I recently got “task glasses”. My regular glasses are progressives, which allow me to see distances with a small portion near the bottom focused for close up tasks. These task glasses are the opposite. Most of their lens is focused close to my eyes, for reading, computer work, etc., with only the very top allowing … More The Right Lens
Big or small, some things in life are going to be difficult. Let me tell you what I learned from my cat’s last day with us. 1. God prepares. …for your Father knows exactly what you need even before you ask him! (Matt. 6:8b) This week some unusual things happened that allowed for my daughters … More Four Things I Learned From my Cat’s Last Day
Thank you to Grace Jeevarajan for this week’s post: Last spring I was asked if I would be willing to help with SMT for a week. I was unsure about it because I knew that it would mean giving up one weeks’ pay from my job, which would delay paying off my tuition, and one … More Lose to Win
A few weeks ago at the CYIA retreat some great questions were asked. It’s important to keep asking questions, but you’ll find there is no shortage of answers in this world. So when you hear conflicting answers, what’s the final authority? I’m sure you’re thinking, “That’s obvious. The Bible, of course.” And you would be … More Final Authority
“…for nothing can hinder the Lord from saving by many or by few.” 1 Sam 14:6b I’ve been reading through 1 Samuel and this verse stopped me in my tracks. As we look at the low numbers of applications for this summer it’s easy to wonder how we will reach the children with so few … More Nothing Can Hinder the Lord
Does God need our service? How could the God who created the universe need our help? Have you ever wondered why God uses us to do His work? Following is an article John Piper wrote on this very topic. There are ways to submit to God that only make him look threatening, not thrilling. There … More Why Serve?
Last year my family saw The Avengers: Infinity War, and I have to admit that I was less than satisfied with the ending. “But that’s reality,” someone said, “Things don’t always end happy.” But they do, I reasoned. Christ’s sacrifice ensured that the ultimate end is good. If you haven’t seen it, the end is … More End Game