For a Christian, blooming where planted is about putting down our Christian roots in the life God gave to us. Blooming comes from watering, feeding and sunshine – it’s a result of acquiescing to the will and way of God. Sometimes we begin to focus on the uncertain future and think "There’s Doom where I’m planted!” It is so easy to gloomily look ahead. So how does a Christian find contentment? Watch this short vlog and listen to the full podcast of the same name.
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Many churches claim that “tithing,” church members donating 10% of their income, has an obvious Old Testament foundation. Does it? Old Testament tithing was land based and no tithe was ever given in monetary form. Is there any connection to what happens today? Watch this short vlog then listen to the podcast of the same name for an eye-opening discussion!
Biblical leadership is likened to being a shepherd, however many Christian leaders of our day fall woefully short of this example. So, how do you gain trust, foster teamwork, inspire and evaluate, all at the same time? Watch this short vlog and then listen to the podcast of the same name.
Most of us have friends, but they’re not often really good friends. What’s missing? Intimacy. Intimacy among friends is profoundly valuable and also rare. Helen Keller said, “I would rather walk in the dark with a friend than walk alone in the light.” We all yearn for that kind of powerful and lasting influence in our lives. What are the three absolutely necessary ingredients that must be part of any truly close friendship? Watch this short vlog then listen to the full podcast of the same name.
Betrayal is one of the worst feelings we can have and causes ripple effects throughout our life and those around us. There is relief! Watch this short vlog then listen to the full podcast of the same name to chart your path out of this despair.
Loyalty is squarely built upon three core beliefs; trust, a sense of belonging and a sense of purpose. Trust comes from words, actions or a track record that builds confidence. When we feel safer or better off as a result of someone or something, we trust. A Christian’s trust is based on the ever solid foundation of God, His words, actions and track record! What biblical examples are there of loyalty and can you ever have misplaced loyalty? Watch this short vlog then listen to the full podcast of the same name.
How could Jesus have died for just the chosen and still have redeemed the entire human race? The Bible seems to send mixed messages on this question, however if we look at the big picture context of these things it reveals a whole new level of meaning. To get answers to these seemingly contradictory Scriptures, watch this quick vlog then listen to our full podcast of the same name.
Sometimes we go along with everything running full steam ahead and we feel very close to the Lord. Other times, life gets in the way and our Christian world seems distant and less important. How do we get that zeal back? Watch this short vlog and then listen to the podcast of the same name to get that OOMPH back in your life!
It seems like the #metoo movement still isn't done helping to out bad behavior around the world. Some say the Bible encourages poor treatment of women, but is any part of that true? Watch this quick vlog and listen to the full podcast of the same name for more on this timely subject.
Would the people who see us on Sunday recognize us on a random Wednesday at our jobs? When we are faced with ethical dilemmas or something as "innocent" as office gossip, do we stand up for what is right? Hold our tongue and wait for it to be over? Or do we cross a line we can't quite see because we squint a little? Watch this short blog and then listen to the full podcast of the same name for practical ideas on how to maintain your focus on God while at work.