Don’t Get Defensive

“But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere” (James 3:17 NIV).   After one pastor had preached his first sermon at his new church, a guy walked over to him and said, “Pastor, that sermon stunk.” The pastor was... Continue Reading →

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Wise People Avoid Arguments

“But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere” (James 3:17 NIV).   Have you ever met someone who is always arguing and looking for a fight? I heard about one guy who was so argumentative he would only eat... Continue Reading →

Walk Securely in Wisdom

“Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom” (James 3:13 NIV). Have you noticed how common sense isn’t so common? A lot of smart people are not too wise. They may be educated, but they don’t have wisdom. They... Continue Reading →

Three Steps to Make Wise Decisions

“A man is a fool to trust himself! But those who use God’s wisdom are safe” (Proverbs 28:26 TLB). We tend to make decisions frivolously, but the Bible gives a simple, workable plan on how to handle things differently. Whether it’s about career, marriage, finances, health, children, or the future, here are three principles from God’s... Continue Reading →

What If We Prayed as Much as We Worried?

“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything” (Philippians 4:6 NLT).   If we prayed as much as we worried, we’d have a whole lot less to worry about.In fact, God doesn’t just want you to stop worrying. He wants you spend time praying, too? It’s our best antidote for worry. The Bible says, “Don’t worry about... Continue Reading →

Why Stressed? Over-worked or Over-worried?

“Never worry about anything” (Philippians 4:6 GW). You may think that you’re stressed out because you have too much work to do. You may think your boss is unreasonable. You may be right.But that’s not why you’re stressed. Work doesn’t stress us out. Worry does. Work doesn’t keep us up at night. Worry does. You’re probably... Continue Reading →

An Attitude of Gratitude Will Lower Your Stress

“Whatever happens, give thanks, because it is God’s will in Christ Jesus that you do this” (1 Thessalonians 5:18 GW). Gratitude is the world’s healthiest human emotion. It actually increases your immunity to sickness.Plus, ungrateful people tend to be unhappy people. Nothing ever satisfies them. They never have enough. They are “when-and-then” people who think, “When... Continue Reading →

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