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Submit to God: The James 4:7 path to a better life

“Submission” is sort of the “s-word” of Christianity. Usually uttered in teachings on Christian marriage, there is something about it that makes us uncomfortable. It is a particularly difficult word for the modern western believer because it carries the negative Read more…


Knowing the God of Every Day: Lesson from Abraham

I am among the many Christians who grew up being taught that God had a plan and purpose for every life. This biblical teaching was especially valuable to me as a teenager because it disciplined my life and gave it Read more…


Got Joy?

Recently, I found myself deeply engaged in an unexpected conversation with a fellow believer. Between narratives of family histories, work experiences and personal achievements, the conversation somehow kept circling back to the challenge of pressing through the lingering pain from Read more…


Ps. 121: How secure are you?

We live in a dangerous and unpredictable world. This fact is easily forgotten, especially by those of us who live in so-called “secure environments” where we rarely experience the worst of the world’s offerings. But every now and then, something Read more…


A life worthy of the high calling

Most professions have ethical rules or standards of professional conduct. Those who wish to be part must agree to abide by them as part of the qualification process. The standards are not meant to infringe on members’ personal freedoms but Read more…