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Contributed on Feb 15, 2018
When you’re tempted to give up your faith, look up to Christ; look within at your own heart to make sure you are truly trusting Christ; and look around to other believers for the help you need to keep going.
Bryan Wilkerson tells the story of a time when his kids were young, and they were at a themed restaurant with TV’s all over the walls. The TV’s were playing cartoons with no sound, and his youngest son, about four at the time, had his eyes glued to one of the TV screens. He was viewing a continuous ...read more
Contributed on Feb 8, 2018
If you want to find any real significance in life, trust Christ with your life who lowered Himself to lift you up.
In The Last Days Newsletter, Leonard Ravenhill tells about a group of tourists visiting a scenic little village. They walked by an old man sitting beside a fence and asked him, “Were any great men born in this village?” “Nope,” said the old man, “only babies.” (Leonard Ravenhill, The Last Days ...read more
Contributed on Jan 25, 2018
God has spoken to us in a Son, so pay lose attention to Him.
A little more than two weeks ago, on Saturday, January 13 (2018), at 8:07 in the morning, everyone in Hawaii received a text alert from the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency: "BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL." It turned out to be a false ...read more
Contributed on Jan 17, 2018
Go ahead and have a good cry, and let your tears draw you closer to God and to others.
Real men DO cry at times, but there are rules. Recently, GQ magazine shared those rules in a humorous article actually written by a woman. She said, “Male crying is not new. It's been happening for as long as men have had eyeballs. But it was almost always done behind at least three closed doors.” ...read more
Contributed on Jan 4, 2018
If you want your future to be better than your past, don’t give into your passions. Instead, rest in God’s provision of a King, King Jesus, the Lion from the tribe of Judah, who died to save you from your sins.
Pastor Donn Moomaw was preaching in Bel Air, Maryland, where a lady came up to him after a sermon and said, “Oh, Reverend Moomaw, I just have to tell you that every sermon you preach is better than your next.” He thanked her and then went home to think about it. It’s not really a compliment ...read more
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Contributed on Jan 2, 2013
JESUS CARED Henri Nouwen once said, "What we see, and like to see, is cure and change. But what we do not see and do not want to see is care: the participation in the pain, the solidarity in the suffering, the sharing in the experience of brokenness. And still, cure without care is as ...read more
Contributed on Feb 3, 2011
JEALOUS HORSES When we lived in a small town in central Kansas (Ellsworth), we made many trips to the nearest big town, Salina, Kansas on old Kansas Route 140. On one of those trips in the spring (March 12, 1990), we saw a horse at the edge of a luscious, green pasture with his head stuck ...read more
Contributed on Sep 23, 2010
In the story of Pollyanna, there is a woman who runs the town. She’s not the mayor and doesn’t even sit on the city council. It’s just that she has inherited a tremendous amount of money from her father, and she has a controlling interest in all the major businesses in town. As a result, no one ...read more
Contributed on Sep 18, 2010
Many years ago, when I was planting churches, someone in one of those churches asked me if I would consider opening another church if they paid me $30,000 a year, plus housing and benefits. It was more than I was making at the time, but I told that person, “No, God called me here and now is ...read more
Contributed on May 27, 2010
Last week, I was at Moody Pastor’s Conference in Chicago; and there, I won a drawing for a brand new Garmin GPS. It’s a nifty little device! Sandy and I had to make several stops in Milwaukee this last weekend – the airport, a Best Western Motel, Office Depot, a GNC store, and other places – so ...read more