• Part 3 – Change Your Words: Change Your Life

    Fasting from words isn’t a test to find out who can be the most disciplined or who can scrutinize their words more thoroughly. It’s about setting apart time to commune with the Lord, being mindful of Him everywhere you go, and putting Him first in everything you do. It’s about...

  • Part 2 – Change Your Words: Change Your Life

    In Psalm 19:14, the psalmist cries out that the words of his mouth and the meditations of his heart would be acceptable in God’s sight. Have you ever wondered what kinds of words God would consider acceptable? They certainly wouldn’t be words of judgment, criticism, sarcasm, negativity, complaining, or gossip....

  • Part 1 – Change Your Words: Change Your Life

    It may be hard for you today to envision changing your habitual judgments of others or the way you size people up when you meet them. I know it was for me when I began working on this area in my life. So let’s start with a preliminary inventory. During...

  • Walking together

    ‘Does This Person Belong in My Life?’

    A toxic relationship is like a limb with gangrene: unless you amputate it the infection can spread and kill you. Without the courage to cut off what refuses to heal, you’ll end up losing a lot more. Your personal growth – and in some cases your healing – will only...

  • Dealing with Difficult People

    The only way to avoid having to deal with difficult people – is to move to another planet. Human beings are a mixture of vices and virtues, and unless you understand that, you won’t be able to work or live with them successfully. The story’s told of a monk who...

  • When You Are Criticised

    When it comes to constructive criticism, try to learn from it and grow wiser. When it comes to unjustified criticism, remind yourself that Jesus was criticised too, so you’re in good company. And when you’re tempted to give in to resentment and strike back, read these Scriptures: ‘If you suffer...