November 30, 2015Is it possible to find genuine happiness during the Christmas season, even in the midst of the pressures? Yes. True happiness—the kind Jesus offers—is at the heart of what Christmas is all about!
November 16, 2015I heard Corrie ten Boom talk once of meeting a sadistically cruel guard from the death camp Ravensbrück, where she'd been a prisoner. As you read her account of this meeting, marvel at the Messiah's grace, and His empowerment to His people to extend that grace to others.
November 9, 2015There’s Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Google+, LinkedIn…there’s nothing wrong with any of these. Used selectively and wisely, in moderation, they can accomplish a good purpose. But when social media and online time is out of control, it can become an addiction—just like anything else.
September 18, 2015Rather than despairing about the difficulties, or remaining blissfully ignorant of them, we’re to trust that God is sovereignly at work in both the good and bad, and to seek to be salt and light in the places He’s put us.
September 16, 2015Avant, je disais non à 95% des demandes de prédications, de conférences ou des demandes du type « allons boire un verre » ou « est-ce que tu pourrais lire mon livre? » Maintenant, c’est plus de 99% du temps. La réponse standard que mon assistant envoie est une formule que j’ai trouvée il y a plus de 15 ans: « Randy doit dire non à la grande majorité des bonnes occasions pour pouvoir dire oui aux très rares opportunités que Dieu veut qu’il saisisse. »
September 11, 2015I’m an insulin-dependent diabetic. Without a doubt, the greatest lesson I’ve learned through it is to depend not on myself, but God.
August 28, 2015There’s a growing trend I’ve noticed and have become concerned about: namely, that people who are anti-judgmental are SO judgmental of anyone else they perceive to be passing judgment. One, they’re often wrong; two, they’re just as harsh as those they condemn and continuously assume the worst.
August 19, 2015CCEF frequently shares great material on their site, including this story from Ed Welch about a man asking forgiveness from a prostitute. I especially appreciate that it shows the woman’s humanity.
July 10, 2015Most of us see no further than the horizons of this world. To correct our shortsightedness, God prescribes a vision correction that allows us to look through the lens of eternity.
July 6, 2015God intends men to grow up, accept responsibilities, and mature spiritually. Once we understand the problems of immaturity and laziness, both in our own lives and our families, we can better address them.