The quickest way to a parent's heart is through their kids. There is no way around that. Just like when a momma bear gets aggressive because her cubs are around, most parents jump into a different frame of thinking when it comes to their children.
Perhaps the storm you are facing right now is your chance to walk on water
Patience prevents rash judgment, and judgmentalism. It secures a plan. It is a beautiful paradox of being a non-action and yet a conscious exercise of free will.
Whenever I start to get discouraged about the future of the church, I remember a conversation I had a few years ago with evangelical theologian Carl F. H. Henry on what would turn out to be his last visit to Southern Seminary before his death...
Faith convinces me it's worth it to believe again, risk again and yes, possibly ... fail again.
A few weeks ago I was speaking to a group of high school students at my house. In the middle of my time with them, my wife and kids got back home, so I went through each one of them to introduce them to the students.
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I can't count on two hands how many times I have set out to read through the Bible from beginning to end, yet somewhere in the first few weeks, I got sidetracked.
There's no "return line" for the choices we make, but in Christ there is enough grace to cover our past and propel us into a hopeful, good future
A film set to air Jan. 22 will chronicle the life of one of Liberia's most feared warlords who found Christ and dramatically turned his life around.
God protects soldiers from certain death in an unexpected way.
His only role, it seems, is an usher—to get Mary to the stable in Bethlehem. But there’s much more to Joseph
What if The Miracle did occur and I missed it? What if it had nothing to do with the end result and everything to do with the journey?
The whole publishing industry is changing and the little family-owned Christian bookstore seems to be increasingly obsolete. And at least as it pertains to me, I don’t think I will lose anything when the last local Christian bookstore has closed its doors.
A while back our phone rang at midnight. It was Child Protective Services calling to let us know that three kids had been rescued from a horrible family scenario. We were given the option to receive the 11 month old girl into our home. For the first time, we found ourselves staring into the pain-filled eyes of a very confused and hurt little child.
It is one of the great ironies of our time that an atheist could grasp the heart of the Christian faith better than many Christians.
I am officially a pacifist on the “war on Christmas”.
- December 14, 2011 |