The Ultimate Father’s Day Reading List

Fathers Day Reading Guide by City on a Hill Studio

THE ULTIMATE FATHER’S DAY READING LIST This Father’s Day, take a reading break between the cookouts and family outings. We searched through our favorite articles about fatherhood and narrowed them down to what we thought would be most encouraging and humorous as a parent in this day and age. We are confident that he will appreciate this cultivated reading guide … Read More

What Does the Bible say About Fatherhood?

IS GOD THE FATHER LIKE MY EARTHLY FATHER?

Over the past few weeks, we’ve talked about the miraculous way God transformed Bart Millard’s abusive father into the godliest man Bart ever knew. In today’s article, we talk about why it is that fathers have such incredible power to wound their kids psychological, emotionally, and spiritually.

Understanding God’s Heart for His Lost Children

Understanding God's Heart for His Lost Children

Years ago my wife, Jen, and I took our five-year-old son and two-year-old daughter to a big water park. The kind of water park that has huge kiddie pools, slides, and fun things like that. While my kids were going down one of the giant slides, my wife walked over to the other side of the pool to explore a … Read More

Don’t Give Up During the Hard Times

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Think about a critical conversation that you’ve had. Maybe it’s one of the most important conversations you’ve ever experienced. Like a coach sharing a strategy and imploring his team to give their all during a game. Or it could simply be two world leaders trying to negotiate peace. I’d like to cast my vote for what I think has to … Read More

What is a Victim Mentality and How Can You Overcome It?

What is a Victim Mentality?

What is Victim Mentality and How Do You Overcome It? On May 25, 2001, Erik Weihenmayer reached the summit of Mount Everest. Seven years later he climbed the Carstensz Pyramid in Papa New Guinea. That day, he also completed the Seven Summits, the highest point on every continent. Only 150 people have accomplished such an incredible feat. I forgot to … Read More

How to Keep Going When Your Mountain Won’t Move

How to Keep Going When Your Mountain Won't Move

How do you maintain a faith that gives you the confidence to keep believing, even when you face overwhelming or impossible circumstances? It can be tempting to give up when life gets challenging. Defining Faith In my new book, Don’t Give Up, I take an in-depth look at Hebrews 11, also called God’s Faith Hall of Fame. When you study … Read More

How an Eternal Perspective Changes Obstacles in Life

How an Eternal Perspective Changes the Obstacles You Face

In Hebrews 11-12, we are called to look back and reflect upon the witnesses of the Old Testament and to look forward to a better country. These chapters in the Bible form a sort of biography series, consisting of stories about those who resisted their immediate desires and put their hope in what was to come. Long for a Heavenly … Read More

What to do When Your Faith is Hindered by Sin

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In sports like running, cycling, and swimming, every ounce matters. In the original Greek marathons thousands of years ago, runners trained with leg weights and then removed them on race day. Many of them even ran in the nude or very little clothing to reduce unnecessary weight during the long run. (Thankfully that’s not a thing anymore.) These days, when … Read More

How to Find God in Your Most Desperate Moments

How to Find God in Your Most Desperate Moments

The Bible is full of stories about people who experienced brokenness while being challenged at their very core. The Christian life is certainly not free from hardship and suffering. On the contrary, life in Christ is full of all the demands that the rest of the world faces, and all of the challenges and trials of spiritual and church life. … Read More

Find the Courage to Keep Going When you Want to Quit

This past summer, I signed up a 50-mile bike race. I hadn’t been cycling long, and this was going to be the longest ride I had ever done. I prepared well. I did months of training and stretching, I practiced each stage of the route, and most importantly, I became an expert in carb loading. (Donuts!) About halfway through the … Read More