Hope for the unhappy Christian

Every morning, Christians across the country wake up discontent with life – singleness, marriage, career, church, or community – and wish they could trade it for a different one. But there's another way to look at our struggles that will transform the way we live as Christians.
Tags:  Hope, Joy, Suffering, Holmes

Optimistic bias

Optimism inspires more optimism and can serve as a strong motivator. Ironically, though, it’s also one of the reasons few entrepreneurs become successful. Despite warning signs and alarms, the optimistic entrepreneur can become blind to how their business venture is performing until it is too late to take corrective action. Here are some ideas on how to manage your optimism bias.
Tags:  Hope, Optimism, Bias, Struble

Hope is not a strategy

Strategy puts ‘legs’ on hope. You can’t talk your way out of what you’ve behaved your way into. If you hope for something to change, come up with a series of steps that’ll move you toward what you hope for.
Tags:  Hope, Strategy, Action, Accountability, Campbell

Genuine hope versus 'hope so'

Disasters, tragedies, violence, political upheaval, ... it's easy to lose hope and fall into despair. Too often, the best we can say when thinking about better outcomes is "I hope ..." and we find ourselves clinging to wishful thinking. Practically applied in our lives, how does biblical hope look different than 'hope so?'
Tags:  Hope, Faith, Trust, Tamasy

Humiliation or Humility

Humility doesn't have to come by way of humiliation. Criticism from others (especially public criticism) stirs up any number of emotional responses, but the conversation you have with God about it will determine whether or not you grow from it.
Tags:  Humility, Humiliation, Theology of Work

A call to humility

The word ‘humility’ comes from the same root word as ‘humus’ which means ‘fertile ground.’ When a man is humble, he becomes fertile ground for God to grow stuff in … stuff like love, peace, joy, patience, kindness, gentleness, faithfulness, goodness and self-control.
Tags:  Humility, Pride, Arrogance, Campbell

Before honor is humility

"You can humble yourself, or I will do it for you." Sounds like something a bully might say, right? Actually, it's probably the experience we've all had at one point or another in life. What if it was an intentional choice on our part, though? Instead of letting our mistakes embarrass us, here are two ingredient for turning humility into honor.
Tags:  Humility, Gratitude, Campbell

No buts

There are few things as attractive as genuine humility. We respect people who 'own it' when they mess up. So why, then, do we so naturally make excuses for our own mistakes?
Tags:  Humility, Excuses, Smith