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Within

“No man is defeated without until he as been defeated within.” — Eleanore Roosevelt The battle is not out there. It’s in here. But there’s good news! You’re not alone in here. The air in your lungs in a reminder that God is with you. Your beating heart is evidence...

Finding Joy

Joy can go beyond circumstance. Joy can become our default setting. Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! (Philippians 4:4) Paul, the dude who wrote this, did so from prison. Not white-collar American prison. Dungeon prison; chains around his...

Do It Afraid

“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.” —Mark Twain Congratulations to Mark Kurian for booking a venue and hosting his own cabaret show in Hollywood this week! Mark is not a singer, by profession. But Thursday night was his...

Self-Humiliation

It’s better to invite humiliation from the front than have it attack from behind. Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall. (Proverbs 16:18) When we share our struggles, they can’t sneak up on us. When we offer our weaknesses, no one feels...

Lemonade Stands

My son, Jack, was dead-set on doing a lemonade stand. His grandma had mentioned the idea when she heard him talking about a toy he wanted but couldn’t afford. Day after day, “Dad, can we do a lemonade stand?” Me: “Sure, buddy. How about Saturday.” Jack: (Tuesday)...

Teach vs Ask

Questions are the best teaching tool. Jesus was the master question-asker: * “Who do you say that I am?” (Matthew 16:15)* “What do you want me to do for you?” (Matthew 20:32) Our tendency is to teach—we want to convey our thoughts and ideas in a way that shows we have...