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Panic Attacks? Here Are Five Perspectives to Help You Endure Them Well

Panic attacks—they are crippling. Your mind spins, your pulse is out-of-control fast, the world fades, and you feel like you are sinking into it. If this is happening to you—I am so very sorry. I understand that you have likely spent significant time praying and yearning for a remedy. I […]

Put Away the Sin of Lying

“Yes it is.” “No, it isn’t.” “Yes it is, I promise. I know, because I’m in school.” “Son, Mount Rushmore is not in Russia.” That was a real conversation I had with my mom, and I was the “yes man” above. You see, I had a lying problem when I was […]
walking by the Spirit

How Do You Know If You Are Walking by the Spirit?

Walk by the Spirit, Paul tells the believers in Galatians 5:16. Sure. Easier said than done. How do I know when my actions are Spirit-driven and when they are not? We human beings are quite capable of convincing ourselves that we’re living by the Spirit when we’re not even close to doing so. […]

Everybody Steals in Two Common Ways

Here’s an exercise to help you remember the eighth commandment: Visualize the number eight sideways. It looks like mini handcuffs. This exercise helps me to recall that the eighth commandment is stealing. Thou shalt not steal. (Exodus 20:15) Most people think they have not broken this commandment because often people […]

Key Connections (August 31, 2016)

Dear College Students, Read These Books (Matt Smethurst, The Gospel Coalition) It’s that time of year again. College campuses are abuzz with energy and anticipation as another fall semester begins. Like so many, my life was changed in college. You Could’ve Been Something (Andrea Burke, For The Church) That little voice haunted […]

10 Things Christ Promises to Reward

Our lives are filled with many choices of how to spend our time, energy, and resources. Some live for money and possessions, amassing as much as they can, while some invest their time in education or entertainment, hoping to find long-lasting value and enjoyment. How do we make the best […]