Articles

  • Another kind of hero

    When I was an idealistic fourteen-year-old, I read a biography of David Brainerd. I loved reading about missionaries like David Livingstone, C. T. Studd, and Amy Carmichael. They seemed to have no trouble inspiring devoted converts who made every sacrifice visibly worthwhile. But Brainerd’s story got off to a tragic start. The reason I remember so […]

  • Six dreams and the making of a man 

    Two dreams were the start of Joseph’s troubles. “Listen to this dream,” Joseph told his 11 brothers. “We were out in the field, tying up bundles of grain. Suddenly my bundle stood up, and your bundles all gathered around and bowed low before mine!” In Joseph’s second dream, the sun, the moon, and 11 stars had […]

  • Better than a light

    This earth life is commonly seen as one big highway, winding its way through plains, hills, mountains, valleys, and tunnels. I’ve encountered all of the above plenty of times, and I can confidently say that I like the tunnels least of all. Those are the moments where the future is uncertain and the road ahead […]

  • Trust

    Christians often say things like “You need to have faith,” or “Faith means knowing that God will do it,” or “Trusting means you’re not afraid” or other such phrases that attempt to summarize and define faith. Between us, I can’t relate to any of these statements. Recently, over a cup of coffee, a dear friend […]

  • The calendar of your life

    A calendar is often used to help remind you of special events or important appointments, and can even be used as a basic master plan of happenings in your life. There exists a special calendar for you alone, and I’m helping you to fill in the days with plans that are pleasing to Me. As […]

  • The prison

    There’s a story of a visit Pope Leo XII made to the jail of the Papal States in 1825, which goes like this: The pope insisted on questioning each of the prisoners as to how he had come to be there. As you’d expect, every man protested his innocence—all but one, that is, who admitted […]