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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

The Daily Growth Journal is an innovative way to make your daily devotions a living part of your discipleship - you don't have anything like it.

Alan, Pastoral Coach

"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

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

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

God's Work in Us Is Never Done - Paul Smith - Episode 49

God's Work in Us Is Never Done - Paul Smith - Episode 49

Paul W. Smith was an on-staff editor for Gospel Publishing House for over thirty years before retiring April 1, 2018. During this tenure, he worked on Adult Sunday school curriculum, books, magazine articles, letters, and other publications that were produced by the General Council of the Assemblies of God. Still an ordained minister, he serves as ministry leader for a Celebrate Recovery chapter in Republic, Missouri. He keeps busy doing freelance editing and page layout, and trying to downsize a lifetime of memorabilia and books.

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Why Theology is Essential for a Lifestyle of Discipleship - Episode 48

Why Theology is Essential for a Lifestyle of Discipleship - Episode 48

We love to ask the question, "Why?" Why do we do the things we do in the Christian life? Things like knowing our identity, practicing the basics, and walking with someone are great, but why do these things? It's about understanding the practical application of the things we know or hold to be true. In short, it's doing theology! In this special, one-chapter episode, Chis and Josh talk about a few of the reasons behind the steps in creating a lifestyle of discipleship. They also discuss a few questions from a listener about the authority of Scripture. Be sure to let us know what you think of this longer format if you want to see more of it!

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How to Live an Unhurried Life - Alan Fadling - Episode 47

How to Live an Unhurried Life - Alan Fadling - Episode 47

Alan Fadling serves as a frequent speaker and consultant with local churches, national organizations and leaders internationally. He's also President and Founder of Unhurried Living, Inc. in Mission Viejo, CA, inspiring people to rest deeper, live fuller and lead better.  He shows leaders how to get perspective so their leadership flows from a full soul and out of healthy rhythms of rest and work. A trained Spiritual Director, Alan is also the award-winning author of An Unhurried Leader and An Unhurried Life, which was honored with a Christianity Today Award of Merit in spirituality.

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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?