Category Archives: Complaceny

Five life-controlling perspectives

Perspective is a key word when it comes to the quality of life. It’s also something important to God’s will for our lives. One of the primary practical functions of Scripture is the way it shapes our perspective. Continue reading

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A perpetual dialogue of gratitude

The Christian life cannot be lived as God intended apart from a perpetual dialogue of gratitude toward God and others. Initiate an intentional dialogue of thankfulness today. What if God made you live today on only those things you thanked Him for yesterday? Continue reading

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Discouragement – a “dis” on courage

We cannot adequately encourage those who have lost perspective without discouraging them from a frame of mind that binds them to their discouragement. (Read it again).

Getting out of the fog of despondency often requires a little loving admonishment. Caring friends will cross this line with love and sensitivity when they sense we need a better perspective. Continue reading

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Overcome mediocrity and misery with a grateful heart

Ungrateful people take the path of laziness that leads to mediocrity and misery. Continue reading

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People who are discontent

Sometimes maturity gives way to melancholy resulting in an overall disincentive; a loss of motivation and a diminished hope. But deflated resignation often leads to justified cynicism and bitterness. Continue reading

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It doesn’t feel good to be a Christian

Zac Northen wrote a perceptive piece over at Relevant Magazine titled, Can Inner Peace be Misleading? His call is timely for many people: “We need to develop the wisdom for living a life that is comfortable with being uncomfortable, and … Continue reading

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Responding to disappointments

When my dis-appointment becomes His-appointment. As a communicator, I always find it interesting to notice what people respond to and remember. This past sunday, I gave a message about hope being a distinguishing mark of those who represent Christ. My title for … Continue reading

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