When giving your testimony, be careful if you are tempted to leave something out of your story. You never know what element of your story might connect with someone else. Especially don’t leave out the “bad/hard stuff.” When we talk openly about our sin, as well as the times when we have been sinned against, … More Take the baton!
God has brought an amazing young Congolese man into my life whose name is Tresor. Tresor simply wants to help those in society who have no voice. Tresor has reached out to former child soldiers, street kids, and rape survivors in the DR Congo. Thanks to his encouragement, I have been able to join him … More Anyone want this $100 bill?
Several years ago one of my university faculty colleagues was looking through his mail. He had just received a catalogue featuring religious jewelry. As he flipped through the catalogue, he started making fun of all the different kinds of crosses, asking me, “Hey, Mike—would you like a sterling silver cross, a gold-plated one, or maybe … More Jewelry or Torture?
When we don’t forgive someone in our heart, we end up giving that person too much power over us (power to keep on hurting us). One simple definition of forgiveness is giving up our right to hurt someone back. In Scripture, God declares that vengeance is his, not ours. Some have used the phrase forgive … More Pulling out the knife!