The more I pray and the more I see how God answers, the more I am mystified by this thing called prayer. How does God interact with His people and why does He answer the way He does? A new compilation book published by Guideposts gives some insights into how God answers prayer.[Read more…]
Has defeat ever smacked you in the face?
You’ve worked hard for something. You’ve poured time, money and energy into the project. You felt called by God. Then, in one instant, you faced the defeat of watching all that effort shrivel into nothingness.[Read more…]
f you want someone else to follow you, that person needs to know where you are going.
Social media has redefined several key words in our vocabulary to encourage online relationship building. You’ve seen these words:
Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook use the term, “follow” to describe the tribe of people connected to and surrounding one particular person. Here’s the problem I have with that term, “follow.” It’s more than a mere click of a mouse button. When you ask others to follow you, what exactly are you asking them to do? A follower means there must be a leader and a leader must be going somewhere.[Read more…]
What is it like to be the only Christian in a non-Christian environment?
A new Christ follower came to our house, distressed. “Sometimes I feel like I’m going to explode if I don’t get away,” he told me. Family members were ambivalent at best and antagonistic at worst to his newfound faith. They told him church was a waste of time and questioned the number of hours and the distance he traveled in order to go to an out-of-town meeting. “I don’t want to go home,” he confided “and walk right back into it.”[Read more…]