Hope you are having a good week. Tim Keller’s book on Judges is $2.99 on kindle, a great resource.
If we’re honest, when things are not going our way, this is what we think whether we say it aloud. It is certainly difficult when our plan for our life does not line up with God’s plan. This internal restlessness could become a recipe for spiritual discouragement.
If Job were living today, maybe God wouldn’t take everything away from him in order to test his fidelity. Maybe Job would win the lottery.
There are eight clear signs evident in many churches on the precipice of closing. If a church has four or more of these signs present, it is likely in deep trouble.
Our conscience is the first tip-off. Do we have freedom in our conscience to indulge in whatever we’re doing? Do we have regret after indulging in it? Most people can sense when they’ve crossed a line. Sometimes we blur those lines due to repetitive use of something as an escape—we can grow callous to what we’re doing. And what started as a coping mechanism becomes so much a part of life that it works itself into our identity
Through my years of working with kids, five guiding principles helped me as a counselor, teacher, and especially as a mom. While not all methods work for all children, I’ve found these principles work for a variety of children, regardless of their age, sex, or disposition.