January 13, 2019
I had the privilege of attending the Summer Olympic Games in China in 2008, and while I was there, my mind kept coming back to this one thought. It wasn’t the fanfare or the excitement — nor the gold medals or records broken — but the droves of people wandering around Beijing who did not know the name of Jesus. My heart was burdened by the reality that most of the people who surrounded me…
December 4, 2018
Raising a child is one of the most fulfilling, wonderful, and selfless experiences in life. There is nothing quite like helping a precious son or daughter grow from an infant, to a toddler, to an elementary schooler, to a teenager, and finally to an adult. Your heart feels an overwhelming sense of love and protection unlike any other bond it has felt before. The work of parenting can be humbling. It can be arduous and…
November 7, 2018
Since its release in 2006, a self-help book called The Secret has sold more than 19 million copies worldwide and has been translated into over forty-six languages. The premise of the book is that you can create whatever you want by using the power of your mind. It is a self-centered philosophy that is actually nothing more than recycled Hinduism and New Age folly. Many people think if Oprah endorses something, that makes it okay….
October 1, 2018
When you become a new creation in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17), God wants to give you a brand-new perspective, a promising future, and an everlasting hope. One important byproduct of this awesome transformation is a new wardrobe as well! What I mean is this: You exchange your old, dirty, raggedy clothes—which represents your former and sinful ways—for clean, gleaming, new clothes—which represents your justification and sanctification through Christ. But instead of trendy styles or expensive…