How would I have survived my 20s without friends, family, my church, pastors, and mentors? And how could I brave the uncharted road ahead without a faithful tribe? A key to life is having friends who are not merely fun to be around but also good at challenging us to grow in love, maturity, and godliness. Iron sharpens iron. Real Christian fellowship and discipleship are crucial to surviving life and any life changes or transitions. Continue reading Iron Sharpens Iron
I’ve followed Joni Eareckson Tada’s ministry for several years, but this was the first time I was able to participate as a volunteer or STM (Short Term Missionary). [If you don’t know Joni’s story, you can read a brief bio … Continue reading How Joni and Friends Family Retreat Changed My Life
If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple. Whoever does not bear his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple. (Luke 14:26-27, ESV) Salvation is free, but it will cost you everything. @Tom_Pennington But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss … Continue reading Salvation is free, but it will cost you everything
Prayer can never be in excess. C.H. Spurgeon I borrowed this yesterday from a friend’s blog. It is such a powerful reminder; I thought it perfectly complemented the purpose of this post. Praying for a dear friend, Sue, is something I want to do. It is pretty much the only thing I can do at this point, in addition to donating blood. (If you want to participate, sign up for the blood drive with Red Cross this Sunday here!) The timing of the subject of prayer fits in quite well with what Pastor Tom has been preaching through on Sundays. … Continue reading don’t give up | Praying for Sue Wyatt
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. (Romans 1:16 NASB) Continue reading I am not ashamed
TREASURES. I like that word. Both the noun and the verb forms. Pastor Tom has been teaching through the Sermon on the Mount and has recently covered the topic of materialism. This post won’t even begin to scratch the surface … Continue reading Would you die for the Bible?