Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations…” —Matthew 28:18-19The key to the missionary’s work is the authority of Jesus Christ, not the ne…Read more . . . →
“For I know the plans I have for you, says the LORD. They are plans for good and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11 (TLB) Years ago, I threw a surprise birthday party for my 12-year-old daughter, Lizzy. I baked her favorite cake and picked out decorations in […]Read more . . . →
“He heals the brokenhearted and bandages their wounds.” Psalm 147:3 (NLT) I thought they were dead for sure. Twenty years ago, I planted four gardenia bushes against the back wall of my house, because I’d always loved the dainty, white petals and their sweet, clean fragrance. But I never imagined those tiny bushes would one […]Read more . . . →
“Dear friends, since God loved us that much, we surely ought to love each other.” 1 John 4:11 (NLT) Everyone wants to be loved, to be liked, to be celebrated, to have someone who accepts us no matter what. We want to have people to turn to when a crisis hits. We want to have […]Read more . . . →
Integrity is the opposite of hypocrisy.
Hypocrisy. Even the thought of it makes most of us cringe.
And boy was it on display this week on the right and on the left.
For example, Harvey Weinstein was outed as a sexual harasser and an abuser of powe..Read more . . . →
As part of the family empire, I lived a life of luxury. Then doubts began to surface.
Almost 15 years ago, on a shoreline outside of Athens, Greece, I stood confident in my relationship with the Lord and my ministry trajectory. I was traveling the w..Read more . . . →
He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. —2 Corinthians 5:21Sin is a fundamental relationship— it is not wrong doing, but wrong being— it is deliberate and determined independence from God. The…Read more . . . →