A Month of Missions

Over the last month, I have been using a little booklet titled Gospel Meditations for Missions to guide my study of Scripture. It has been a soul-searching month, as I’ve re-encountered the Word and truths I’ve known for years from a different perspective and focus. From the introduction, where editor Chris Anderson writes “Missions is…

Merry Christmas!

This Christmas season has been fun and special as I have had several opportunities to bless others by caroling for elderly people in the community. Each time, despite the cold and rainy weather, it has been so exciting to see the faces of people light up as we raised a “joyful noise” in singing familiar…

Conflict and Hope

Romans 5:3-4 – More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope. So I teach English, right? And in English, one of the “hot words” is conflict. Every story starts with a conflict, and that conflict drives the character through the plot “mountain”…

Thinking…

Just a few of the articles I’ve been thinking about lately…. Hope for the Waiting When Your Dreams are Delayed God is Looking for Plodders Scriptures to Meditate on When your Future is Uncertain In all of this, the idea that God is good, God is faithful, and God is in control just keeps on…

Spelunking

Adventure calls from the darkness of the cave, tempting, begging, and pleading for the wanderer to enter. Inside, the perceived black of night is overwhelmed by real dark, the complete absence of light. Inch by inch, tiptoeing forward, the adventurous soul gropes the cave walls, hoping desperately to find solid ground to support the next…