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What People are Saying about the Daily Growth Journal

I finally look forward to journaling again! Over the years I’ve let my habit of journaling get crowded out by life. I wasn’t sure if I would see growth by spending just 10 minutes aday, but I’m encouraged by the progress I’ve already made.

Sarah, Project Coordinator

I have always struggled with journaling. The blank page just “stared” at me as if to dare me to think of anything to write. I love the questions in this journal. It really gets me started, and helps me to focus on truly allowing the Holy Spirit to “form” me more into the image of Christ. 

Donna, Discipleship Pastor

"I have never been great at journaling, but this takes all the stress out of the process. Simple, straight forward questions keep you focused, and over time I noticed it influencing my whole day."

Joe, Children's Pastor

Feeling Stuck?

Finding time to spend in spiritual disciplines is tough with a busy schedule. Even if you had the time, you find yourself wondering, “I don’t know what I’m supposed to do with my life. How am I supposed to grow?”

Living Your Destiny?

God wants you to grow in every area of life. Your physical health, parenting skills, work at your job, and everything in between are all opportunities for you to become more like Christ. Your whole life can become a reflection of God’s destiny for you.

The Daily Growth Discipleship Podcast

How to Find Joy in Your Work - Shundrawn Thomas - Episode 33

How to Find Joy in Your Work - Shundrawn Thomas - Episode 33

Shundrawn Thomas is the President of a trillion-dollar global investment management business. As a strategic thinker and trusted advisor, he helps corporations, non-profits and religious organizations achieve their purpose and vision. As a masterful communicator and motivational speaker, he enlightens and inspires individuals in the areas of professional and personal development. He is widely respected by professional colleagues for his dedication to excellence and principled business approach. In 2017, Black Enterprise identified him as one of the Most Powerful Black Executives in Corporate America. Shundrawn is also an entrepreneur, previously founding businesses with retail and publishing interests. He is an engaged civic leader serving on the boards of several non-profit organizations. He also serves his local community as associate pastor of his Church located on Chicago’s Southside.

Shundrawn speaks and lectures nationally on subjects including vocation, leadership, strategy, investments, personal finance, values and faith. His passion for communicating led him to author four books including his recent release, Discover Joy In Work.

Listen to Chapter 1 now!

Becoming an Ordinary Mystic - Albert Haase - Episode 32

Becoming an Ordinary Mystic - Albert Haase - Episode 32

Ordained a Franciscan priest in 1983, Albert Haase is a popular preacher, teacher, spiritual director and guest on talk radio shows. A former missionary to mainland China for over eleven years, he is the award-winning author of eleven books on popular spirituality and the presenter on five best-selling DVDs. He is currently chaplain at Cedarbrake Catholic Retreat Center, Temple TX.

His book Becoming an Ordinary Mystic offers a daily path to connecting with God and cultivating a life with him in which we draw close, listen, and respond moment to moment.

Listen to Chapter 1 now!

The Winding Path of Transformation - Jeff Tacklind - Episode 31

The Winding Path of Transformation - Jeff Tacklind - Episode 31

Jeff is the lead pastor of Church by the Sea in Laguna Beach, CA. He is passionate about spiritual formation, surfing, and anything C.S. Lewis. He's also a spiritual director and has a master’s degree in Philosophy and a Doctorate in Semiotics and Future Studies. His book, The Winding Path of Transformation, describes spiritual formation as an invitation to paradox. By entering into suffering, we find joy. By embracing the downward path of humility, we find glory. And by remaining small, sometimes we grow to great heights.

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Thoughts for Your Growth

How Journaling 10 Minutes a Day Can Help You Grow in Christ

How Journaling 10 Minutes a Day Can Help You Grow in Christ

You might be wondering if it’s really possible to grow in your walk with Christ by journaling just 10 minutes a day. I know it sounds a little far fetched. You’re probably thinking it’s just some marketing gimmick used to get you to click on a link.

You’re right! I admit it. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t true. I truly believe the Daily Growth Journal can help you grow in your walk with Christ because I’ve seen what it’s done in my life and the lives of others.

Why You Should Practice Silence and Solitude

Why You Should Practice Silence and Solitude

I’ve learned that practicing Silence and Solitude is the spiritual equivalent to resting after a hard workout. Contrary to what a lot of people believe, you don’t actually get stronger from going to the gym. Lifting weights only serves to stress the muscles and break them down. And that stress is what causes growth to take place. Without it, your body wouldn’t have a reason to grow.

But the exercise itself doesn’t make your muscles grow stronger. The process of rest and recovery does that. So if you didn't give your muscles enough time to recover and you continued to work out every day, you’d end up breaking down your body more and more until you injured yourself and/or made yourself sick. This is your body's way of taking the rest it needs whether you’re willing to give it or not.

 

Why Does the Easy Yoke of Jesus Seem So Hard?

Why Does the Easy Yoke of Jesus Seem So Hard?

Have you ever thought about Jesus' command to take on his yoke and burden and wondered what He meant when he promised it would be “easy” and “light.” Anyone who’s been a Christian for any significant time will tell you that following Jesus isn’t always easy. It costs a lot! It takes all of your effort! By choosing the narrow road to life, you invite upon yourself all kinds of trials, hardships, and suffering.

So what is Jesus talking about in Matthew 11:29-30 when he promised that His Way is actually the easy one?