Spiritual Development

Loud, Bold, and Beautiful!

We would all agree that life is hard. It has its mountains and valleys. Some of the valleys are deep and more frequent than the hills. This experience is true for us and very real for the Iranian Refugees. One of our translators living as a refugee in this country we visited shared with us that he taught English in the school and was recently fired – all because he was a Christian. The wife of another

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Spiritual Development

What this Pastor Shared was Incredible!

We were talking with one of the Pastors of the churches in the country where we were on mission, and he shared with us what it was like to be a part of the underground church in Iran. They would meet in different places, and their focus in the meeting was four-fold: read the word, pray, worship, and evangelize. Their gathering was simple, but so powerful. Their planning was even more amazing. Not being able

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Spiritual Development

I’ll Never Forget Her Eyes

We are blessed with the saving grace of Jesus Christ. Because He died for us, we can die to our sin. Because He lives again, we can have new life forever. Indeed, when Jesus taught us to pray, “Hallowed be Thy name; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven” we have experienced His kingdom visit our hearts. (Matthew 6:9) It is good to pray for ourselves. It is

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Spiritual Development

We Saw Our Fears Die Amidst Their Praise 

Two men of faith, Joshua, and Caleb join ten others filled with fear. The two saw God as powerful; the others saw Him too small. Moses sent them all to scout out the land. “Go up this way to the Negev, then go up into the hill country. See what the land is like…Be courageous” (Numbers 13:16-20).   They went out and scouted the land. After 40 days they returned to camp and reported all

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Spiritual Development

Obeying God Even if You Look Like a Fool

The first time I spoke to a crowd of people was a terrifying experience in my life. I was a part of a homeschool conference. Being a part of the leadership team, we discussed many areas that needed oversight to ensure this convention would be a success. I could have taken a behind the scenes role: registration, food prep, setting up rooms, greeting, and the like. I was comfortable with any one of those (minus

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