What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.—James 4:14 ESV
I was 14 when I first experienced the death of someone in my circle. It was a 16-year-old tuba player in our high school band—a boy who had delivered our newspapers and on whom I had a serious crush. Just a few (more…)
As I minister to people or as I share their stories in my role as a journalist, I’ve come to recognize people seldom see themselves as they truly are. I may or may not know you, but I may know a few things about you that perhaps you don’t know about yourself.
- First, you are more loved than you can comprehend. (more…)
We are, therefore, Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making His appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.—2 Corinthians 5:20
If you have placed your faith in Christ, you are more than His child: You’re His ambassador. But did you ever stop to think about what it means to be an ambassador? The role comes with (more…)
Jesus said to him, “Rise, take up your bed and walk.”—John 5:8
If you’re anything like me, getting up in the morning can be a challenge. Maybe you sleep hard, and it takes the banging of metal trash can lids to get you going. Or maybe you—like me—struggle with insomnia. But most of us are able to get up out of bed (more…)
If you’re like me, you admire some famous person about whom you find yourself thinking, “Imagine what he or she could do for God with that kind of talent.” But the people God uses aren’t necessarily powerful or prominent or popular. They’re ordinary people who demonstrate extraordinary faith and faithfulness. And because of that, God shows them favor.
In the days of (more…)