Last weekend I was up in Cades Cove with my sisters continuing the great bear hunt. No luck again on bear, but I was struck by the multitude of fallen trees on both sides of the road. The question came to me, were those trees fallen, or had they been felled?
R.L. Wilson When I think back on the people who have had the most impact on my live, there’s one thing they’ve had in common—humility. They were (or at least…
Can you ever know enough about God? In his book Forgotten God: Reversing Our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit, Francis Chan asks this provocative question: “Is it possible to get enough or even too much God? Is there a point when a person can be satisfied with the amount of intimacy, knowledge, and power of God he or she experiences?” He responds to his own question by adding, “I don’t see how there can be, because doesn’t every encounter with God only cause us to thirst for Him more?”
Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. Matthew 6:7
When we consider the great servants of God in the New Testament, we often think of Paul, Peter, Mary, Luke, or those among the 12 apostles. However, there was one man with a unique name whose service to God during sickness offers great insight for us today.
“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is perfected in weakness.” Therefore I will most gladly boast all the more about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may reside in me. (2 Corinthians 12:9)
In Hebrews 11:7 we are told of Noah who, “being warned by God concerning events as yet unseen, in reverent fear constructed an ark for the saving of his household.”
This has been a dark week in American history: an insurrection violently infiltrated our capital while the pandemic has spread at record levels; thousands of families are now struggling to…
I beg your indulgence. One of the immense pleasures of my job is that I get to spend quality time every week simply reading books as I prepare to write articles for our website. (Yes, it’s a tough assignment!)
Simon of Cyrene was just an ordinary guy, going about his ordinary business when he was grabbed by a couple of soldiers. If that wasn’t bad enough, he was then…