breakthrough

No Breakthrough Without a Breaking

Nathan Smith Christian Maturity, Life Skills

You’ve begged, pleaded, fasted, prayed and still the mountain hasn’t moved.  You’re reading books, asking for advice and doing everything you know to do to break through that thing that has been vexing you for so long.  It could be a relational problem, a work-related issue, a physical challenge or even a spiritual obstacle.  All of us have found ourselves …

good grief

Good Grief – The Pain That Heals All Others

Nathan Smith Christian Maturity, Life Skills

There is nothing enjoyable about hurting. People can say they like being sore after a workout or that they get a rush from muscling through challenging physical feats but, even still, it’s not pleasant.  What’s worse than physical pain is emotional pain.  Deep wounds that come from damaging words, abuse or the loss of a loved one are challenging to …

Hit The Gas

Hit the GAS not the Brake

Nathan Smith Perspective, Thought Provoking

I tend to be one that draws attention to the need for people to create margin, pull back, embrace Sabbath rest and generally ‘do less’.  I’ve written and talked about it much and I stand by the principles and challenges that I’ve laid out.  Our culture is obsessed with activity and distraction so there is certainly a need to be …