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Living My Faith

Competitive Christian: Stop Comparing Your Faith

It’s not a bad thing to notice the differences in spiritual gifts that you have. What IS bad is when you let the differences do what it did to Pastor Mike—make you cry. Here’s how to avoid that.

Living My Faith

Preapproved

A short tour through my house reveals how carefree life is for me. Pretreated fabrics on my living room furniture resist stains without me…

Living My Faith

I don’t have to tell you to tell someone about Jesus

It scared children. It panicked parents. Other than the atomic bomb, it was the number-one fear of the time. Every summer, this stealer of…

Prayer

Silence

I pray. I pray and I pray. Silence.   I yell. I yell and I yell. Silence louder still.   My daughter once told…

Living My Faith

Competitive Christian: Stop Comparing Your Social Media

We all want to be noticed—known and applauded with likes, hearts, and thumbs-up on social media. But these outward appearances aren’t what matter.

Living My Faith

Competitive Christian: Stop the Intellectual Comparisons

Whether God made you above-average smart or your grades weren’t that great or you fall somewhere in between, you have this significant thing in common.

Life’s Challenges

Baby Jesus came to fight

I like to picture Baby Jesus with a sword strapped across his little back. Maybe a helmet on his tender head. And definitely some…

Living My Faith

Competitive Christian: Stop the Body Comparisons

How do we stop making constant comparisons with other people’s bodies? Pastor Mike reminds us of these important biblical truths.

Living My Faith

Evidence of the Spirit: Kindness

It’s not so hard to be nice to the nice. It’s not so hard to dish back at people who give you guff. It’s…

Living My Faith

Put a rock on it

I once read about a man who put a rock in his mouth to stop himself from speaking without thinking. Maybe he was on…

Living My Faith

Is It OK to Be a Competitive Christian?

Is it against the will of God to be competitive? Well, Pastor Mike says, it depends on what you do with it.

Prayer

Ask for more

If someone offered you a blank check, how much would you ask for? I suppose the answer would depend on the person who owned…