At CLC, we just concluded the Un-Stuck sermon series. During the final message, we looked at a key cause that gets us stuck relationally. We tend to “own” what doesn’t belong to us, and we tend to be irresponsible for what does. Each of us must take responsibility for our “inner world.” This includes our … Continue reading To Own Or Not To Own
We spent two chapters on “Getting Un-Stuck from Your Past.” We actually could have probably spent the entire book on this subject! As stated in last week’s message, God consistently demonstrates what He chooses to recall from our past and how He will interpret those memories. Since we are created in God’s image, we too … Continue reading Which Past Do You SEE?
Chapter four of the Un-Stuck book (and week five of the CLC Un-Stuck series) references a quote from one of my mentors Dr. Richard Dobbins: “None of us live with our past, we live with what we tell ourselves about our past.” Those are some pretty wise words, and they take only a few honest … Continue reading Which Past Do You LIVE With?
All of us have to deal with bad habits. Sometimes they are bad things we do habitually that we need to STOP doing, or they are good things we need to START doing but are neglecting. The first step to ending a bad habit, or birthing a good habit, is to imagine! Imagine yourself NO … Continue reading The Un-Stuck Guide to…Good Habits
One of the greatest ways to make significant change in our lives is NOT by changing what we do, but by changing what we think! In week three of the "Un-Stuck" sermon series (and the book by the same name) we examined “Getting your head unstuck.” We tend to underestimate the power of our thoughts. … Continue reading Getting Your Head Un-Stuck
Most people talk about wanting to see change in their lives, but that’s about as far as it goes. We stay stuck, or even worse, addicted, in areas of our lives. However, we don’t need to feel helpless, or hopeless. Your life CAN change for the better, and Psalm 92: 12-13 shares the good news … Continue reading Serious About Getting Un-Stuck? Really?
DILEMMA: In a recent weekend sermon, I discussed how the ancient Israelites got “un-stuck” from 400 years of slavery in Egypt. However, within days of getting un-stuck from slavery, they found themselves stuck again, only this time they were stuck between the Red Sea and a fast approaching Egyptian army that had come to re-claim … Continue reading The Dilemma and the Delight of Getting “Un-Stuck”
You could say I'm in the "People Business." Based on my experience I'd say most people aren't living the near perfect lives their social media posts might lead us to believe. I'm not suggesting everyone's life is a mess...just somewhere in-between. The Bible is clear, every life has it's good and bad ("The rain falls … Continue reading Are you “Stuck?”