Seven Subtle Symptoms of Pride — by Fabienne Harford
Pride will kill you. Forever. Pride is the sin most likely to keep you from crying out for a Savior. Those who think they are well will not look for a doctor.
As seriously dangerous as pride is, it’s equally hard to spot. When it comes to diagnosing our hearts, those of us who have the disease of pride have a challenging time identifying our sickness. Pride infects our eyesight, causing us to view ourselves through a lens that colors and distorts reality. Pride will paint even our ugliness in sin as beautiful and commendable.
To the Not-So-Sure Ones — by Sharon Hodde Miller
Ever since I was a little girl, faith has come easily to me. It wasn’t hard to believe in God. It wasn’t hard to believe God loved me. It wasn’t hard to trust Him, and it wasn’t hard to trust the church.
That doesn’t mean I haven’t had doubts. All of us do at some time or another, especially in the midst of suffering. Doubt is normal and even healthy for people of faith. It’s how we grow, and it’s how we get to know God.
How To Know If You Can Trust Your Gut Instinct As a Leader — by Carey Nieuwhof
You have a gut instinct about almost everything that comes across your radar.
Before you even say anything out loud, often you have an intuitive sense of whether you should move ahead or not, whether you should jump in or step back, or whether someone is trustworthy or not.
The question is, how do you know if you can trust your gut reaction as a leader?
4 Common Mistakes Newlyweds Make — by Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley
One of the greatest myths is that a successful marriage is about loving and being loved. The lie is that you need to find someone to love you. The notion that we need to be loved by our spouse is completely false.
The truth is that I don’t need Erin to love me. I know this sounds counterintuitive — opposite of what you may have learned about relationships. But, there is not a single verse in the bible that says you need to find someone to love you. Let that sink in. You don’t need your spouse to love you; you need God’s love. The truth is that your need to be loved has been completely met by God.
12 Ways to Quickly Energize Your Environment — by Dan Rockwell
- Dedicate yourself to create positive environments. Great results come from positive energy. Name three things you’re doing today to ignite, fuel, or manage energy. All it takes is neglect for darkness to win.
- Get people talking about things that work. Just ask,
- What’s working?
- What do you enjoy?
- What do you love about your job?