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Recover Joy

If we’re not careful, we will live in a constant state of comparison and not feeling good enough. The solution? Recover joy.

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Read the Bible

If you want to grow as a follower of Jesus, one of the best steps you can take is to read the Bible. In No Silver Bullets, Daniel Im provides the results to a study on the few input goals that consistently predicted a higher score across all eight discipleship...

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Why We Don’t Grow

We don't grow for three simple reasons: we don’t have a plan we get discouraged; beat ourselves up when we fail we try to do it alone Here's a brief explanation, and what we can do about these barriers to growth. We Don’t Have a Plan We all want to grow, but growth...

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Fighting Busy

I'm busy. I wake up with a to-do list in my head. I rarely ease into the day. I jump out of bed with things to do, and at the end of the day I'm usually disappointed with how much I accomplished. I can't remember the last time my inbox and task list were empty. I'm...

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How I Ruined My Wife’s Bible Reading Habit

I meant well. At the start of 2016, I challenged our church to commit to a one-year Bible reading plan using The Bible Project. The plan features readings and videos with overview of every book of the Bible, along with videos that explain some of the major themes. I...

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Growth at Every Stage

Our daughter is taking an Early Childhood Education program. She’s studying child development, including what’s appropriate at every stage. It’s important to know what to expect from children so that we can plan accordingly and understand how to encourage growth at...

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Stacking Habits

Don’t give in to overwhelm. Take the key practices that help you pursue God, build them one at a time, and then stack them.

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Lessons Learned From an Unlikely Source

I’ll never forget the day that Char, my wife, came home and told me that she’d taken on a new accounting client: a company that does online nutrition coaching. Online nutrition coaching? Really? I couldn’t think of many things that sounded shadier than that. I...

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Heart Follows Habits

Do you ever wake up and not feel like doing what you know you should do? Of course! Welcome to the club! We often think that we need to feel like doing something before we do it. The problem: we don’t always feel like doing what we know we should. Sometimes the key is...

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“How to Grow” Is Now Available

I wrote How to Grow for one simple reason: I want to help you understand how to grow so that you can enjoy God and make an eternal difference in the lives of others. I think my favorite part of the book is the last chapter, because it’s there that I unpack the real...

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Why We Need Community

I was asked a question on a podcast interview, and I blew the answer. The question: Why is community so important for growth? I wasn’t expecting the question. I responded by saying some true things: that the Bible is addressed to groups, not individuals; that we need...

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