ABOUT MICHAEL KELLEY

I’m a Christ-follower, husband, dad, author and speaker. Thanks for stopping here to dialogue with me about what it means to live deeply in all the arenas of life. I live in Nashville, Tennessee, with my wife Jana who is living proof of the theory that males are far more likely to marry over their heads than females are. We have three great kids, Joshua (5) and Andi (3), and Christian (less than 1). They remind me on a daily basis how much I have to grow in being both a father and a child. I work full time for Lifeway Christian Resources, where I’m a Bible study editor. I also get out on the road some to speak in different churches, conferences and retreats.

3 Ways Comparing Kills Focus

Here are three destructive effects that come from thoughts of comparison, whether they are expressed or unexpressed.

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3 Foundations of Biblical Decision Making

You won’t find in Scripture the specific answer to who you should marry, what job you should take, or what city you should live in. But that doesn’t mean the Bible doesn’t help us make decisions.

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Out of The Heart… How Giving Reflects Belief

There is an issue at the bottom of kingdom investment. The issue, as is always the case, is what we believe about God.

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Why Talking Starts with Listening

Listening is important. But we sometimes find ourselves, especially when we are hearing something or someone we don’t agree with, not really listening but instead tolerating sound, just waiting for our own chance to talk.

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Why Your Lows Can be Highs When It Comes to Making Disciples

Real life is where our faith is honed, grown, and proven. And moments of disappointment are moments ripe for discipleship.

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3 Ways to Take the Temperature of the Environment You Lead

As godly leaders, we are not only responsible for setting the temperature; we are responsible for knowing how the temperature we have set is affecting those who have to live inside of it.

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What to Do When Your Faith Goes Stale

There are days… even seasons… when our faith, which should be so joy-producing, just seems stale.

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How to Align What You Desire with What You Believe

Growing up in Christ means an ever-increasing alignment between what we desire, and what we know.

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Clarity Process

Three effective ways to start moving toward clarity right now.