When God Works for You
But they who wait for the Lᴏʀᴅ shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. (Isaiah 40:31)
It’s not exactly what we’d…Continue Reading
Bind My Wandering Heart to Thee
In my observation and experience, the most loved verse from Robert Robinson’s hymn, “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing” is this one:
O to grace how great a debtor
Daily I’m constrained to be!
Let Thy goodness, like a fetter,…
When Life Hurts
Monks go looking for a cross, thinking that they are pleasing God by their stoic resolve. We encounter this sometimes in our own circles today, as believers often feel obliged to smile in public even if they collapse at home…Continue Reading
When God Does the Miracle We Didn’t Ask For
Countless childhood surgeries. Yearlong stints in the hospital. Verbal and physical bullying from classmates. Multiple miscarriages as a young wife. The unexpected death of a child. A debilitating progressive disease. Riveting pain. Betrayal. A husband who leaves.
If it were…Continue Reading
When Distractions Keep Us from Our Kids
“Mom. Mom. Mom!”
I looked up at my son. “I’m sorry. What?” I asked.
“Did you hear anything I said?”
“No,” I admitted.
“I think you are addicted to your phone,” he remarked.
Justifications and excuses lingered on the tip…Continue Reading
Why We Need Pastors with Big Hearts
The Merciful Gift of Desperation
Do not underestimate the power of desperation to do good for your soul.
A couple of years ago I listened to a sermon by a friend who leads a missionary team that has planted itself into one of the least…Continue Reading
Share in the Glory of the Winter Games
Don’t just watch the Olympics. Be a part.
The Christian can enjoy the Games with more substance and depth than anyone. Here’s a call to Olympic viewing with spiritual significance.
Our God and his Book give us unmatched capacities to…Continue Reading
I Know the Plans I Have for You
Jeremiah 29:11 is a precious verse to many: “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lᴏʀᴅ, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”
So how can Gentile John…Continue Reading