Spiritual Formation Category Posts

Spiritual Formation

4 Ways to Improve Your Daily Devotion

May 8, 2017

Growing up as a child in the 1980’s, I remember when the Jenny Craig weight loss plan first began to spread throughout the nation.  Originally started in Melbourne, Australia,...

Spiritual Formation

How Joyful Are You? The Secret to a Contented Life

May 5, 2017

On a scale from one to ten, how joyful are you?  I would like for you to really give an answer.  Go ahead; assign a numerical value to the...

Spiritual Formation

4 Promises to Hold on to During Prolonged Seasons of Adversity

February 28, 2017

It had been forty years since Moses left the privileged position in Egypt’s palace. Tending his father-in-law’s sheep in Midian was a far cry from the aristocratic courts of...

Christian Living Spiritual Formation

Chatter: The Noisy Strategy of our Enemy

August 4, 2016

Chatter: Do you hear it? It’s all around.  People talking about this, voicing their opinions about that. It’s omnipresent in so many ways.  From podcasts to political pundits, we...

Spiritual Formation

Embracing Your Accessible Authority

July 29, 2016

Years ago, a neighbor’s grandson entered into our home unannounced and uninvited.  Seeing him for the first time, we were alarmed by the grand entrance.  Little did we know...

Spiritual Formation

Intention: The True Measure of our Service

July 25, 2016

Intention is the heartbeat of the Christian life.  Our motive in serving Christ is equally, if not more so, important than the actual service.  It is possible for the...

Christian Living Spiritual Formation

Walking in True Holiness

July 22, 2016

We tend to think of holiness as a “starchy starkness” from the world.  Holiness is the absence of secular thought and things, we contend.  Therefore, if we stay away...

Christian Living Spiritual Formation

The Divinely-Sanctioned Benefits of Waiting on God

July 16, 2016

Difficulty in life is not the real difficulty.  It is the uncertainty of time associated with the difficulty that really troubles us.  If you know you are going to...

Spiritual Formation

The Hope of Opposition

April 5, 2016

Opposition is the birthmark of progress.  You’ve heard it said many times, “If you do not want to be criticized, laughed at, or scorned: Do nothing, say nothing, be...

Spiritual Formation

5 Ways to Learn Something Every Single Day

October 16, 2014

  The worst kind of teacher/preacher/spiritual leader is the one who thinks he cannot learn anything else.  Those who feel like they are too old to take notes typically...