Ministry

At 70 John Piper Doubles Down

This is a lazy Saturday morning!   Saturday’s are different if you’re retired. You don’t have to cram errands and household chores into a few hours of your free time.  You can go to the cleaners at 2:22 PM on Tuesday or hit Trader Joe’s Thursday at 3:07 PM before the moms arrive with kids…

Lessons From A Child On Sharing Your Faith

We all have flaws.  His was that he was a leper. But this story isn’t about him, it’s about her. About a little girl child, part of the spoils of war, who without hostility or bitterness, without meanness or vengeful spite wanted to see him healed. How does a child, abducted from her family and…

My Superpower is Prayer, So Is Yours

What is faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, able to leap tall buildings in a single bound? Prayer!   This is Pastor John. He’s a Christian pastor among the Fulani in northern Ghana.  He is soft spoken and seems very kind and patient.  I visited his village and ministered to the…

Praying For Fruit

This morning we are on our way for 9 weeks of ministry in Ghana. We’re asking that God make it fruitful. We can’t wait to see our friends there. I feel like I know a little of what Paul felt when he was away from the believers he had shared so much with. We miss…

Gaining Perspective Part 2

It’s said that testings and trials follow victories. I don’t know that it’s always true, but it was for Elijah. He was a fiery prophet and a true man of God. Since we’re just regular people, that  should make us feel better about our own failures and weaknesses.   It’s entirely possible to be on…

Are We Nearing The End?

Daniel 12:4 (ESV) But you, Daniel, shut up the words and seal the book, until the time of the end. Many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.”     Believing and understanding prophesy changes the way we live right now. It detaches us from the passions and pursuits of this life and…

Because Making A Difference Makes A Difference To That One

Ever heard the phrase, a sea of humanity? Thinking of it brings to mind the promise of Jesus to Peter and Andrew. Follow Me and I’ll make you fishers of men. This week it seems as if the world is headed into a dangerous conflict in the Middle East. As Christians we know that’s inevitable.…

Loving God The Way He Wants To Be Loved

What’s the use of loving someone in a way that doesn’t feel like love to them? My daughter told me about a book the Young Marrieds group was reading. It’s about how to effectively communicate your love in a way the other person actually perceives as love. You’re speaking their language! That got me thinking.…

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