Home Alone

Marshall Segal
Home Alone
The same device that connects us with people all over the world alienates us from those just across the room. At least two lies keep us so close to them: The world needs me, and I need the world. The truth frees us to love those closest to us, the ones who often need us most. Continue Reading

Broken But Grateful

Phillip Holmes
Broken But Grateful
The dazed driver attempted to start the engine, and Aaron ran for cover, fearing that the truck would explode. He ran towards what he thought was a median, but because he was unfamiliar with the area, and it was dark, he instead jumped in a ravine. His life would never be the same. Continue Reading

The World Needs More One-Woman Men

David Mathis
The World Needs More One-Woman Men
The “one-woman man” seems like an endangered species today. In our over-sexualized and confused society, it’s increasingly rare to come across married men who are truly faithful to their bride. It may be even more rare to find unmarried men who are on the trajectory of fidelity to one woman. Continue Reading

A Picture of Prevailing Prayer

Jon Bloom
A Picture of Prevailing Prayer
Real prayer begins with real desire, often with real desperation. We cry to God, but he does not seem to respond. We are discouraged by circumstances, and sometimes by people, from continuing to ask. How does God want us to respond to this? He wants us to *keep asking and cry out louder!* Continue Reading

Sex Belongs to Believers

John Piper
Sex Belongs to Believers
Hollywood has ripped the curtains off the sacred marriage bed and turned a luxuriant, holy pleasure into a cheap spectator sport. So we might be tempted to think that sex is so sinfully misused, maybe we should have nothing to do with it. The Bible says the opposite. Continue Reading

Injury Interrupted My Idolatry

Landry Fields
Injury Interrupted My Idolatry
I’ve never struggled to believe in God. But for a long time I lived as if he didn’t exist. Basketball was my god, and the NBA was my gospel. Then God gave me the gift of several season-ending injuries. My suffering made me ask, “Why would I put all my joy and hope in something that won’t last?” Continue Reading

The Hidden Ministry of Motherhood

Elizabeth Wann
The Hidden Ministry of Motherhood
The calling God places on women often seems like a hidden role compared to the men around us. And yet we are still equal before God in dignity and value. And Jesus himself gives us strength and perspective when we feel discontent with the seeming quietness and hiddenness of motherhood. Continue Reading