What is there in the waiting that allows God to move more powerfully in our lives?
The secret to true happiness revealed!
When we choose to follow Jesus we are choosing life, and as followers we are called to help others do the same.
It's time we faced the harsh reality that "the bride of Christ" sometimes does more to turn people away from Jesus than those who are in the world.
If we can become more mindful of the deep need in others to encounter Jesus, perhaps we will become less fearful in sharing the life-saving hope we've been given.
If I am going to follow Jesus, then I have to actually follow him--his example, his Word and his voice.
Loving our neighbors as ourselves is one of those Christian notions that is so familiar it tends to lose its punch...and this idea honestly packs a wallop!
Have we reached the point as human beings where the mistreatment of a farm animal stokes righteous outrage and mobilizes action, but the legalization of infanticide is met with silence, characterized in polite circles as an extension of rights, a removal of restrictions?
Sometimes a memory of a person comes back as a single part that is emblematic of the whole. A mother's hands. A sister's hair. A father's strong arms. For Mary, it was Jesus' feet. Whenever they gathered, the men crowded around, shoulder to shoulder, to exchange ideas, listen, debate. It was at such a time [...]
Lazarus was among those reclining at table with him.John 12:2 Here. Now. With Jesus. This was the first time Lazarus had felt fully alive since dying. Had it really been just weeks? He couldn't remember the pain or sickness that had led up to it. Only the peace that followed--a peace that surpassed all understanding. [...]