Acceptance: So that or Because

My Sunday School class is going through Louie Giglio’s study Goliath Must Fall. We are on Session 3 which deals with the Giant of Rejection. Now, if you know me, you’d probably say that I’ve never dealt too much with the problem of rejection. All through my childhood, adolescence, and high school years, anyone looking…

Perspective

When our mind screams, “I’m worthless!” God whispers, “You are fearfully and wonderfully made.” (Psalm 149:14) When we can’t go another step, God promises, “You will soar on wings like eagles.” (Isaiah 40:31) When we feel small, problems seem to crowd in. They grow and get bigger. They push. They shove. They overwhelm. They remain…

What Makes a Testimony

Yesterday evening my school’s FCA organized an event on our football field called “Fields of Faith.” It is an event that is used by high school FCA organizations to bring students to the sports field to celebrate and raise up the name of Jesus. In today’s world where God has been forced out of the…

Active Waiting

At first these two words mays seem like an oxymoron. How can one actively wait? Isn’t the definition of “waiting” the absence of action? I am going to argue that, in fact, we rarely simply wait. Think about the doctor’s office. Many times we wait for what seems an eternity for someone to come to…

Hurry Up and Wait

Our family dog, Ziva, is a Boerboel or South African Mastiff. She is huge! Many times, she is patient—she sits or lies patiently beside me while I type away at my computer. But when she needs something—food, potty break, attention—she is NOT patient. She becomes a humongous writhing mass of paws, tongue and tan body….