This week, in part 3 of Highlight Real, we have a special treat as we heard from one of our favorite guest speakers. Special thanks to my good friend Maryan Farag for joining us and sharing her thoughts on the subject of comparison and contentment - from a FEMALE perspective.Read More
"The goal of Christianity isn't just spiritual BIRTH; the goal is spiritual GROWTH."
And that's exactly why today's topic - Part 3 in our Finding Your Flavor series - is so important. While you may not by nature be a TRADITIONALIST (loving God through ritual) or an ASCETIC (loving God through self-denial), those are two aspects of spiritual growth that we all need to some degree. It may not be your "bread and butter", but it certainly needs to be part of your repertoire if you aim to grow towards spiritual maturity.
Why do I say that? Check out the video and see for yourself.
I am sitting here on my 5 hour flight flying across the country – from East Coast to West Coast – and I am dead bored! I tried sleeping; but that only lasted an hour. I need something to keep me occupied so where do I turn to? Where does one go in this modern world when bored and looking to pass time?
To our trusty friend... TECHNOLOGY! He's never let me down...
...until just now. This is how it went:Read More
Whether in a crowd or alone, married or single, young or old – everyone experiences loneliness from time to time. It’s okay to admit it. I mean, who among us hasn’t felt this way before? It sounds so negative (and it feels that way sometimes!), but I am here to say that I believe loneliness is something positive that God uses to knock on our door.
It’s natural for us to want to fill the gap that loneliness creates. The question is, are we filling it with the RIGHT things? We pursue relationships, wealth, fame, busyness, shopping :) , etc. While these may help alleviate the feeling for a while, avoidance is not healthy. Deep down, we know that nothing can fill the void within us permanently, except the One who made us, as the quote above says.Read More
This week's installment in the Spiritual Sweat series is on the discipline of SOLITUDE - the habit of being alone with God. Is it possible to find true inner solitude and peace in the midst of all the noise and chaos of the world today?
Check out the video and see for yourself.