My fellow prisoner Aristarchus sends you his greetings, as does Mark, the cousin of Barnabas. (You have received instructions about him; if he comes to you, welcome him.)—Colossians 4:10 (NIV)
In Acts 13, we meet John Mark, the cousin of Barnabas, Paul’s friend and partner in spreading the gospel. But our first impression of Mark isn’t a good one.
From Paphos, Paul and (more…)
Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.—1 Corinthians 13:7
My husband came home from work one day and mentioned he had to go to my birthplace, Washington, D.C., on business for three days. Would I like to take the opportunity to go see my dad an hour outside town?
I had prayed for a chance to see (more…)
See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are.—1 John 3:1
I did not grow up with my father. In fact, I didn’t see him from the time I was 2 until I was 23. It was an awkward reunion.
We met on neutral ground in my original stomping (more…)
For my father and my mother have forsaken me, but the Lord will take me in. – Psalm 27:10
Recently I shared about the death of someone whose lies had caused estrangement in a significant relationship in my life. Every day of the more than four years that followed brought me fresh heartache. I prayed, and many prayed with me, for resolution.