This diagnostic list provides some helpful tests for why someone might not want to go to church. David Gundersen gives us these 12 things to help us discern what might be going on in our hearts.
Susan Narjala writes about our approach to God. We may enter his presence thinking we need to have it all buttoned up, but Susan challenges this with helpful truth.
We may be tempted toward guilt when we enjoy one of God’s gifts to us. But instead, “He takes pleasure in our taking pleasure in the good gifts he gives to us. That is, after all, why he gives us good gifts.”
“Our own pity for ourselves may conjure up some sympathy from sympathizers, especially those prone to feeling sorry for others. But it cannot ultimately do anything beyond feeling badly.” – Abigail Dodds