Darryl Burling

God graciously extended immeasurable mercy and kindness to me by revealing to me my sin and granting me repentance. He allows me to enjoy reading, thinking, writing and teaching His people.

Do you have the right purpose for biblical growth?

If you’re considering reviewing your spiritual growth this year so that you can have an effective pattern of growth next year, there are two things to review. Last time, we looked at reviewing our growth in character over the year. Assessing our growth in maturity is helpful after we’ve planned and executed on a plan. …

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Find a better approach and unlock your journaling

Journalling is journalling. You just start writing, and what comes out is a stream of consciousness.That’s what I used to think, but other approaches can unlock your journaling and provide you with all its benefits. Open Journaling Just write. That’s what journaling is, right? Certainly, that is one way. Fundamentally, open journaling is an excellent …

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Fall in love with journalling with these quick tips

Maybe you’ve heard of the benefits of journalling but it seems a bit daunting.  The following are a few tips I’ve learned from several years of journalling, and while they are aimed at Christians journalling for the benefit of their spiritual walk, many of the points will apply to journalling in general.

4 practical journaling prompts to destroy sin

Journaling changed my life, and it can change yours too. Journaling is a powerful way to grow in holiness because it allows us to think carefully through the thoughts, beliefs, motives, affections, desires, commitments and intentions of our heart. Using these 4 practical journaling prompts you can destroy the particular sin that plagues you and …

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Mindfulness Meditation: 3 Reasons Christians need to abstain

Today I received an email from a popular Christian writer who challenged his large audience to take up mindfulness meditation.1 He cited four benefits of meditation from Psychology Today in support of establishing it as a daily practice. In the email he sent out to subscribers, this author explained that “its roots go back to Biblical …

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