The Three Temptations of Identity

Posted on November 10, 2015 | 0 comments

Jesus knew who he was. More to the point, Jesus knew whose he was. His humanness, his place, his purpose, his affirmation all came directly from the Father. Early on this secure identity was evident. After their days long search of Jerusalem for him, Jesus answered his parents frantic questions with “didn’t you know I had […]

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The Struggle

Posted on September 28, 2015 | 4 comments

Before seminary, before working in church leadership, I was a mathematician. For me, the fun of mathematics was not so much about content, but about how people engage the learning of, what for many, is an extremely difficult discipline. For those, learning math begins with mindset ; actually believing they CAN learn and that difficulties […]

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Perceiving Help

Posted on August 27, 2015 | 1 comment

The parable that follows is one that I stumbled upon recently. (I could find no attribution.) You may have read it before, but I challenge you to read it through the lens of your present circumstance and prayers. A terrible storm came into a town and local officials sent out an emergency warning that the […]

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Guest Post – Withering Leaves

Posted on August 10, 2015 | 1 comment

 Here is how today’s guest poster, Mo Mydlo, describes herself; I am blessed to be a child of God. I am honored to be married to my husband Tommy of 20 years, and I am overjoyed and my cup runneth over to be raising four spectacular kids; Jake, Trav, Sara and Eli. I am a stay […]

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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. — 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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