Since our first Young Life Club starts on Monday the 24th, I have been spending a lot of time preparing for my club messages, which teach the entire gospel message in ten clubs. All of my students need emotional healing, so I have been using John Eldredge’s way of presenting the gospel in his short … Read more about Emotional healing through a correct understanding of the gospel
My little daughter said something profound to me one Sunday after church. She said that she preferred the types of Bible stories that changed her mind. Bible study should transform us, and God does this by changing our minds. He is constantly correcting our way of viewing the world and … Read more about Learning to trust my own heart
I am reading the gospel of Mark with my daughter, and this past week we read the story of Jesus raising Jairus’s daughter from the dead. Jairus was a religious leader who was well respected in his community. If he had been comfortable and had accepted religiosity instead of the person of Jesus, … Read more about Thank goodness for problems!
The tone of my quiet times (the time I choose to spend daily with God) has changed in the past few months. I didn’t notice it at first. For so many years the Lord was disciplining me and healing me. Repentance and remorse became companions of mine. I embraced them because I wanted to get better. … Read more about Overcoming the darkness
My little daughter and I have been reading the gospel of Mark together every morning. The other day we read the following verses: “If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand.” (Mark 3:24-25) I was explaining to … Read more about Healing our duplicity
I can relate to the woman who washed Jesus’ feet with her tears and dried them with her hair. You know the one that was forgiven for so much that she loved Jesus publicly and without shame? (Luke 7:47) She knew how much she had been delivered from, and her gratitude gave her this intense kind of … Read more about Pure devotion to God
Besides my old stronghold of anger (see "a very personal story", I used to live with other habits that were sin. I simply did not realize that I could be completely free. But as I have developed the habit of sitting before he Lord every single day, he has finally conquered all of these old … Read more about We are not obligated
The other day I was teaching a reading group in my Basic English class. I looked up to respond to a question one of my students asked. My student is 18 years old, and he is a precious friend to me. I have been praying for his salvation for over a year, and he is the main reason that I am working … Read more about Ignoring the accuser