Today is a pivotal time for the church. What do we do with Jesus’ commission? Uncertain times do make us hesitate. When the church scattered in Acts 8, they probably did so out of fear. Though we may know Jesus’ commission is not suspended, we can feel stuck.
Making a decision can often feel weighty, kind of like the scene towards the end of the movie, The Last Crusade, when Indian Jones must decide which cup is Christ’s cup. The knight says, “Choose wisely.” For one choice leads to life and the other, to destruction. How do you choose? Decision-making can be agonizing! … Continue reading Decisions, Decisions: How to decide?
I have a small painting from China of an apple harvest. The painting is dotted with lots of red round juicy apples and of workers diligently picking and packing the apples. The apples are plentiful and the workers are harvesting. I have thought how odd the picture would be if the harvesters were instead, sitting … Continue reading Following Jesus will send us places. Yikes, but where?
You have said, "Yes," as a mom to an international summer mission! You are beginning an exciting time of trusting the Lord in new ways. Even though you are committed, it's normal to feel hesitant. You may feel a little stressed because you have no idea how the financial support will come in, what you … Continue reading The Mom and the International Summer Mission
“What in the world,” was my thought my sophomore year in college when I was asked to join a group from my university for a six week summer mission’s project. My heart knew how scared, “unspiritual,”and ill-equipped I felt for taking this sort of step of faith. “She really wants me to join her?” I … Continue reading Going beyond borders: What in the world?
Our lives intersect each other's and we never know where a "chance" meeting may lead or the impact we may have on another. What happens when an atheist from another country, an average college student, a normal mom, and a deaf child's world all collide? Simple things matter and can change the whole direction of things... About this … Continue reading Beautiful things are made to be shared
This is Marisa's story -- a friend and senior at Texas A&M. I like the reminder that God still works, even though when we feel weak or incomplete. Though she was had the opportunity to cross borders and to touch many lives,God did amazing things in her own life. In the summer of 2012, after … Continue reading Going: Seeing lives changed, including mine!