An Unfortunately True Story

Posted on July 20, 2015 | 4 comments

A recent conversation with a hurting pastor prompts me to share this story from my experience… Almost a decade ago, I was an associate pastor with a lot of responsibility at a large and very fast growing church, and at the same time my marriage was in a bad place. For my part, I was […]

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Five Practices to Avoid Burnout Webinar Replay

Posted on June 17, 2015 | 0 comments

Burnout is an epidemic among Christian leaders today. This problem does not stay compartmentalized, once you burnout in one area of your life, it seeps into all other areas. Click here to watch the replay. Whether you want to learn more for yourself, a staff member, key volunteers, spouse or family member, this 30-minute webinar […]

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Experience Life

Posted on June 16, 2015 | 1 comment

Ours is a culture that drives us to try harder and convinces us that we can do anything to which we put our minds. But, both of these narratives are lies, both in the spiritual world and without. Romans 8:13 says that the way we put to death the misdeeds of the body – the […]

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A Church Afraid of Brokenness

Posted on June 5, 2015 | 3 comments

There has been controversy surrounding a large, corporate, mega-church in the news. I first became aware of it upon seeing this tweet in my timeline: Churches make mistakes & those mistakes can deeply hurt people. It's great to see a church owning up to her mistakes. http://t.co/6HmgKMvJrU — Luke Norsworthy (@lukenorsworthy) May 29, 2015 Curious, […]

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Guest Post – Carded By Christ

Posted on May 31, 2015 | 0 comments

In an effort to give Choose to Trust readers new perspective, I have asked other bloggers and thinkers to contribute posts on the topic of identity. Today’s guest post come from Sharita Knobloch. Sharita describes herself as a Jesus-loving, enthusiastically creative minister, writer, and Blackaby Spiritual Leadership Coach.  She loves encouraging others to find Jesus in […]

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Let It Go

Posted on May 28, 2015 | 0 comments

Touch the hand of a newborn baby, and the infants reflexive instinct is to grab hold. When a person falls down, their instinct is to reach out and grab hold of something for support. What every human experiences physically is also the condition of the soul. The soul clings to something to cover shame and […]

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Transitioning

Posted on May 11, 2015 | 10 comments

Bruce Jenner sat down with Diane Sawyer a couple Fridays ago and opened up about his struggle of sexual identity. He has felt an alignment with being a female and used this interview with Sawyer to announce that he was involved in the process of transitioning to being female. Translated – hormones and surgery. Here is the […]

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Guest Post – Status Focused

Posted on April 26, 2015 | 12 comments

Recently, I put a call out to a few of the bloggers that I interact with, and asked them to write a post for Choose to Trust about some perspective on identity in Christ. The first to respond was Beth Steffaniak who blogs over at Messy Marriage (be sure to check her site out). On […]

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The Point Christian Modesty Movements Miss

Posted on April 21, 2015 | 1 comment

The teaching that women should dress modestly is based on the words of Paul in the book of 1 Timothy: I also want the women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, adorning themselves, not with elaborate hairstyles or gold or pearls or expensive clothes, but with good deeds, appropriate for women who profess to worship God. […]

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Is the Path Straight and Narrow?

Posted on April 6, 2015 | 7 comments

Have you ever waited in a cue for a ride at a theme park? It can be frustrating when progress – defined as getting closer to the front of the line – seems to take turns that lead you further away from the goal. Same can be true of our spiritual life, as progress – […]

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