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 …

willing to receive

Are You Willing To Receive?

Nathan Smith Life Skills, Relationships

Everyone loves getting a gift.  I think ‘free stuff’ may be one of my love languages!  It seems like a no-brainer that while people may be reluctant to give in certain areas of their lives, most people are always ready and willing to receive. When it comes to material things there’s a better chance of that statement being true.  However, …

Please Don’t Read This (the struggle with self promotion)

Nathan Smith Christian Maturity, Life Skills

You’ve been given a gift.  You have something unique to offer.  You’ve studied, worked hard and developed a skill or idea and now it’s ready to be put into action or taken to the marketplace.  There’s a problem though.  Nobody knows.  Seriously, they don’t.  Maybe your mom knows or a couple of close friends, but that is honestly about it.  …