Tag: grace

Witness Well

A spiritual lesson from gnats and mosquitos

“As we wait in bank lines, fight traffic, and struggle to make it through each day, it’s hard for us to realize that one day we will reign with Christ.”   (Kevin A. Miller) Can you even imagine what heaven will be like?  We certainly receive glimpses of heaven while reading God’s Word.  We will be …

Lessons we can learn from John the Baptist

I ran across these thoughts from the world re-known theologian A.W. Tozer on the life of John the Baptist and what we can learn from him. We can note first that John the Baptist was not afraid to preach about sin.  Whenever there is a lack of introspective deliberation on our spiritual life, that will …

Seven Ways to Fight Busyness in our Lives

Martha, the patron saint of busyness, typifies most of us in the western world. Her busy preparations removed her from the presence of Jesus. Luke describes her as “distracted” (Luke 10:40). I can think of no more accurate adjective for busy Christians. When I am busy, I cannot help but be distracted, fragmented, disjointed. Not the difference between busyness …

All Human Life is Valuable

Can you imagine what life would be like of the Allies had the lost World War II? The eugenic movement was alive and well — a movement toward selective breeding of humans. It is a movement that believes that the lives of people who were strong and intelligent are far better than those are not. …

A Letter of Recommendation from God

You are looking for a job and you need an outstanding letter of recommendation to give you an edge over the other applicants. Waiting for the letter, what type of words and phrases would you like see in that letter? Punctual. Hard-working. Disciplined. Takes directions well. These would all be fine traits to have, however …

Gary Haugen on Just Courage: Changing the Darkness

Gary Haugen is founder of International Justice Mission (IJM), an international human rights agency that rescues victims from violent forms of oppression, including slavery, sexual exploitation, trafficking, police brutality and illegal property seizure. He recently wrote a book entitled, “Just Courage: God’s Great Expedition for the Restless Christian”. The following are notes I took during …

A remedy for those times when we are feeling anxious

Is your life right now characterized as being anxious? I have many positive and fond memories of being a graduate student. My wife and I lived in a small apartment in student housing. I recall enjoying my classes and the professors, teaching tennis and golf, playing golf often with my wife, and enjoying the nice …