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Whom Are You Serving?

Summer grass / Joni on True ServiceI appreciate these thoughts from our friend Joni Eareckson Tada on Christ being the motivation for our earthly service. As Paul wrote in Ephesians 6:7-8, we are to “Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not men, because you know that the Lord will reward everyone for whatever good he does, whether he is slave or free.”

 

Cultivating Your Marriage and Guarding It from Impurity

Couple in beach chairs / Cultivating Your Marriage and Guarding It from ImpurityWe live in a fallen world. Even Christian marriages can become filled with resentment, boredom, or hurt. This makes us more vulnerable to the intrigue and excitement of a new person. The answer, however, is not a new person, but a fresh appreciation of the “old” person. 

 

In the Face of Evil, We Must Live Our Faith Out Loud

Cattails / In the Face of Evil, We Must Live Our Faith Out LoudToday my heart is heavy after being assaulted by the evil depicted across the internet of the American journalist being beheaded. I woke with the following thoughts: As followers of Jesus Christ we must not be deterred by evil. Our mission remains the same as the day it was given to us—Go, and make disciples. 

Loss: Finding Hope that Lasts when Life Falls Apart

CCEF Conference 2014: LossTake 90 seconds to watch this video. Though it speaks about a conference concerning Loss, a conference God might want you to attend, it spoke to my heart, and I hope it does to you.

Sermons by Our Sons-in-Law

Stump and Franklin familiesI love to see young men preaching God’s truth in their local churches. One day recently Nanci and I viewed video messages by both our sons-in-law, Dan Franklin and Dan Stump.

Of an Unnamed Nigerian Woman

Voice of the Martyrs Monument: A Nigerian WomanDisplayed on the Martyrs Monument (at The Voice of The Martyrs USA ministry office in Bartlesville, Oklahoma) are the names of many martyrs—each one representing a real person with a real story. During a recent visit I found myself once again drawn to the monument. On this particular day there was one memorial stone that stood out to me. It simply read A Nigerian Woman. 

A Letter to Those Struggling with Eating Disorders

HandsI was deeply touched by this wonderful article from Emily T. Wierenga.

Children Learn from Our Example… For Better or For Worse

Father and son on the beach | photo credit: Thomas Hawk via photopin cc (rounded corners added)This 60 second video is very powerful, though I’m well aware parts of it could be offensive to some. I hate to see a child making an obscene gesture (or smoking for that matter), but in the context of the vital message it’s conveying, I think it’s worth posting, shock value and all.

 

Entrusting Ourselves to Him Who Judges Justly

Sun starburst / photo credit: worldoflard via photopin cc (rounded corners added)Twenty years ago, I was named in an unwarranted lawsuit. My single greatest encouragement during that time was 1 Peter 2, which says of Jesus, “When he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly” (verse 23).

In Heaven, Can There Be Thrills without Risk?

SkydivingA sincere young man told me that no matter what I might say, Heaven must be boring. Why? “Because you can’t appreciate good without bad, light without darkness, or safety without danger. If Heaven is safe, if there’s no risk, it has to be boring.”

 

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