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
13 But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. 14 For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even … Continue reading Perhaps today
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
I don’t always finish everything on my to-do list; He always fulfills every single promise He makes. I’m sometimes impatient; He’s always slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. I struggle with internalizing pain and frustration; He is always there to hear my cry. I’m often faithless; He remains faithful, for He cannot deny Himself. I sometimes allow worldly enticements or struggles to steal my joy; He never changes, always satisfies, and is always holy. I occasionally let things people do or say offend me; How much have I offended others and, much more, the One who died for … Continue reading He’s been faithful
In a world of sin and the popular anti-Christ worldview, online bullying, in-your-face verbal abuse, and really all persecution should be expected: “Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, while evil people and impostors will go on from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived….” Take courage: “…but as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ … Continue reading sticks and stones?
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith-more precious than … Continue reading From #escalators to Warrior One