What is the victor’s crown for your life? In his letters throughout the New Testament, the Apostle Paul made several references to crowns: the victor’s crown, crowns of righteousness, and the crowns or rewards that are waiting at the end of a successful Christian race. What is the victor’s crown for you? One of Jessica … Continue reading Your victor’s crown–what is it?
Have you ever played with a partially inflated balloon, or a tied off surgical glove? If you have, you’ve noticed a curious dynamic. When we squeeze a limp balloon in our fist the pressure from our grip displaces air and causes bulges to appear in between our knuckles or thumb. Then, if we try to … Continue reading popping the balloon
Try harder! Try harder! It is the mantra of both American culture and American Christianity. Do you want to get ahead? Work harder! Do you want to excel? Do more! Do you want to be a better Christian? Strive more intensely! Do you need to deal with some sin or struggle in your life? Start … Continue reading Trying harder is not your best option
"Read the red and pray for the power." These were the instructions that Dr. Fuchsia Pickett gave to our class when Jessica and I were in Bible school in the early 90s, and I think they are the perfect marching orders for each of us as we start a New Year together. Yesterday, Grace Church … Continue reading Read the red and pray for the power!