Envy is the emotion that occurs when we experience an extreme desire for something someone else has. One is based on loss and the other is based on something that’s out of reach. Jealousy and envy easily take root in our hearts. They seem natural and therefore tolerable. Not good! The Bible calls them out as grievous and deeply damaging sins. Watch this short vlog then listen to the full podcast of the same name for more details.
It’s so easy to confuse hopes and wishes. We want things to change, we want to win the lottery, we want to be in better shape. Are these hopes? Until we do something significant to actually alter circumstances, we’re wasting brain power on useless wishes. "Watch this short vlog then listen to the full podcast of the same name for more details."
A Christian’s calling is to follow in Jesus footsteps. A great opportunity and we both know how hard this can be to accomplish. It all centers on our human mind - is the control hub of everything. The direction of our Christian mind hangs in the balance between opposing forces. Watch this short vlog then listen to the full podcast of the same name.
The Ten Commandments are iconic. They represent a distilled view of what God wants the human race to follow after in daily life. They are concise, firm and explicit. Someone once said that God gave them as the Ten Commandments, not the Ten Suggestions. The last of these Commandments is the command to not covet. So, how do we here in the 21st century understand what this really means? After all, isn’t most of our life these days built around the idea of ME, what I want and why I should have it? How does this idea of NOT coveting even stand a chance in our day?
It has been said that humans can survive without lots of things for extended periods of time, but the one thing they cannot survive without is hope. What is hope? Where in this world can we find hope that is based in reality and grounded expectation, rather than hope that is based in our own personal preferences? Is there a universal hope for everyone, or does each individual create their own destiny and therefore build their own hope?