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 relax and the tension just melts away. I also […]Read More What is the Christian’s Delight?
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
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?
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
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
“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