Ends and Means | Family Camp Flashback

Our culture is addicted to success. From parenting to painting to online image managing, we are constantly bombarded with a thousand and one means by which we are promised a success that has to this point eluded us. Churches and other religious organizations are often not far behind in their promises. If you will follow…

Leaves and Roots

I love to shop. I love pushing carts and carrying bags, no matter if I am shopping for shoes or groceries. I especially love it when my mom takes all five of my sisters and me on an all-day shopping adventure for our annual Girls’ Day celebration. We usually start at Goodwill and then drive…

Infinite Gospel

For Christ-followers the gospel is everything. Without the incarnation, death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ of Nazareth we are, as Paul said, of all men most miserable. Apart from the reality of the gospel message our joy is a sham, our hope is in vain, and our message is nothing more than hot air.…

Everyday Faithfulness

  But ye, brethren, be not weary in well doing.—2 Thessalonians 3:13 The context of this verse is Paul’s admonition to the Thessalonian church to deal with a group of troublemakers who had abandoned everyday faithfulness for a path that seemed both easier and more exciting. For whatever reason, these troublemakers were refusing to work,…

Apparent Weakness

Have you ever felt as though evil was stronger than good? Be honest with yourself. Has it ever seemed to you that the enemies that we face make believers look puny, even pathetic? Have you ever compared the accounts of God’s power in Scripture to the apparent weakness of believers in the present and wondered what…

Anne Steele…. Yet Speaking

  The Intercession of Christ Hebrews 8:25   I. He lives, the great Redeemer lives, (What joy the blest assurance gives !) And now before his Father God, Pleads the full merits of his blood.   II. Repeated crimes awake our fears, And justice, arm’d with frowns, appears; But in the Saviour’s lovely face Sweet…

Ultimate Calling

I likely don’t know much about you. After all, this article is being posted on a website that is accessible to anyone with an internet connection. I don’t know where you work. I don’t know where you live. I don’t even know what country you might be reading this from. While I might see some…

From Every Point of the Compass

This year, as part of my daily devotions, I have been reading through the book of Psalms each month. It has truly been a delight. Yet while every Psalm is inspired and profitable, some Psalms have stood out to me in a peculiarly powerful way. Psalm 107 is one of those Psalms. Though it would be…

And I Quote—June 27

All truth is from God; and consequently, if wicked men have said anything that is true and just, we ought not to reject it; for it has come from God. Besides, all things are of God; and, therefore, why should it not be lawful to dedicate to his glory everything that can properly be employed…

Community Is Not Optional

And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more as ye see the day approaching. (Hebrews 10:24–25) It is easy to provoke and to be provoked unto anger…