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?
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
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