Paul instructs us in 2 Corinthians to take captive every thought out of obedience to Christ. If you study that passage, it’s really not so much about just taking captive my own thoughts, but also helping the church. The truth was being destroyed around them. Paul was saying help people take captive the truth of the gospel.

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Have you ever looked back on your own life and could see where the sin you wrestle with today was planted in your life and how it’s grown, and it’s developed? It’s one pattern of behavior or thinking, or a response that grows until all of a sudden, as the Scripture says, it becomes progressive, perilous and often leads to death.

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Desire is a very powerful force in our lives, and I am convinced it’s the root of why it’s so difficult for us to live intentionally. The reason we get into trouble is because our desires are not aligned with what God has for us.     

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The problems we face in life have roots that go into yesterday’s desires and into yesterday’s actions.  We become a product of the things that we desire in our lives

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Do you know the condition of the things that are most valuable in your life?

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There’s something sacred about keys – you just can’t throw them away. Keys open things. While working with couples for many years, I’ve found three of the keys to unlocking a thriving marriage.

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Do you have a box of old keys?  Maybe you have a drawer where you keep old keys. If you’re like me, you don’t throw keys away because we assume some day we are going to need that key even though we have no idea what it goes to.  Right?

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Change starts by first taking 100 percent responsibility for our thoughts, actions and attitudes.  It requires changing our thinking, our attitudes, and our behaviors. 

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Friendships are enriching experiences, but they can also cause pain. Assessing the health of your friendships will enable you to improve the relationships you already have, and help you with your choice of friends in the future.

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Lately Dr. Randy has focused on a theme: change. Change in you. Change in me. And there is no greater change that can happen than when we accept Christ as Savior and Lord.

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