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Willpower. A Popular, Ungodly Lie.

She asked sincerely, “I want to change what I’m doing. Is my willpower powerful enough?” Your willpower is powerful, but it’s not all-powerful. One of our most self-deceptive, self-destructive, and yet widespread beliefs is, “You can do anything you put your mind to.” Sometimes, it’s said this way, “If you will it, you can do

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Is What You’re Doing Right or Wrong? 5 Classic Tests.

5 Classic Tests for What Is Moral or Immoral   Is it ever right to kill, buy illegal drugs, get a divorce, abort a fetus, or sell your body to make a living? Have you noticed that these and other moral questions get contradictory answers? How do you know if what you’re doing is moral

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Do you know when no one should be ALONE?

No one should have to go through some things alone. But far too often they do. No one should have to die alone. No one should have to be alone when a loved one dies. No one should have to be alone to hear, “You have terminal cancer.”   I’m sure you can add other

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Christians Murdered. How Do They Stay Faithful to the End?

The unwanted but permanent images of the brutal beheadings of faithful Christians by Islamic Extremists have been etched into our minds. In the face of such horror, we hear a repeated question from Christians and non-Christians. “How do they remain faithful to Christ while facing suffering and death?   The question is not new. Since

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10 Things to Do To Hear God’s Voice

During a counseling session, a woman told me that God told her to kill her unfaithful husband. A physician, who had a stable, successful practice, told his wife that God told him to leave his practice and go to India as a medical missionary. His wife did not agree. How can we be sure we

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Rather Have Your Time Than Your Money

We live in an activity-addicted culture. We’re so busy that we don’t have time to just sit quietly and talk to one another. Many now spend more time with their phones and computers than with their family members. My dad often worked seven days per week. During the harvest season in South Florida, my dad

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