DISCIPLESHIP IS A RELATIONSHIP

Many moons ago, I played semi-professional basketball. One practice the other team stole the ball and had a fast break. I was trailing the play and the guy who stole the ball missed the layup, so I leaped to grab the rebound. The guy running alongside me, who was...

DIFFICULT DAYS

28  And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who [ i ]  have been called according to his purpose.  29  For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformedto the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many...

ON SUFFERING

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.James 1:2-4 When...

PERSECUTION REFRESHES US

Charles Swindoll tells this story about suffering and persecution: In the northeastern United States, codfish are a big commercial business. Note the following fact: there is a market for eastern cod all over, especially in the sections farthest removed from the...

(RE)DEFINING SUCCESS

The following has been contributed by a worker in the Arab World. I’ve written about defining success before, but I come now with some fresh perspective from an amazing little book entitled, “The Choice.” There are two options in terms of setting goals to accomplish...

LESSONS ON FISHING FROM A HERON

The following is contributed by a B4T worker in SE Asia Today I went over to the university to submit forms for the children’s visas. Then I had a leisurely walk around campus, thinking and praying, and looking at the wildlife! I stood and watched a Little Heron...