It’s Not About You!

You will have no test of faith that will not fit you to be a blessing if you are obedient to the Lord. I never had a trial but when I got out of the deep river I found some poor pilgrim … Continued

Character Matters More than Success

The success or failure of our work as a church or mission depends, in the last resort, largely, not in the number of preachers we put into the field, nor on the size of our congregations, but rather on the character of … Continued

Time to Switch Careers!

Faith does not grasp a doctrine, but a heart. The trust which Christ requires is the bond that unites souls with Him; and the very life of it is entire committal of myself to Him in all my relations and for … Continued

What If It Were Me?

The images are difficult to shake. Twenty-one bound men clothed in orange jumpsuits being paraded along the beach by masked fighters dressed in black. Some are fearful. Some are praying. All are about to have their heads severed from their … Continued

Why Is Life So Difficult Sometimes?

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Admittedly, there are days when I say to myself, “I can’t do this. The mountain in front of me is way too big to climb.” I strongly suspect that I am not alone in thinking this way. We all have … Continued

From Spiritual Mountaintop to Spiritual Wilderness

Dramatic. Powerful. Intense. All are words that I would use to describe the weeks following my conversion to Christianity. Surrendering my life to Christ was without question a calculated decision; I was not crying out to God in a moment … Continued

Bats Are Our Friends

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I saw recently that a local school district must spend more than $60,000 to relocate bats before they can build a new school. Many of the locals think it is a senseless waste of money but I disagree. In spite … Continued

If God Is for Us, Why Is So Much Against Us?

I know, the title of this post quotes Romans 8:31 incorrectly. It and the verse following should read: “What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us? He who did not spare … Continued