4 Truths to Light Up Your Darkest Moments

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I began graduate school for counseling excited for a wonderful new life season. I’m glad I didn’t know what was actually coming. That winter, I became very sick with an illness that doctors couldn’t diagnose. While battling flu-like symptoms and intense dizziness, I ached for my old friends and family who were states away.

How Do I Know If I'm Reading the Bible Correctly?

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When I was applying to colleges years ago, I remember waiting to get my acceptance letter. One day, I sorted through stacks of junk mail to find an envelope with a college logo at the top. I tore open the letter and read it carefully.

3 Tips for Those Struggling to Delight in God

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God really wants you and I to love and delight in Him. But why does our delight in Him matter so much to God and how can we get there?

Are You Afraid of Halloween?

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Halloween is one of the most widely celebrated holidays in America. People dress up in costumes, go to parties, and talk to neighbors they’d otherwise ignore. Kids run up to houses chanting “trick or treat,” expecting to receive plenty of candy. But Halloween is often controversial in Christian circles because of its pagan origins. Should we embrace it or boycott it?

What I Wish I Knew About Loving My Wife

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Hey, younger Tim! Nice hair, dude! You’re going to miss that. Take those monstrous headphones off for a minute. I’ve got something to say. Let me talk to you about this love and marriage thing.

How Can We Date with No Regrets?

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Last night, our conversation centered around dating. I think he got a kick out of hearing me tell him how I tried to win over his mother. I reminded him, "You should be glad I won her over. If I didn't, we wouldn't be having this conversation right now."

Are You Ashamed of the Gospel?

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I share the gospel like it’s a gift card at a kid’s birthday party—an obligatory present I hope they don’t open in front of me. Know the feeling? If so, then we’re in good company.

Tired of Going Through the Motions?

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Christianity is meant to be brilliantly exciting. Jesus is meant to be the most dynamic person of all history, the powerful resurrected king, the most scintillating teacher. So why does your Christian life feel so ordinary?

How Do I Love God When I Can't Understand His Actions?

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How do I love God when I can’t understand His actions? This was a question I asked myself some years ago. I was in the middle of a crisis. I had to close down a church that I had planted. I felt like I had been obedient to God. Yet, I felt like I had failed.