What Everyone Wants But Few Experience

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There is something everyone wants more than money. There is something everyone desires more than fame. In the quiet place of every human heart, lives this universal desire: Transformation. Everyone wants the ability to change. If we experienced change based on intentions or desire, we’d all be who we want to be. But that isn’t the way transformation takes place. You can’t buy it. You can’t wish it into existence. You can’t…

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What It’s Not About

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What if I told you that your greatest struggle, your most repeated sin (the one you have promised yourself and God you’ll never do again, but you keep on doing it) is probably only a symptom of a much bigger deal in your life? In our story, the affair gets all the attention; has all the shock value and raises all the questions. But the truth is it was only…

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Wanting More

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I want to be desperate for God. I want to desire an intimate relationship with God more than I desire anything else. What is true about me, and maybe true about you is that I tend to pursue and am desperate for what God can do for me, more than I am desperate for God, Himself. I am desperate for the benefits of having a relationship with God, more than…

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Break Free From Your Need to Be Perfect

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I was talking to a friend the other day about some issues he was having in a relationship. Tension was high. Frustration was thick. Expectations were not being met. He asked my advice. I gave it. I said, “You are a perfectionist. You have to be perfect in every aspect of your life and you are expecting this person (that you have problems with) to be perfect. You want the relationship…

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Just Do Your Thing, Let God Do His

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Maybe this is a public confession and has nothing to do with you. Maybe this post is just me needing to share an insecurity I have that most people don’t struggle with. The truth about me is I think I can do God’s job as good as He can do it. I don’t say that out loud, but in my heart, I think I’m in control of things of which…

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New Year – New You

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Going into a new year, we all have great intentions, don’t we? We’re going to lose that weight. We’re going to read our Bible every day. We’re going to spend more time with our kids than on our phone. We’re going to improve in our marriage. We’re going to eat healthier. This year is going to be different. This year is going to be better. We’re going to be different….

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Seduced by the Stage

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I had the opportunity yesterday to speak at Cross Point. It is an honor to be able to speak at a church I love. After the service people were very kind and encouraging about the message, both in person and on Twitter. As I was leaving last night, I was reminded of a phrase that Trish and I learned several years ago that used to have a grip on my…

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A Few Months from Now

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Sin’s greatest strength is that it is relentless. It wears you down. It messes with your mind. It always over promises and under delivers. Sin doesn’t usually require you to make huge compromises or take giant leaps away from God…it lures you into tiny, unnoticeable, justifiable decisions.  It doesn’t always come against you with blatant lies; it just distorts and twists the truth. It hides, it compromises, it shades, and it bends….

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Self-Examination

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I (Trisha) was recently asked a question from a sweet friend of mine who’s a soon-to-be Pastor’s Wife for the first time. She and her husband have had successful careers outside of the church walls but she shared that going into ministry feels like they’re starting all over. She asked… “Who am I supposed to be or what role do I play as a pastor’s wife?” My eyeballs got rather…

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What Every Husband Needs from His Wife (That He Usually Gets at Work)

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On Monday we got really honest about why guys struggle with being successful at their jobs, but not feeling successful at home. We heard from some women that said that this wasn’t a gender thing, that women feel that way too. As a guy writing the post, I didn’t want to speak for anyone other than guys. The bottom line is that we don’t often have the success at home…

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