Living Wisely in the Everyday

Welcome to day 7 of STAND OUT: 7 traits of a counter cultural life.  You can find an index of all the posts in this series here. Today we're wrapping up our discussion about wisdom, the foundational trait of a counter cultural life. So far, we've recognized our need for wisdom from above and discovered the path to true wisdom is only through God.  Now it's time to get to the nitty gritty—the practical application of how wisdom impacts our daily pursuit of a counter cultural life. What does ... [Read More]

The Path to True Wisdom

Welcome to day 6 of STAND OUT: 7 traits of a counter cultural life. You can find an index of every post in this series here. Yesterday we began discussing wisdom, which I believe is the foundation of living a counter cultural life. The problem is, sometimes we are seriously lacking in wisdom. We can easily begin to think we are wise and end up in a heap of trouble.  Paul wrote about this very thing to the church at Corinth: Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you thinks that he is ... [Read More]

The Wisdom from Above

Welcome to day 5 of STAND OUT: 7 traits of a counter cultural life. All the posts in this series are indexed here.  Last week was one of those really hard weeks. I feel like I say that a lot lately. And I don't mean to ... it's just that well, life is hard. A week ago today, we found out three families in our church were facing incredibly difficult situations. Which made me think, if we know about three how many others are struggling and we don't know anything about it at all. Scott's ... [Read More]

An Invitation to Choose Wisdom

My most consistent prayer is for wisdom.  Time and again I find myself crying out to the Lord for the discernment and understanding necessary to navigate life.  I cling to the words of James, If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given to him. I claim the promise of that verse knowing my desire for wisdom is pleasing to the Lord. About 15 years ago, I began a practice I'd heard Billy Graham used as well — reading a chapter of ... [Read More]