Sin.  The Bible does not deny that we were various things—addicts, homosexuals, hateful, prideful, pornographic masturbators—but that is what we were (past tense) (1 Cor. 6:9-11; Titus 3:3-5). The […]

Our Hope in the Midst of the Virus

“The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness; He will quiet you by his love; He will exult over you with loud singing.” —Zephaniah 3:17 This is a difficult time for many of us. Yet in the LORD we find comfort that […]

Statistics and Comfort in Calamity

Photo by Ben White  Does the 2% death rate statistic comfort you? What does the Bible say about comfort during calamity?  Some sources are saying that the mortality rate of COVID-19 looks to be 2%. However, it is too early to say. The percentage will be bigger or smaller depending on various factors (such as the […]

He is the Faithful God

“Know that the LORD your God is God, the faithful God who keeps His gracious covenant loyalty for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commands” (Deuteronomy 7:9). How surprising and sad that we need to be reminded so often of God’s truth. And yet we do. I’m thankful that God […]

Holding on to Hope: 10 Action Steps to Fight Depression

1. Call out to God There are all sorts of Psalms in Scripture in which the psalmist calls out to God in distress.[1] The Bible encourages us to call out to God and be real with Him about where we’re at. 2. Fight Against Depression’s Lies Depression often says things like: “You have no hope” […]

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