how to learn from your future self - Todd Phillips

How to Learn from Your Future Self

SUMMARY Today’s message is all about how to see the big picture of your life through a fictional exercise of talking with your future self. This thought experiment has been employed by many great thinkers over the years, including Jorge Luis Borges and more recently, Tim Ferris. If your younger self could speak with your[…]

how to be positive every day - Todd Phillips

How to Have a Positive Attitude Every Day

SUMMARY We’ve talked before about the unavoidability of difficult times and how endurance and perseverance is important “so that you may be mature and complete, lacking in nothing.” (James 1:4) Last week, we spoke about the difference between joy and happiness and how joy is the ability to experience peace and contentment in spite of[…]

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Becoming a Morning Person | How to Develop Better Sleep Habits

SUMMARY “Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise” – Benjamin Franklin Are you a “morning person”? Want to become one? I wasn’t always a morning person. In fact, when I began waking up before 5:00 a.m., I started to question its benefits. But through research and experience, I[…]

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How to Find Answers to Your Bible Questions

SUMMARY Curious about what the Bible says about tattoos? Want to know if our pets go to Heaven? What about the larger life questions like what happens after death? These are all incredible questions that most people find themselves asking at least at some point in life. We may not know what Bible verse to[…]

how to have more influence at work - todd phillips, online pastor and life coach

How to Have More Influence at Work | Part 1

Most of us spend at least 40 hours at work each week. While this can seem depressing or exciting to some people, it’s an unavoidable reality for many of us. If your desire is to improve your relations at work, climb the ladder, and gain more influence, this week and next are for you. Today,[…]

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How God Deals with the Storms of Our Lives | INTERACTION | Part 2

SUMMARY Last week, we talked about one way that God Deals with the Storms in Our Lives — the MIRACLE. Unfortunately, many Christians believe that God only works through miracles. So when God doesn’t perform the miracle that we’re praying for, we get upset. But we don’t know that God actually works in 3 ways to[…]

The Miracle - How God Deals with the Storms of Our Lives - Part 1

How God Deals w/ the Storms of Our Lives | INTERVENTION | Part 1

SUMMARY How God Deals with the Storms of Our Lives – Part 1 We all deal with terrible storms and challenges in our life—the loss of a loved one, an illness, the loss of a job, a challenging relationship, struggles in our marriage. Usually we handle these troubles quietly and tend not to share them[…]

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How to Become More Disciplined

SUMMARY The words “discipline” and “disciple” share the same Latin root word, discipulus, which translates roughly to student. To be disciplined means to be constantly learning, training, and self-correcting. Discipline is at the heart of character building, essential to the path of becoming a better, happier person. But cultivating self-discipline is a slow and sometimes painful process.[…]

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How to Find Stability in Life

SUMMARY Would you prefer to build your house on rock or sand? The wise man builds his house on rock while the foolish man builds his house on sand (Matthew 7:24-27). In Matthew 7, Jesus told his followers that if we are to have a stable foundation, we must hear His words and act on them. Acts[…]

4 ways to gain wisdom and understanding - Todd Phillips

How to Become Wise

SUMMARY Today, I’m talking to you about wisdom. Just a few days after becoming a follower of Christ, I came across this passage from 2 Chronicles 1:7-10: “That night God appeared to Solomon and said to him: ‘Ask. What should I give you?’ And Solomon said to God: ‘You have shown great and faithful love to[…]