Confrontation

One of the hardest things for me is confrontation. I would say as a leader it was what I struggled with most. It is difficult to stand up to someone, to go face-to-face with someone and mention something that you take issue with, and for me, I always would get this nervous feeling in my … Continue reading Confrontation

The Lord’s Commendation

Paul said, “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord” (2 Corinthians 10:17). It’s too easy to fall into the bad habit of bragging. We want the approval of others, right? We want people to like us. Even when we say we aren’t in this world to make friends or when we say we … Continue reading The Lord’s Commendation

Intention and Desire

It is so easy to get into the habit of comparison with others. We go on Pinterest and suddenly we want to redecorate our homes because we have seen designs that are much better. We scroll through Instagram and suddenly we feel like we never go anywhere, our kids are the worst behaved children ever, … Continue reading Intention and Desire

United Rebuke

In 2 Corinthians 2:6-7, we read: “I believe that your united rebuke has been punishment enough for him. Instead of more punishment, what he needs most is your encouragement through your gracious display of forgiveness” (TPT).  The first thing we read in this passage is that we unite together as a body in the rebuke. … Continue reading United Rebuke

Designed This Way

In today’s passage, Paul is discussing how man is not independent from woman and a woman is not independent from a man. This piggybacks well from yesterday’s focus on being interconnected. As the passage continues, Paul says that “God, as the source of all things, designed it this way.” The NLT says, “Everything comes from … Continue reading Designed This Way