Children complain. They are children after all. But valuable skills and character are formed when we are prodded to do things like lessons or household chores. Here are just a few life-long habits to cultivate.
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I will state it directly: We do not have enough emotional or relational maturity in our congregations and in our leadership. Irritations rub and rub until there is smoke and eventually full heated conflict.
After an unexpected encounter with the Holy Spirit, I regularly ask this question, "How can I, along with the church I serve, be enabled to discern and obediently cooperate with the guidance of the Holy Spirit?"
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In any given congregation there are people who have recently lost their mother or father. There are people with strained family relationships. How can we honor Mothers while being sensitive to difficult situations?
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Brad would find himself praying for healing, not for himself, but for the adults with disabilities to whom he tended each day. God revealed His power, but not by healing.
I suddenly blurted out, “I don’t want Jesus to come back! I want to see our baby daughter grow up; I want to fix up the old house that we just bought; I want to get better at this career that I've just begun.”