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Category Archives: Complaining
What if God made you live today on only those things you thanked Him for yesterday?
Where’s my tooth brush? Oh, I forgot to thank God for it yesterday.
“Nothing taken for granted; everything received with gratitude; everything passed on with grace.” Continue reading
A friend told me about a list a man keeps with him to help him keep perspective. check it out. Continue reading
Loss of thankfulness is often a gradual thing that takes the joy out of our lives as we slip into mediocrity. But the rhythm of divine renewal beats in the pulse of a purposefully grateful heart. There’s nothing timid or boring about a life of extravagant gratitude! Be brave and embrace the call to be an extravagantly grateful person. Continue reading
Diminished hope easily leads to a deflated spirit of resignation that gradually becomes justified pessimism or even dark cynicism. Here’s a timely call to extravagant gratitude. Continue reading
Why does God have to attach warnings when He blesses His people? Consider seven stages that often follow God’s blessings. Continue reading
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
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
I have the privilege each month of investing in other pastors. The stories they tell me remind me of many things I’ve experienced and learned over 30 years of ministry.
A common theme I hear is how often critics attack pastors and their Churches. I often encourage pastors to warn people about the consequences of standing against God’s work and servants.
Here are some sober words to Church members who are behaving as antagonists: Continue reading
We don’t want to be in the group identified as “grumblers and faultfinders” (Jude 16). Continue reading
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