Why I Don’t Need to Work My Head Off

“For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, that no one should boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9, NASB Reformation Day comes and goes every October 31—an occurrence I take for granted far too often. But I wonder, what was life like […]

Tidbits of Truth: Value

photo credit: Plastik Abfall via photopin (license) “More than that, I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but rubbish in order that I may gain Christ.” Philippians 3:8, NASB Sometimes we […]

Prayer Partners: Devoted to You

    Father,   It’s quiet, still. I come to You in morning darkness, knowing You dwell in unapproachable light. You’re near … here … listening to my prayer. You’re glorious and majestic, faithful and true. I long to see Your face, for in You my hopes and dreams reside. Worthy forever, You fill eternity […]

What Would I Say?

I’ve been getting messages–two or three in fact–from a sister in South Asia. On fire for Christ, she writes of her passion to reach millions in her country with the gospel. Simply, sincerely she rejoices in God’s protection of her life through dangers and crisis. After detailing an upcoming healing crusade where people will be […]

Secret Weapon

“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” – Romans 5:8 Last week my son had senior pictures taken in downtown Hickory. Asking for help, a homeless man approached. “My girlfriend is two months pregnant …” he began. The photographer kindly gave him $5 and off […]

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