Christians, Do Not Boast In Fading Things, Boast in God Alone: James 1:9-11

Believers who are poor have something to boast about, for God has honored them. And those who are rich should boast that God has humbled them. They will fade away like a little flower in the field. The hot sun rises and the grass withers; the little flower droops and falls, and its beauty fades away. In … Continue reading Christians, Do Not Boast In Fading Things, Boast in God Alone: James 1:9-11

Troubles…Opportunities to Grow Spiritual Endurance: James 1:1-4

This letter is from James, a slave of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ. I am writing to the twelve tribes -- Jewish believers scattered abroad. Greetings! Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is … Continue reading Troubles…Opportunities to Grow Spiritual Endurance: James 1:1-4

My Son Was Punched In The Face At School And What This Reminded Me About Love

  My thirteen-year-old came home from school with a swollen bruise on his face. "Where did you get that bruise?" "I got punched today." "What?! What happened?" "Two kids were going at each other. One of the kids was my good friend. I got in between them so my friend could get away, and the … Continue reading My Son Was Punched In The Face At School And What This Reminded Me About Love

Dear Pastor, Love Your People Enough To Preach About Abortion

As I have facilitated post-abortion Bible studies for women hurt by past abortions, one thing that regularly comes up is the silence of the Church and, more specifically, the silence of church pulpits. I wonder if pastors realize how often women hurt by abortion list their pastor’s silence as one of the things they need … Continue reading Dear Pastor, Love Your People Enough To Preach About Abortion