How to see yourself as God sees you

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A Two-Sided Mirror

In the children’s version of John Bunyan’s classic, Pilgrim’s Progress, the travelers…


Four words that help us push back against the deceptive Pharisee spirit that lurks within each of us.

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For Jack Miller, it was the fear-inducing, soul-killing idol of human approval. Thankfully, there is hope for those of us who can identify.

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He Couldn’t Deny It

I first heard the phrase used by Jack Miller in one of his Sonship lectures. After observing his people-pleasing ways, a friend confronted him with a dose of truth in love. “Jack, you are an approval suck.”


I could hardly bear hearing her sordid story. For one thing, it made me liable — I’m required to report child abuse. Further, I had no idea what to say to this woman. At…


Taking Up the Challenge to Live by the Counterintuitive Nature of Grace


This is where change begins.

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What “The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill” revealed about my own idolatrous longing to be a big deal


How Giving Up Control is the Prerequisite to Peace


Exploring the question that gave me permission to dream.

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The Dreamer In Me Came Alive

Kristy and I just finished season 9 of Death in Paradise, a British TV series about an English police inspector working on a Caribbean island with a team of lovable characters who share work, life, highs, and low with stories that blend mystery, drama, and humor. Even if a bit quirky, it is a great show.


Practical and profound wisdom from a Chinese parable

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Only God Knows

There is a story about an old man in a Chinese village who, while very poor, was the envy of wealthy kings jealous of his beautiful white horse. These kings offered fabulous prices, but the old man loved the horse as a friend and refused to sell.

Dr. McKay Caston

I write for folks who are tired of moralistic religion and thirst for the scandalous grace of Jesus.

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