Once there was a very popular preacher. So many people crowded into his church services, the church had to be enlarged. He frequently preached at other churches, as is often the case with popular ministers. The preacher wrote beautiful Christian songs, that were also popular with churchgoers. Soon be began a series of weekly prayer meetings… Continue reading A True Story You Won’t Forget
My job (and ministry) is in a middle school. You know, where kids know how to push your buttons and are exercising their desire to rebel against authority. Maybe God hasn't put anyone "hard to love" in your life, but I bet He has. I only know that what God has asked me to to… Continue reading Where Has God Asked You to Love?
Some people just don't deserve what you did for them! They're so ungrateful! Today, I gave a science test at the Junior High School. I thought the kids would do really well because I had worked hard to prepare them. I created a Jeopardy Game for them to play for review (which wasn't free, by… Continue reading I Teach Kids, God Teaches Me
I was stopped in my tracks as I read the letter to the church in Ephesus (Revelation 2:1-6). 1"I know your deeds, your hard work and your perseverance. I know that you cannot tolerate wicked people, that you have tested those who claim to be apostles but are not, and have found them false. 3 You… Continue reading My First Love
Do the holidays trigger thoughts of what should have been instead of what is? Are you feeling lonely? The strange thing about depression is that it seems to take your mind captive. You may think you can't stop the downward spiral. The next thing you know, you're driving to the grocery to buy food for… Continue reading Holiday Blues
One morning, God stopped me in the middle of something (I thought) was very important and gave me a lesson in discipline. This is what happened: I was studying my Bible to prepare a lesson for the Women's Bible Study when the phone rang. The church secretary informed me that the room I had reserved… Continue reading So You’re Angry
Do you sometimes feel like you don't fit in? You may need to remind yourself that if you are a follower of Jesus Christ, this world is not your home. Your home is in heaven and you are an ambassador for Christ in a foreign land. "We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were… Continue reading Our Role As God’s Ambassador