"I've learned over the years that if I allow myself and my inner world to tell the first lie, the second one is easier to tell and the third one is easier yet. Pretty soon, I'm lying all over the place to myself. I'm in denial about all kinds of things. What I've learned over the years is that I have ..
28 Days of Telling the Truth, Part 1: Telling The Truth To Yourself
by Bill Hybels
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"Some of the deepest guilt you will feel in your life is when you look someone in the eye and pretend like you're telling them the truth and you lie to them. And you realize later what you did and you just go, 'I'm a liar.' Well, if the Bible says, 'Don't lie,' and if we hate being lied to and we hate ..
28 Days of Telling the Truth, Part 2: Telling The Truth To Each Other
28 Days of Telling the Truth, Part 4: Living The Truth Every Day
by Mike Singletary
It is truly amazing that one of the human body's smaller muscles - the tongue - can be as edifying, or devastating as it is. James says in 3:1-12 that by using the gift of speech, one can praise the Lord initially, and then curse those made in His likeness a moment later. What is just as amazing is ..
A Faith That Works, Part 12: The Power of Words
Getting through Advent most definitely requires effort if we're to set our hearts and lives right as we move from the wilderness to the manger. This message helps us process those instructions that John the Baptist gave to people waiting to be baptized by him and waiting, too, for the arrival of the ..
by Shauna Niequist
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One of the most misunderstood of Jesus' parables is the Parable of the
Shrewd Manager (Luke 16:1-9). Jesus uses this parable to indicate that
Christians could take a cue from non-believers who at times, do a better job dealing with reality than some believers. An example of this is "spiritualizing," ..
Christianity Illustrated, Part 2: Facing Reality
by John Ortberg