Jesus, The First Missionary

One girl, in an emergency room, through tears while being stitched up expressed to the doctor that she was hoping to get home in time to attend the final night of the missions conference. 

A Revival Prayer

A Revival Prayer O LORD, I have heard thy speech, and was afraid: O LORD, revive thy work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make known; in wrath remember mercy.   Habakkuk 3:2 With our annual Revival Meeting nearing, it is good to pause and to pray for the LordContinue reading “A Revival Prayer”

I Missed the Conference

I Missed The Conference Red face. Swollen brow. My left eye was nearly swollen shut.  It was somewhat difficult to breath. The headache was paralyzing.  “You look terrible.” My doctor said to me Monday morning.  I appreciate it when my medical doctors are straight up with me.  “Take this medicine and you will be betterContinue reading “I Missed the Conference”

Let Jesus into Your Life

Let Jesus into Your Life Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. Revelation 3:20 At the cusp of every human heart is a door.  Through that door we allowContinue reading “Let Jesus into Your Life”

The New “Valentines Day Massacre”

The New Valentines Day Massacre February 14, 1929, seven men were killed in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood by 4 men in a planned attack in a mob war.  According to Wiki – “Two of the shooters were dressed as uniformed policemen, while the others wore suits, ties, overcoats and hats. Witnesses saw the “police” leadingContinue reading “The New “Valentines Day Massacre””

The Allowances of the Heart

The Allowances of the Heart Amy Carmichael, a Christian missionary to India wrote, “Blessed are the single-hearted, for they shall enjoy much peace…If you refuse to be hurried and pressed, if you stay your soul on God, nothing can keep you from that clearness of spirit which is life and peace. In that stillness youContinue reading “The Allowances of the Heart”

The “Letting” of the Mind

The “Letting” Mind “When James Calvert went out as a missionary to the cannibals of the Fiji Islands, the ship captain tried to turn him back, saying, “You will lose your life and the lives of those with you if you go among such savages.” To that, Calvert replied, “We died before we came here.””Continue reading “The “Letting” of the Mind”

The Window to the Heart

The Window to the Heart Starvation. Hunger. Disease. Devastation. Death. Jeremiah’s heart was broke.  As he was looking around at the war-ravaged city of Jerusalem he saw pain, sorrow and suffering.  His eyes perceived the damage the Babylonian siege had caused.  His heart was impacted by what he saw visually with his eyes.  It isContinue reading “The Window to the Heart”

Good Intentions Are Not That Good

Good Intentions Are Not That Good I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.  Jeremiah 17:10 “In one Peanuts comic strip Sally was struggling with her memory verse for Sunday. She was absorbed in her thoughtsContinue reading “Good Intentions Are Not That Good”

The Defeated

The Defeated I could not believe it.  Our team lost.  Having gone undefeated through the entire softball season, the playoffs were not that much more challenging.  After all, our team had generally won most of the games by the “mercy rule.” Now in the last inning of the conference championship game, our team is aheadContinue reading “The Defeated”