There was a time in my life when I really struggled to manage my tongue. Ok, so that was yesterday. I was tired, and I “found myself” making little comments here and there that probably could’ve been left unsaid (please don’t tell Anna!). Continue reading “Keep Your Heart” »
“…ye are not your own… ye are bought with a price” – I Corinthians 6:19-20
Pardon the glaring omission of a flowery introduction, and let’s cut to it: if you’re not yours, you have no rights. That means that you don’t have the right to make your own decisions! It’s your responsibility to seek to know what your owner wants, and to allow Him to make the decisions. This applies to everything!
Here’s a simple example of how it affects me: when I want to stop and spend $1.29 for a cup of coffee, I have to discern whether that cup of coffee is God’s desire, or just mine. Sound extreme? It is. Continue reading “You’re Not Yours” »
Since the move to the Cayman Islands, I am seriously missing this little girl, and her brothers, and her parents….
Funny, the way we humans are. It’s painful, but it’s a good kind of pain. The kind that makes you long to be awakened by little feet an hour before you had planned to get up… wish you could help clean up a dumped bag of flour in the kitchen floor, or waste half an hour on the big rug in the living room playing with matchbox cars. It makes me cherish- retroactively- every hug, laugh, and cry that I can remember, however faintly.
Reminds me of another move, another time, and a song…
Lust and pornography are- sadly- far more common struggles among today’s Christian men than you or I would like to believe. There is a huge (and growing) mass of men, young and old alike, who are giving in regularly to this devastating form of wickedness.
In this video, Tim Conway, pastor of Grace Community Church in San Antonio, emphasizes the weighty nature of this type of sin, and the legitimate questions that should be raised by those who are caught in its grasp. It’s a powerful wakeup call to any man who has been lulled into complacency toward lust and immorality of any kind.
Continue reading “Freedom from Pornography and Lust” »
As a PK, an MK, and a soon-to-be “missionary” myself, I’ve always found missionary quotes to be inspiring, and often downright convicting. I’ve been compiling these 300+ quotes for several years, from dozens of sources, and from well over a hundred different authors. So, in hopes that these will be either encouraging, motivating, or even just useful (and you have full permission [not that you need it] to use this collection in whole or in part in bulletins, on web sites, in presentations, or any other medium), here’s the collection of several hundred to date.
In the unlikely case that you were wondering, this is also the source of the random quotes that you see in the left sidebar on all of my pages. :)