Thank God It’s Monday: Creation

In the beginning, God worked. And in that work, He created mankind and promptly told them to work. God created everything, including work, by working. When God created the universe, He showed us many traits that characterize who He is. We see His mighty power, where He created something out of nothing. We see His purpose, where He created everything for a …

Thank God It’s Monday: Overview

“For to this end we toil and strive, because we have our hope set on the living God, who is the Savior of all people, especially of those who believe.” (1 Timothy 4:10 ESV) Fulfillment and frustration are both found in our vocations. If we’ve worked long enough, we have discovered that we typically experience the latter more often than …

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Teachers You’ve Got the Power!

God has Given You Three Weapons to Transform Lives Another semester has begun and as educators, we are quickly assessing the challenges before us. Are you discouraged yet? The temptation to be overwhelmed is certainly understandable in light of the magnitude of the task. But we have power. In fact, God has given us three powerful weapons we can use …

Holiness: God and Us

Holiness: God and Us “Holiness is the habit of being of one mind with God, according as we find His mind described in Scripture. It is the habit of agreeing in God’s judgment, hating what He hates, loving what He loves, and measuring everything in this world by the standard of His Word. ” – J.C. Ryle Holiness is probably …

A Life’s Journey

A Life’s Journey: The Testimony of Bonnie and Dennis Deering In October of 1975 I met Jesus Christ while listening to a Billy Graham Crusade on TV.  I do not remember his message, I just remember hearing the words to that old familiar hymn “Just as I am” and thinking, “You have got to be kidding. You love me just …

Overcoming Fear

Overcoming Fear Through Powerful and Practical Prayer  When I am afraid, I fear that God will withhold what I desperately want (and what I am convinced I need). Of course, I can ask God for what I want, and no doubt I should ask, but fear often remains. Perhaps you can relate? When Rob Hoskins, president of OneHope, spoke here …

7 Keys for Resolving Conflict

  Therefore, my brothers, whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm thus in the Lord, my beloved. I entreat Euodia and I entreat Syntyche to agree in the Lord. Yes, I ask you also, true companion, help these women, who have labored side by side with me in the gospel together with Clement and the …

Six Facts You Should Know About STMs

As the soles of my feet collided with the dirt-paved runway, I slowly and deeply inhaled the crisp Haitian air. Immediately, I was captivated by the majestic mountains that surrounded me on every side. Immediately, the ravishing beauty of the landscape and warm smiles of the people captured my heart. Immediately, I knew my 7-day missions trip to my homeland, Haiti, …