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
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?
I hate messes. I tell my children every night before they go to bed to straighten up their rooms. Dirty clothes go in the hamper. Shoes go in the closet. Toys go to their designated spots. The kids don’t like it. But, it’s important that they form this habit. We all know that it will benefit […]Read More What To Do With That Spiritual Clutter
Blessed are you when people hate you, when they exclude you and insult you and reject your name as evil, because of the Son of Man. Luke 6:22 | NIV In recent news, not covered by Mainstream Media, hundreds of Christians are being arrested, tortured and murdered just because they follow Christ and refuse to […]Read More If You’re Not Hated for Being a Christian You’re Not Doing it Right
“But because of the temptation to sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband.” 1 Corinthians 7:2 That verse right there stands in stark contrast to the worldly notion that sex should be explored with anyone at any stage of life; that we should be lead by our […]Read More Reclaiming Sex for Marriage
“Rescue those who are being taken away to death; hold back those who are stumbling to the slaughter. If you say, “Behold, we did not know this,” does not he who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not he who keeps watch over your soul know it, and will he not repay man according to […]Read More Why Christians Should Oppose Abortion
Sarah and Charlene were sitting at a table for two at an outdoor café. They’d sipped coffee and shared small talk and now Sarah was ready to broach the subject of something personal that she needed to get off her chest. “Charlene, I’m so glad we were finally able to get together. I’ve been going […]Read More Becoming the Listener Your Friend Needs
*Originally written in the Autumn of 2011 as a letter to friends and family.* It was a cool October afternoon as I was driving away from my friend, Mara’s, house in Northeast Philadelphia. We had just finished crying and praying together about a new thing – a drastic change – that God was about to […]Read More When God Spoke My Name – Literally