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Paul didn’t write Philippians in response to a crisis. Instead, he wrote expressing appreciation and affection for the Philippian believers.

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If you want to relax and get rid of anxiety, you need to lighten up. Are you typically harsh or critical? Try cultivating a more gentle and understanding approach to life. “Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near.”

Family Footprints: Steps for Leading Well at Home

Every day we parents leave footprints for our family to follow. But parenting is not a game—a future generation of faith rests on us. There’s no doubt we are leaving tracks and our kids follow in our footsteps…at least for a while. So what is it going to take to have your children continue following your footprints? Here is my advice for leading well at home.

Beyond the Broadcast: Contentment and How To Miss It

We all agree contentment is the key to happiness. We just don’t want to go through what we have to go through to learn it. This is what Paul meant when he said he had learned to be content in whatever circumstances (Philippians 4:11). Learning is hard. Here are three surefire ways to miss contentment found in 1 Timothy 6.

Strengthening Your Grip on Attitudes

The Nazis stripped Victor Frankl’s life down to almost nothing. Once a renowned psychiatrist, Frankl was reduced to being a slave labourer at the notorious death camp Auschwitz. He could have seethed with hate and self-pity but, instead, Frankl realized that the Nazis could never steal, shape, or dictate his attitude.

Eating God's Words

Some picture meditation as a process of discharge—carving out internal empty space. Biblical meditation is not a void to maintain with empty head and heart. There is content to biblical meditation. We are to consider deeply the works and words of God. Paul commanded that we think on things that are just and excellent (Philippians 4:8). The cup is to be filled, not emptied.