Earlier this summer, our family made a pilgrimage to the ultimate summer vacation destination, Disneyland. As we navigated the crowds, I noticed a common trait among our fellow mouse-eared tourists. With the exception of a few overstimulated toddlers and stressed-out parents, everyone around us was smiling and laughing. The strangers...
5 Benefits of Loving My Small Church (Courtney Reissig, For The Church)
As one member of a small church to the many others who may be reading, let’s remember the value of being in our small churches, lest we forget the gift that God has given us.
Difficult Scripture: Putting God in His Place (Shaun McDonald, Rooted)
“I will show mercy to whom I will show mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion” (Romans 9:15). What did He just say? Let me paraphrase it: I can do whatever I want.
Is it OK for Christians to be competitive? (Sophie de Witt, The Good Book Company)
Am I taking part in the competition to raise my position among my peers in order to boost my sense of significance, or am I taking part to grow and reach my full potential in that particular skill, in God’s strength, for his glory?
Short-Term Trips, Long-Term Discipleship (Austin Gohn, Gospel-Centered Discipleship)
How can we train people for short-term mission trips among the nations whom we could also trust with long-term missional engagement among our neighbors? The short answer: discipleship.
Four Prayers for the New School Year (Nivine Richie, Unlocking the Bible)
We train up our children the best we can, but in the end, we trust that God is a far more capable protector than we are, and we choose to trust him with our children as they move into the next chapter of their lives.