• Missions Monday: Spain
    Please join us in prayer for those serving in Spain. That God would bring us people who have soft hearts to the Gospel! That God would continue to give us favor in the eyes of the people. This is so important since we are viewed as a cult here in Spain. That God would keep us desperate for Him and His Word daily! That we would be people of prayer! That God would raise up a national leader to help lead the church plant. That God would send us more workers to help! “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.” […]
  • Created as a child of God!
    What do potato chips, Coke, popsicles, mauve, pacemakers, post-its and slinkies all have in common? They were invented accidently! Potato chips were invented by a cook who was irritated at a customer who consistently returned his French fries to be cooked longer. Out of his irritation came the potato chip. Coke should have been a cure for a headache. Popsicles were invented by an 11 year old trying to make his own soft drink with water and flavored powders. Accidently his mix was left outside over night with temperatures dropping below freezing, the popsicle was invented. Mauve was a science experiment by an 18 year old chemist gone wrong but he noticed the color was quite appealing and synthetics were born. The pacemaker was someone’s […]
  • Bearing with One Another
    It’s that all too familiar verse that fits perfectly in an Instagram square with water color flowers embroidering its edges. That verse that glares at you on the wedding invitation. You know, the verse that decorates picture frames in swirling calligraphy. “Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things” (I Cor. 13:7). Yes, that one. The one that’s pulled out of context, overused, and rarely understood. And yet, it’s a verse I find myself returning to often for instruction and comfort. Love bears all things. It’s easy to think about bearing a burden for a short time or a season, and it certainly makes it easier when you have an end in sight, a date of relief. But, when you don’t have an end in sight, no […]
  • A Tale of a Discarded Superhero Suit
    There once was a woman who happened upon a discarded superhero suit. She stared at the shiny material. I wish I was a superhero, she thought to herself. Who am I kidding? I’m no superhero. Far from it. She threw the suit in the trash. Then she hesitated. What if I could be a superhero? What if I could help people? What if I could save the world? Her fingers traced the emblem wistfully. She slipped the outfit on and stared at herself in the mirror. It fits! I can’t believe it fits. And I look…different. Stronger. More sure of myself. Hm… maybe I’ll just wear it for a bit. She kept the outfit on, donned her daily clothing on top of it, and walked out the door. She continued to wear the outfit under her clothes. It brought her a sense of […]
  • Mental Illness and the Church
    Annabelle sat in front of me, head in hands, sobbing as she relayed the events that prompted her to meet with me for counseling. She had been meeting with her pastor to discuss her recent struggles with anxiety and depression following the birth of her first child. After several months of praying over the problem her pastor insisted that her inability to move past this struggle was a direct result of her lack of faith. Unfortunately Annabelle is only one of many who have received similar treatment in response to their struggles with mental illness. Due to the many misconceptions and misunderstanding of these illnesses they remain topics of taboo within the Church. More often than not, the cause of mental illness is attributed to either sin […]