will god give up on me if i continue to fail? No matter what you’ve done: God will never give up on you Some years ago I was in a leadership position at a community church in North Philly. I was in my mid-twenties and had just graduated from Bible school a few years earlier. […]Read More God Will Never Give Up on You
What does it mean to delight in the Lord? I can only think of a few things on earth that I thoroughly enjoy. Breathtaking landscapes come to mind. Traveling from the city to the countryside, to the mountains or to tropical places causes me to experience refreshment and renewal. I can feel my whole body […]Read More What is the Christian’s Delight?
The Best Daily Devotional Books 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. […]Read More 4 Devotional Books That Will Invigorate Your Life
Does God always keep his promises? 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! […]Read More The God of His Word
What are the qualities of a humble person? “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.” Philippians 2:3 (NIV) What Does it Mean to be Humble? It’s important to know the qualities of a humble person because God wants us, his children, to be humble. One […]Read More Consider Humility
How to live an authentic Christian Life 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 […]Read More Are You a Christian…Or a Disciple?
What are the first steps to becoming a missionary? 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 […]Read More When God Calls You Far From Home | Part 1
Throw off everything that hinders 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 […]Read More What To Do With That Spiritual Clutter
Blessed are those who are persecuted Blessed are you when people hate you,when they exclude you and insult youand reject your name as evil,because of the Son of Man.Luke 6:22 | NIV How Common is the Persecution of Christians? The persecution of Christians is much more common than we think. In recent news, not covered […]Read More If You’re Not Hated for Being a Christian You’re Not Doing it Right
Is abortion a sin? “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 […]Read More Why Christians Should Oppose Abortion