Have a Perfect Day

Matthew 5:48 reads "be perfect as your Father in heaven is perfect." But "perfect" doesn't mean without mistake. It means to be whole, complete, and mature, full of integrity and honor. Though you should do everything as well as possible, God loves your courage far more than your skill. In the parable of the talents …

Step into Joy

Take a step back. Breathe. Even if your circumstances are difficult, don't let them steal from who you are. Focusing on the fear of failing to perform well enough for all the expectations on you is self–defeating and exhausting. It may seem foolish, even backwards, but your main focus needs to be . . . …

Looking for Hope

It may seem strange, but frustration is linked to hope. When your hope falls subject to something less than the confident anticipation of the goodness of God, frustration is what bitterness first looks like. If the fulfillment of your expectations depends on the actions of others, or even on your own performance, then those expectations …