Few behaviors sabotage our effectiveness more than worry.
But this pandemic is treatable. After all, worry is internal. No one forces you to do it, no one but you can fix it, and no one but you is fully aware of the extent of it. Our worry is precisely that: ours.
It’s triggered by circumstances but not caused by them. For example, worry isn’t isolated to a specific economic group we call “poor.” In fact, the economic poor often worry less about money than the economically advantaged. Our greatest worry is often caused by comparison, not need. On paper this makes no sense.
Worry is seldom reserved for the most likely immediate possibilities. In fact, most of our worries are about terrorists, tumors, kidnappings, and such. Our imaginations run amok.
Why do [ … ]
The husband and wife behind the popular Earls Family Vlogs share their inspiring love story of how an expedition to climb Mount Everest deepened their faith, strengthened their commitment, and sharpened their vision to make a difference in the world.
As a senior at West Point, Harold Earls dreamed of summiting Mount Everest after graduation and bringing awareness to the issue of PTSD in soldiers and veterans. But as a novice mountain climber and newlywed, could he really leave his wife, Rachel, on the other side of the world to pursue such a dangerous quest? After all, Rachel’s dream was to be a wife and mother. She knew that her husband’s audacious goal might lead to her to give up everything.
A Higher Calling takes us on a beautiful journey through the [ … ]
Break free from a safe (and boring) faith to truly live the abundant life with all the wonder Jesus promised in John 10:10.
You are meant to receive the abundance God promises here and now. You are not meant to wait until heaven to experience His best. Even in the midst of our broken world’s traumas and trials, you can
• learn to lower the volume of life and truly hear God
• experience what it means to speak God’s Word over yourself for real victory
• discover how to pray His promises instead of praying over the problems
With his trademark blend of humor and transparency, gifted storyteller Carlos Whittaker shares his personal struggle in coping with crippling anxiety—and how the key to his freedom was rediscovering a wild faith. That key can be yours, helping [ … ]
A candid, inspiring guide to finding lasting love by getting real about your relationship goals—based on the viral sermon series about dating, marriage, and sex.
Realer than the most real conversation you’ve ever heard in church on the topic, Michael Todd’s honest, heartfelt, and powerful teaching on relationships has already impacted millions. Michael believes that relationships are the epicenter of human thriving. All too often, though, we lack the tools or vision to build our relationships on the wisdom and power of God.
In other words, it’s good to have a goal, but you can’t get there without proper aim! By charting a course that candidly examines our most common pitfalls, and by unpacking explosive truths from God’s Word, Michael’s debut book will transform a trendy hashtag into a future where your [ … ]
Make the breakthrough you need to take your relationship from good to great with this motivating workbook—the perfect companion to Michael Todd’s guide to finding lasting love: Relationship Goals.
Realer than the most real conversation you’ve ever heard in church on the topic, Pastor Michael Todd delivers honest, heartfelt, biblical wisdom for your relationships. Whether you’ve been married twenty-five years or are just tryin’ to break out of the friend zone, this workbook will give you practical tools and provide strategic space for you to reflect in writing on your journey. Take the groundbreaking concepts you received from Relationship Goals and encounter additional coaching to apply them intentionally and impactfully to your life.
For fans of Unbroken and Hacksaw Ridge comes the powerful true story of a Medal of Honor recipient who faced more than his fair share of battles—and overcame them through perseverance and faith.
“What Gary Beikirch did to receive his medal is unforgettable—and the story of what he overcame afterward is as big and moving as they come.”—Gary Sinise
After dawn the siege began. It was April 1, 1970, and Army Green Beret medic Gary Beikirch knew the odds were stacked against their survival. Some 10,000 enemy soldiers sought to obliterate the twelve American Special Forces troops and 400 indigenous fighters who stood fast to defend 2,300 women and children inside the village of Dak Seang. For his valor and selflessness during the ruthless siege, Beikirch would be [ … ]
Mark Moore, author of the book CORE 52: A Fifteen-Minute Daily Guide to Build Your Bible IQ in a Year, answers the question, “Should we only read the Bible?”
I want to address a specific question that has come up a number of times on the website. The question is this, why would I study another book and not just read the Bible?
It’s a fair question.
The Bible is God’s Word. In fact, the whole purpose of Core 52 is to get you in to the Bible, not to replace the Bible. Buy to answer to the question, we read other books for the same reason we might listen to a sermon at church…because God has gifted certain men and women in the church [ … ]
From a talented storyteller, peacemaker, and advocate comes a powerful invitation to bridge the canyons of difference and disunity that exist all around us.
In Human(Kind), Ashlee Eiland shares her compelling story of being a black woman living on two sides of the fence: as the token black girl in majority-white spaces, and as the “whitewashed” black girl in majority black spaces. As she discovers her own unique worth through these recollections, Ashlee learns that extending radical kindness toward every person–regardless of their social status, political views, or religious beliefs–gives us hope and rekindles our common humanity.
With grace and humility, Ashlee invites you to chart your own formative journey and recognize your inherent value, cultivating empathy so you can see the image of God in your most difficult neighbors.