As a follower of Christ, I have found it necessary to start – and end – my day with my head and heart in the right place. Through the years, certain devotional books have counseled me and guided me as I’ve sought to understand important truths found in the Bible. I’d like to introduce to […]Read More 4 Devotional Books That Will Invigorate Your Life
The harder I try to be holy, the more I find myself discouraged by the struggle to avoid sin. Ever felt that way? Striving for holiness is like reaching for the impossible dream, the always out of reach carrot. We seem to be left empty-handed every time. We want to be good. We long to be pure. The […]Read More The Holy Pursuit
Walking in the midst of our trials, it is often difficult to believe that God will come through for us. A mother in labor for hours, suffering from birth pains, is overwhelmed by thoughts that the ordeal will never end. Ah, but when the moment comes – great rejoicing! And indescribable relief. Fingernail-biting moments come […]Read More The God of His Word
“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.” Philippians 2:3 (NIV) The New Websters Expanded Dictionary defines “humble” as: of a low, mean, or unpretending character; lowly; modest; meek. To make humble; to abase; to lower. And “humility” is defined as humbleness of mind; modesty; a […]Read More Consider Humility
I recently heard a sermon about the difference between identifying as a Christian and being a Disciple. It was one of those sermons that just sets a fire under you, and reignites that passion you had when you were young in the Lord and wanted everyone around you to know about the treasure you’d just […]Read More Are You a Christian…Or a Disciple?
As I was sitting in church one Sunday morning my heart was anxious and my mind was wandering. Normally, I paid close attention to the sermon but this particular Sunday was different as I was strongly sensing the call to move to Guatemala as a missionary. How could I leave when the ministry was thriving […]Read More When God Calls You Far From Home | Part 2
I have read my share of devotional books over the years. I have my favorite go-to’s that always speak to me profoundly. Every once in a while a devotional comes across my table that just wows me. That’s what Soul did this past week. I was sent the digital version of this brand-new devotional by […]Read More Soul: A Review
A missionary’s call is not a “career choice”. It is a calling from God. As a former missionary I know this, and experienced this call in my life nearly twenty years ago. And when I took that step of obedience, by faith, I embarked on an adventure that took me to places I’d never dreamed of going. […]Read More When God Calls You Far From Home | Part 1
By now, if you follow my blog, you know well that I am pro-life. A while back I wrote an article about why Christians should oppose abortion basing my arguments on biblical passages. While I am a staunch opponent of the pro-abortion culture, I want to make clear that I believe that God offers redemption […]Read More Can God Forgive Abortion?
Faith’s Pursuit is an inspiring true story about a young woman’s journey with God. As a little girl, she meets Him in the most unlikely place–her broken heart. He walks with her through her poverty and shame. When He calls her forth, she dares to follow and discovers that through suffering and redemption, God makes […]Read More Faith’s Pursuit: An Interview with the Author