A Country Bumpkin Goes to the Big City

My first job after college was in a large Midwestern, metropolitan area. When I changed jobs and moved back to Indiana, I immediately recognized three differences: (1) less traffic, (2) a slower pace of living, and (3) that people would look you in the eye and say “hello.” This last quality was the most surprising. […]

Satan, the Holy Spirit, and Negative Self Talk

Many people are unwilling to admit that we have a spiritual adversary, Satan, whose will and efforts are set against us. He is an angel who chose to rebel against God, and now he wants to bring us down with him. Satan doesn’t cause every evil act in the world, as there’s plenty of natural […]

How to Live an Extraordinary Life

I like inspirational movies. One of my favorites is The Natural (Tristar Pictures, 1984), starring Robert Redford, Glenn Close, and Robert Duvall. A famous line in the movie comes when Redford’s character, Roy Hobbs, shares his dream and motivation in life. After expressing regret that he could have been the best in baseball, he explains why […]

Dealing with Difficult People

Conflict with others happens, even when we try our best to get along with everyone. Hopefully, you’ve learned how to bring most of your differences to a peaceful end. Even so, there will always be individuals who seem more challenging to get along with. So, how should we approach these people and situations?   Three […]