Accepting oneself does not preclude any ongoing attempts to continually become better; it actually helps better assess and accomplish the improvement of self. I can, and should, always improve.
The power we give to “What If” questions is huge. Sometimes they even hold the power to change our entire life’s course. For those who follow Jesus, we know we are to give him the power to change our entire life’s course. Sure this is right and good, but it’s certainly a bit scary at… Read More
Have you ever thought to yourself, “I wish this person would just explain this?” even though that’s exactly what the person was supposed to be doing? We call it “teaching!” If so, you may have done the same kind of thinking I have lately. That is, no real surprise here, “Good teachers are hard to… Read More
“It is the truth which is assailed in any age which tests our fidelity. It is to confess we are called, not merely to profess. If I profess, with the loudest voice and the clearest exposition, every portion of the truth of God except precisely that little point which the world and the devil are… Read More
I love writing. It’s almost like I have to do it. So understand the seriousness of when I say that though I typically am compelled to do it, for the last two weeks it’s been better, or at the very least easier, for me to not. It’s just been rough… Since blogging is neither my… Read More
I am more and more troubled as of late by a certain stigma of communication. Yes, “stigma” – I choose that word on purpose. If you’ve ever been on the wrong side of it, then you’d know the common disdain for this is that sincere. I’ve begun to wonder if catering to it is actually… Read More
The blog has sat silent this week. It’s been a hard week. Really. I’m more discouraged than I’ve been in a long, long time in my work. Especially if you’re one of my Missions Partners, I could use your prayer. Feel free to get in touch if you would like specifics. I was once far… Read More