Spiritual Development

How to Choose from Good or Better

In most situations in life, we are met with two paths to take, two decisions, two sides, or two opportunities. Some presented are straightforward: for example, “to sin” or not “to sin,” evil vs. good, or what is fruitful or not. These are not hard choices; instead, the good vs. better options laid before us make decisions challenging. I recently had to choose between something good and something better. It was hard because in many

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Spiritual Development

He Asked Us, “How Do I Overcome Loneliness?”

After a full day of hearing about marriage and family relationships, what appeared (on the outside, one who seemed to have all things in order) was a man who asked, “How do I overcome loneliness?” This question was not what I expected. I thought for sure this man would have asked something more complicated like, “Explain the Trinity or from where did the Nephilim come?” But these questions were not what this man asked; what he

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Spiritual Development

I Love Your Face!

On our mission trip to the Middle East, we met with the leadership teams of five churches. The Pastor of the second leadership team asked us to share a few encouraging words with his leaders. A few of us spoke (I included, because, Marcie can’t be quiet!). In closing, we worshipped. I turned to the row of women behind us and smiled. They each hugged me. One by one, they said, “I love you!” I

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Spiritual Development

They Wanted More

One of the most refreshing parts of speaking to the Iranian Refugees on our mission trip was noting their long attention span. I believe, they could listen to us teach them about God forever! Our team can’t take credit for this. It was not because we were a dynamic speaking team, even though God did a great work in and through us. They did not listen well because they were void of responsibilities, worries, challenges,

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Spiritual Development

They Saw the Church Differently

“On his tenth birthday, a sensitive boy received ten shiny silver dollars from an uncle. The child was very appreciative. He immediately sat down on the floor and spread the coins before him. Then he planned how to use the money. He set aside the first dollar saying, “This one is for Jesus.” He went on to decide what to do with the second, and so on until he came to the last dollar. “This

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