There are times when one Christian needs to address the bad habit, sin, or fault of another Christian. Obviously there's a wrong way to do it (many of us know this from experience!). So how do we give constructive criticism in a good, Christian way? I appreciate David Murray's advice on this. He wrote the… Continue reading On Constructive Criticism (D. Murray)
In our fast-paced digital world where everyone is always on the move, it happens quite often that we end up not taking good care of ourselves. We are in a hurry, so we eat convenient foods that are unhealthy, foods that are not good fuel for our bodies and brains. We don't have time to… Continue reading Taking Care of Yourself (Murray)
Quite often we as Christians know the various sins against which we struggle. We might be strong in some areas, but are weak in others. For example, a person might not have a violent or quick temper, but he does struggle with discontentment and envy. A Christian might have real and genuine loves for others,… Continue reading Naming our Struggles (Murray)
As Christians, we are not called to hoard our money and finances. We are instead called to give some of it away (cf. 2 Cor. 9:7). Speaking of this, I appreciate David Murray's points on the Christian's financial giving. I've put some of them below (they are edited for length): Giving Obeys God's Command. The… Continue reading Giving/Tithing/Alms/Offerings (Murray)
Here are some helpful words from a helpful book: "One of the most common tendencies for those with depression is to focus on feelings and to base beliefs and conclusions on those feelings. This is especially true of Christians. For example, they may feel forsaken and conclude that they are forsaken. Also, in an effort… Continue reading Focusing on Feelings?