I was coming out of the grocery store the other day when I saw two young men soliciting funds for a Christian ministry. I almost passed them by until I noticed their eyes. There was a sparkle there that grabbed my attention*. And just like that, I was in the presence of the Lord. I heard […]
Help me! I’m drowning!
When someone we care about is drowning in addiction, pain, or troubles, we often feel obligated to rush to the recue. Like a lifeguard, we grab a floatation device, jump on a jet ski, and speed off to save the day. The thing is, if we launch out without consulting God, we may miss the […]
When they hate, insult, and lie
On a return trip from ministry in England, my friend Joni and I were walking through the airport when a stranger coming toward us suddenly stopped and snarled, “I HATE YOU!” We were surprised, but we also rejoiced, knowing we must have done something good for God on that trip. Jesus said, “Blessed are you […]