You Were Created to Sing
God created you in his own image to dream, and work, and laugh, and love, and labor, and hope, and eat, and enjoy the good gifts in this world.
“A man is such a noble work of God,” said nineteenth…Continue Reading
The Kind of Father He Is
The castle was mangled. With just a glance, you could tell it was bad.
The main gate was completely exposed. The chains that once lowered the intimidating drawbridge were now severed. The drum tower, which had weathered the most obvious…Continue Reading
Five Ways to Refresh the Saints in Your Life
When reading Paul’s letter to Philemon this week I saw a theme I hadn’t really seen before. This letter is an instruction on how to refresh the saints.
Philemon was a refreshing person. When Paul thought about Philemon he thought…Continue Reading
Jesus and Cerebal Palsy
Jesus means everything to me. My life is worship.
Often we Christians throw around phrases like these, once full of meaning, but now uttered with too much flippancy and routine. But Rodger Frournoy, Jr. talks like this because he means…Continue Reading
Be the Smile of God to Your Children
He’s a squirmy one, he is. If I don’t watch him, he’ll wriggle off the bed. But he doesn’t want to. He’s enjoying the tickle fight too much. I can’t blame him. Those giggles make this father’s heart want to…Continue Reading
Five Truths About Christian Suffering
All Christians suffer. Either you have, you are, or you will — “through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God” (Acts 14:22).
This reality is a stark reminder that we have not reached the new heavens and new…Continue Reading
When God’s Promise Overcomes Our Problem
Paul said that the old covenant mediated by Moses bore a “ministry of condemnation” (2 Corinthians 3:9). What does this mean, and would Moses have agreed?
The Book of Deuteronomy clarifies three things: 1) Moses’s old covenant plea, 2)…Continue Reading
The Idols of a Mother’s Heart
When you are upset because you can’t do something you’ve wanted to do, it might be because that thing has become an idol in your heart.
I said these words one afternoon in response to one of my kids who…Continue Reading
Why It Took Me 34 Years to Get ‘Peoples’
God created the world so that he would receive glad-hearted worship from the entire panorama of peoples that he himself brought into being for this purpose.
Therefore, for the glory of God, and for the gladness of the peoples, we…Continue Reading