A Ride in a Hot Air Balloon

If that is what overcoming means, that is how I want to live my life.

Jewels in your Crown

You will never know how many you have touched until you stand before God’s Throne to cast you crown at His feet.

Make a Global Impact No Matter Where you Are

Like a pebble dropped in a pond, even the smallest actions create a ripple effect with the potential to reach across the world.

Keep in Step

May we know, may we learn, may we accept that truly living by the Spirit is being in lock step with Him in all matters, on all occasions, for every situation and circumstance. May we come to know His gentle nudge, His quite voice, His loving sight, His mindful closing of our lips — and obey Him.

Big Planet, Small World

The Cambridge Dictionary defines culture as, “the way of life of a particular people, esp. as shown in their ordinary behavior and habits, their attitudes toward each other, and their moral and religious beliefs.”

God Has Heard Your Prayer!

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Zechariah was a Jewish priest. He and his wife Elizabeth wanted to have children, but Elizabeth was barren. They had prayed for many years, but their prayers were not answered. Now that they were well past childbearing years, it is very likely that they had stopped praying and had accepted the fact that they would die childless…

How about Italian?

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By Andrew Conrad Sheryl and I were in language training school in McAllen, Texas.  We were going to school full time, living on missionary support for the first time in our lives, and enjoying the challenges of living… Read More

Releasing Your Faith

Mark 11:21-26 has been a great encouragement to me over the years. It is the account of Jesus cursing the fig tree. When Peter commented on what had happened to the tree, Jesus said we should have “faith in… Read More

The Everlasting Gospel or Plan B?

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An author I read recently was emphasizing the importance of having an alternate plan in case the original plan failed. He called it “Plan B.” That is good advice. We all experience failure. No matter how well we… Read More

Which Art in Heaven

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In his book Kneeling with Giants, Gary Neal Hansen explores the methods of prayer practiced by the renowned of Christendom. He devotes an entire chapter to Martin Luther and allows the Reformer to expound the virtues of the… Read More