How to Stop Thinking Fearful Thoughts—and What to Think About Instead

So you’ve decided that, when it comes to fear running your life, enough is enough. Tomorrow morning, you’re starting a fear fast (see previous post for more on this). But you realize that, ironically enough, you’re scared of the thought of living fearlessly. And how is this fast supposed to work? After all, it’s one thingContinue reading “How to Stop Thinking Fearful Thoughts—and What to Think About Instead”

Why I Stopped Praying for Clarity

When we pray, “Give me clarity, Lord,” we are actually saying, “Let me see clearly where I’m going before I get there.” If God answered that prayer, simple faith would become unnecessary. Last year, I read a true story about a young man who asked Mother Teresa to pray that he would have clarity—but sheContinue reading “Why I Stopped Praying for Clarity”

Right Here, Right Now

Salvation and God’s will are both played out day by day, but too often we live as though salvation were a five-minute event that happened at some point in our past, and as though God’s will is “out there” in our future somewhere. Both are disconnected from our present; we remember one and wait forContinue reading “Right Here, Right Now”