Word of the Day

September 20, 2018

je ne sais quoi

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Faith

September 8, 2018

A superficial profession of faith is no sign of true redemption. —R.C. Sproul

Comparison

September 7, 2018

Comparison is the suffocating thief of joy.

True with our marriages.

True with our jobs.

True with our bodies.

True with our walk with Jesus.

True with our abilities. True.

Godliness + Contentment= Great gain.

Quote

August 19, 2018

“There is no rest for those who turn away from God” (Is. 57:20,21). -Tim Keller

Change

August 19, 2018

“People don’t need more condemnation or religion, they need Jesus and more grace.” -Tim Smith

Anger

August 9, 2018

“The clearest gauge of whether anger is right or wrong in its expression is whether it acts to condemn or to offer help.” – David Powlison

Plugged In

August 9, 2018

“Universal principle for appliances, life, family, church, and community: “In order for things to work properly, they must be plugged in.”

We shouldn’t be surprised that we feel a lack of energy, purpose, warmth or connection when we have become isolated, unplugged.”

#BetterTogether

Parenting

July 25, 2018

I cherish and thank God for every second I get to spend with my children, who are now all adults. They fill me with pride and joy…but that wasn’t always true when they were young.

I don’t think it’s any big secret that parenting is challenging. When I was raising my kids, I would sometimes become so frustrated and angry with them that it dragged things out of me I did not think were there. It seems crazy, but when you step back and look at what parenting really is, the reason for this struggle becomes clear.

Parenting, in a nutshell, is a flawed person who must give direction, guidance, and help to another flawed person. A sinner raising sinners. As 2 Corinthians 5:15 tells us, the DNA of sin is selfishness. I selfishly wanted absolute obedience from my kids. I didn’t want to be disagreed with, be challenged, or have somebody make my day difficult – but I didn’t get that.

Finally, I came to understand this important lesson: God has a REASON to make parenting a struggle. He will not judge us because we find it hard. He is there to meet us with His love and grace. He provides everything we need as parents to raise beautiful, faithful, impactful children in His likeness.

This lesson was just one of many that God taught me about parenting with His wisdom and grace. I would love to share them all with you! Join me for the live stream event, Parenting, to learn what He has shown me ==> http://parenting.paultripp.com/

Sinners vs. Saints

July 9, 2018

“The church is a hospital for sinners, not a museum for saints”. Tim Keller

Prone to Wander

July 8, 2018

“Jesus, thank you for the saving power of your death in our place, and for your spotless obedience, which defeats the vast record of our offenses against you. Because of your death and resurrection, we can know for certain that every desert into which you call us will become a sweet banquet of wisdom and love, for you do all things for the good of those who love you and are called according to your purpose.”