Back from Alaska

I will not say much more to you, for the prince of this world is coming. He has no hold over Me . . . —John 14:30

I recently returned from my fifth trip serving with GraceWorks Alaska, one of the most worthwhile ministries I know. So many have cheerfully asked, “How was Alaska?” I have struggled to find words.

A few days (more…)

Jesus Saves

Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. – 2 Corinthians 5:20

Last week I returned from my fourth mission trip to Anchorage to serve with GraceWorks Alaska. I am overwhelmed as I consider what I should share.

I could share how God protected me (more…)

How You Can Help the Least of These

“And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to the least of these My brothers, you did it to Me.’” – Matthew 25:40

What image comes to mind when you think of “the least of these”? Children? The poor? The downtrodden? As Denny Burke recently noted, the context of Matthew 25:40 demonstrates “the least of (more…)

The Sweet Taste of Spiritual Fruit

And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. – Galatians 6:9

I serve the Lord in several capacities – in this space, as an online missionary, as a pet therapist at a nursing home, in our church’s choir and in my day-to-day witness. But lately the enemy had (more…)

Coming Down from the Mountaintop

When Moses came down from Mount Sinai, with the two tablets of the testimony in his hand as he came down from the mountain, Moses did not know that the skin of his face shone because he had been talking with God. – Exodus 34:29

Most of us have spiritual mountaintop experiences. Last week was one of mine. Our team of 18 (more…)