Willpower is not enough. In our efforts to change, willpower only takes us so far. I’ve found that willpower diminishes throughout the day. I start the day with good intentions. I employ my willpower in the morning and I eat muesli with fruit. By the end of the day my willpower-tank empties and I’m eating … Continue reading Willpower or Want-power?
The shepherds returned home. The heavens had opened. The sounds of the sky had revealed the choir of jubilant angels. The Messiah had come. Born in humility. The shepherds were the first to be told. And then they returned home. No speaking tour of the surrounding regions to explain their unique supernatural revelation. No grasping … Continue reading Home
Over the years I’ve spoken and written much about the human heart because I’ve become convinced that everything we do and say is a result of the heart’s overflow. I usually describe what it takes to form a healthy heart, and I’ve rarely focused on the signs of a disordered heart. But in the same … Continue reading The Disordered Heart
Decision making is complicated. So much seems to be riding on us getting it right. But how do we discern what is God’s will when the options before us are both equally good? It was so much simpler when the choice was between good and evil, between purity and sin, between the narrow way and the … Continue reading Good Decisions?
I have blind spots. I don’t always see things clearly even when I think that I do. How about you? You check your side mirror. There’s no car in the lane next to you. You change lane. You discover that there WAS a car in the lane next to you! That’s a blind spot. You … Continue reading Blind Spots