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How Healthy Is Your Heart?

The word “heart” is found between 500-800+ times in the Bible, which points to the fact that a healthy spiritual heart is a really big deal. Just as our physical heart can diagnose our physical condition, our spiritual heart is a diagnosis of our spiritual health. So how healthy is your heart? Read what the Bible says about guarding your heart and learn 5 practical ways you can cultivate a healthy spiritual heart.

How the Details Change History – A Lesson from Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs once debated for thirty minutes on the shade of grey that Apple would use on their restroom signs in their stores. Some would define this as obsessive, some unnecessary, but the fact is that his genuine passion for the details is what made Jobs into the man that built the Apple brand. Jobs continually pushed the envelope of quality in his work – knowing that the details were not only important, they were everything. Attention to detail is not necessarily fun; it’s hard work. Details often go unnoticed by most; however, when we are devoted to quality in our work, it leaves a legacy that, like Jobs, will influence and inspire the people around us long after we are gone.

A Hand Up Out Of Poverty

Programs are useful, but what most people need is someone to come alongside them and help them to see life from a different perspective. In her book, A Framework for Understanding Poverty, Dr. Ruby Payne argues that one of the main things people in poverty, particularly generational poverty, need is relationship with someone who is not in their economic class. Without those relationships, it is challenging for people to change because poverty is as much a mindset as it is an economic problem.

7 Keys to Fighting FOR Your Marriage

The knowledge and attitude that we bring to marriage affect our conduct when conflict surfaces. Some spouses choose not to engage at all or fight thoughtlessly. Others fight only for their own rights. This can be due to fear, battle fatigue, ignorance or selfishness. The Bible’s teaching helps us engage in the fight without making our spouse or marriage itself the enemy. It also offers significant insight and guidance to improving our motivations and responses when we need it most. The result is that we serve our spouse and reach the goal of a deeper union in our marriage.

Seeing God Through Your Pain and Suffering

Every individual God used mightily throughout Scripture went through seasons of hardship. Moses had to flee his family who wanted to kill him, Elijah had people seeking his death, Queen Esther risked her life in order to save the Jewish people, Jesus’ disciples were all martyred for their commitment to Christ and our Savior was beaten and crucified for us. Yet Scripture repeatedly speaks to how our suffering never concludes without God’s power working through it supernaturally.

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