Jesus did not pressure anyone to follow him. He invited and he welcomed, but he did not demand or cajole. I see the early disciples following his example.
World War II happened because a few political and military leaders decided that their personal interests were more important than the lives of millions of fellow human beings.
Deciding to walk by faith puts in great company. All of the people listed in Hebrews 11 and all the other saints throughout history are a great cloud of witnesses cheering us in. We can't depend solely on the faith of others to get us through, but we should lean on and learn from others when our faith is weak.
Helping the poor is one of the most Christ-honoring things we can do. Compassion International is one way that we can make a real difference and show the world what following Jesus is really about.
I attended the opening night showing of Beyond the Mask, and I am glad I did. Burns Family Studios put a talented cast in a beautiful setting to tell an intriguing story.
Samaritan is health care sharing ministry. It is not health insurance; it is better. After visiting their headquarters, I am even more impressed with the organization.
Despite the fact that hardship and suffering are so common in this world, they still often seem to take us by surprise. We all struggle with disappointment in various ways and to various degrees. We anticipate one thing happening, and we end up with something different, maybe completely different.
Dear friends in Ohio shared with us their daily practice of expressing gratitude. Each family member mentions one specific thing for which he or she is thankful that day, and the list is written down. Audra and I have made this a habit for our family, and we are going on four years of doing it almost every day.