Spiritual Growth

Resources on growing as a Christian. Topics include Bible reading strategies, prayer plans, and strategies for maturing in Christlikeness.

Taking the Self out of Self-improvement

The following is a guest post by my friend J.J. Smith. Jack has the privilege of serving in his church and working as an editor. I often wonder why it is so much easier to buy books than to read them. It just feels good to buy a book. It feels safe, or even good—like overspending at a charity...

New Year, Same God

Whenever we experience a change in our lives it's helpful to remember that there is an immovable, unchanging rock on Whom we can always rely. The fact that God does not change is the basis of our confidence in His faithfulness. God is not fickle, He will not change His mind, He will not break a...

Does God Care If We Diet and Exercise?

We live in a culture increasingly obsessed with health—specifically diet and exercise. But just how important is diet and exercise in the life of a Christian? Is this just a worldly fad we would be wise to ignore? Does God even care? The apostle Paul himself admits that physical exercise is of some...

Re-Learning to Read

Episode 13 of the Redeeming Productivity Show podcast was made to compliment this blog post. In that episode, I cover a broader range of topics concerning reading better. So, if you want to get more information on reading, check out that episode. Christians are readers. God’s revelation has come to...

How to Stop Being So Lazy

✅ For a step-by-step guide to self-discipline checkout my course, POWER Mornings. It’s a simple morning routine designed for productive Christians. It’s a popular trope in television and movies, the lazy dad sitting on the couch, mouth gaping at a flickering television, crumbs littering his...

10 Spiritual Benefits of Journaling

A few weeks ago I was cleaning my garage and discovered a stack of old journals in a plastic bin. That put a prompt end to my cleaning plans. For two-hours, I sat on a metal folding chair poring over entries I had penned over a decade ago. As I read, I was reminded of long-forgotten life events...