You look good for 243.. aesthetically speaking. Your beautiful mountains, plains, canyons, rivers, and oceans display your splendor. You are lovely to behold. Yet for all of that beauty, you have lost your innocence…Read More
Sometimes I need my eyes opened, too. Far more than I’d like to admit at this stage in my walk with the Lord. I should know better, understand more, and walk with stronger faith. But I don’t always get it. I see what’s right in front of me and I can’t imagine what God is doing, or what the bigger picture will be.Read More
After Jesus died, His disciples were perplexed, frightened, and devastated. They thought they were alone, that the One whom their hearts had so burned for had been destroyed and could not save them as they had hoped. In their minds and hearts, all hope was lost.Read More
When experiencing tragedy, heartache, and trauma, it's important to remember that God surrounds us with His love.Read More
This last year was tough on a lot of us. I saw a lot of people mourning as they lost loved ones. I would hate to just gloss over that and talk about the good things ahead. I DO want to be excited for the things that God has in store for each and every one of us, but first I would like to talk on the issue of grief and loss.Read More
On Monday I sat with a woman named Betty before the Bible study. She was attacked on the road several weeks ago by a family who wants her husband to take their daughter as another wife. Betty didn’t want her husband taking other wives (imagine that!), and thus the attack. Six people beat her mercilessly and she was unable to move around for about a week. I prayed with her and encouraged her to make sure her and her three children are safe. Thankfully, the clan elders are stepping in and trying to resolve the matter. (This is the village justice system.)Read More
Have you ever been directed by God to an unexpected place to do an incredible thing? If you have spent any time with the Lord, you have no doubt experienced this.
One of the most amazing days in my life was in 2009. It came with God orchestrating events that we never could have anticipated. We got a call that a young believer who walked to our weekly Bible study in one of the camps had passed away. John (a pastor from Sudan) and myself decided to visit his widow and children to show our support. We entered a new village which was far off the beaten path and that was thought to be unsafe. The first time to a remote village to mourn, turned into a day of healing physically and spiritually. Half of a community came to the Lord. It started with one hungry man name Raymond who was searching and ready to hear the Gospel. Eight years later, the believers still meet weekly and we go to encourage them and share with them from the Word of God. It all started with a move of the Spirit on that day that He led us to Lukwor North Village for purposes that we could not see.Read More