Rude. There I was, at the front desk, struggling to keep the phone receiver to my ear. The caller? Another angry woman with more expletives in her vocabulary than the urban dictionary. I was nearing the end of the call, getting ready to tell the woman exactly what she didn't want to hear: "No, ma'am that worker is not available. I can transfer you to their desk, and you could leave a voicemail if … [Read more...] about How to Deal with Rude People
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How Should I Define “Success”? It’s only natural for passionate, driven people to desire success. Nobody wants to feel like their efforts are pointless, so we measure how significant and effective our efforts are by the amount of success we feel we’ve achieved. This could be a good or bad thing depending on how you define success. Christ followers are put in a peculiar position when it comes … [Read more...] about Success | Man’s Definition VS God’s Definition
“Follow me.” Can you imagine looking up from your computer screen, and seeing Jesus before you with an outstretched arm beckoning you to drop what you’re doing and join him? Would you? Jesus actually pulled this stunt on all of his disciples, including Peter and Andrew in Matthew 4:19. They were fishermen by trade. While they were out for a routine catch, Jesus cried out to them from the shore: … [Read more...] about Disciple Defined | 5 Characteristics of Genuine Christ Followers
Benefits Right Here. Right Now. Ever feel like you have to wait until you get to heaven before you can cash in on the benefits of being a child of God? Yes, Heaven is by all means an experience all Christ followers have to look forward to, but what are the benefits of having a relationship with Christ here in now? Jesus understands that you’re experiencing real hardships, real pain, and real … [Read more...] about 8 Benefits that Christians Experience Right Now!
Don’t Judge? It’s not uncommon to get stonewalled with the phrase “Don’t judge!” as a Christian. It’s what some believe is a clever way to use scripture to ward off any negative criticisms of their behavior and escape responsibility for their own actions. But what does the Bible really say about “judging”? Are we as Christians allowed to make judgments about sin, or are we being hypocrites or … [Read more...] about Does the Bible Really Say “Don’t judge” ?