Power of Gratitude

When Joshua Kaufman survived Dachau, one of Hitler’s brutal concentration camps, he had only one wish. He wanted the chance to thank one of the US Army soldiers who liberated him. It would be seventy years before that moment came. Joshua…

Our Hope

“We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. And this hope will not lead…

Run In Your Own Lane

It was one of the most highly anticipated races ever run. Today, running aficionados still refer to it as the “Miracle Mile.” England’s Roger Bannister was the first in the world to run a mile in under 4 minutes but…

What Trust Looks Like

Have you ever asked yourself, what does it look like to trust God? How do we live in this crazy, shifting world and still stand in a place of absolute confidence that God is with us and for us? It’s easy to…

Your Story Is Not Over Yet

I was sitting in the departure lounge waiting for my flight to board when that dreaded announcement graced our ears, “The 3:30 p.m. flight to Dallas, TX will now depart at 5:40 p.m. Thank you for your patience.” I looked…

From Shame to Love

I was born in a land of castles— Scotland has more than three thousand of them, the oldest dating back to the eleventh and twelfth centuries. When you stand inside one of these magnificent buildings, you can almost feel the…

I Will Rise

“Jesus didn’t come to get you out of this life. He came to live in you through it.” It was a simple statement, no radical new theology, and yet these words from a humble, godly counselor, Dr. Frank Gripka, altered…

Our Hope

“We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. And this hope will not lead…

On Mission

“But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus — the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God.” Acts 20:24 (NLT) I…

In Times Like These

During the Roman persecution of the Jews in the second century, Rabbi Akiva was once asked why he persisted in teaching God’s Word when doing so meant risking torture and death. “Let me tell you a parable,” he said. Once…

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