WORKING FOR THE KING

1 Chronicles 4, verse 23 says, “these were the potters and inhabitants of Neta′im and Gede′rah; they dwelt there with the king for his work.“ Verses 21 & 22 list the men of Judah and Moab who made these pots. Potters were not the highest grade of...

LABOR DAY IS EVERY DAY!

This post was contributed by a worker in North Africa. It’s Labor Day today, at least in the USA. In essence, it is a holiday or day of festivities, held in honor of working people.  Ironically, we celebrate “work” by taking a break from work! Whether employed in a...

IN HIM, FOR HIM

The human body. God has created each one of us to be unique—to be special. A friend who’s going through cancer pointed out to me the miracle of the human body. Our bodies, he pointed out have trillions of cells in them.  And that 50-70 billion new cells are being...

SAFE OR RADICAL?

Around the turn of the century—the 20th Century, 120 years ago—a band of brave missionaries bought one-way tickets to the mission field. Instead of suitcases, they packed their belongings into coffins. As they sailed away, they waved goodbye to everyone they loved and...

TRUE FREEDOM

In Genesis 16 we read the story of Hagar, a slave, who Abraham bought and brought from Egypt. Over a decade after leaving Egypt, Sarai and Abraham still had no children. So, Sarai decided that Abraham should give her children through Hagar, a pagan custom that was...

DO YOU WANT YOUR LIFE TO HAVE A HUGE IMPACT?

A friend shared this story with my wife. I was watching a sculptor begin work on a gigantic marble block. He had a huge hammer and a large chisel. He knocked off a large piece of the marble block and then another, pausing occasionally to work on the marble with the...