This is the battle every Christian fights, and it’s the hardest battle in ministry: the battle against yourself. From Jeff Robinson: The ministry is a lot like golf. You really are your own worst enemy. You have to battle you all the time. It comes down to realizing that you are weak. As Paul says …

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I’ve been dabbling a little bit in personal fitness for a while now, so I’ve got lots of respect for those who exercise. This article by Connor Gwin on Mockingbird interacts with popular thought about why gyms and exercise fill a space in some modern lives that used to be filled by church. It wants …

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Scott Hubbard writes a short article about how God prepares us to face major trials by taking his people through multiple smaller trials of more mundane significance. How we teach ourselves to react with the smaller will be how we react to the larger seasons of adversity. The little trials you meet today are not …

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Michael Milton relates an episode from his past life experience of receiving a safety warning while working on an oil field and draws a parallel application to spiritual health: [The warning from his foreman] “When you smell rotten-eggs at the well site, boys, you are smelling a poisonous, corrosive, flammable gas that is hydrogen sulfide. …

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