“Lean not on my understanding because my understanding is very limited and finite. My limited, finite understanding is not reliable; I cannot rely on it. It is not trustworthy; I cannot trust it. I should not allow the way I feel to dictate what I do—my actions. I should only allow the truth to dictate […]Read More The Heart That Heals: A Review
Obsession For the poorest of paupers, she flaunts, always the unreachable dream. For the wealthiest of kings, she dances, ruling his heart through cunning means. Many long to touch her, to hold her, and some have accomplished the task. Her embrace is intoxication, and in her essence, they long to bask. Her existence […]Read More Should Christians Pursue Wealth?
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