Category Archives: Testimonies

Choosing to Serve

My wife and I were leaving home early one morning for a weekend getaway when she asked if we were going to keep with our usual travel tradition – one stop at a favored coffee shop for java to go, … Continue reading

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Two Paths

Someone asked me what happened to cause me to become more interested in God and the church, what happened to me that motivated the growth of my faith. I answered that although I was living a rebellious life, God was … Continue reading

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Answers

I once prided myself believing I had all the answers to life’s most perplexing questions. Older and wiser, and more humble, I see now what foolishness that view was. Now, when I don’t have answers, when I don’t understand, I … Continue reading

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Trials, Part 2

A woman giving birth to a child has pain because her time has come; but when her baby is born she forgets the anguish because of her joy that a child is born into the world. So with you: Now … Continue reading

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All to Him I Owe

I once wrote “because I have a lot of sin to cover” in response to a question about why I do so much missional work. I look back now and see what a misinformed answer that was. I can’t repay … Continue reading

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How’s Your Heart?

I remember an annual physical a few years ago in which it was found that my cholesterol was 224. My doctor wanted me to start taking a statin; I resisted, pointing to all my other health indicators and insisting I … Continue reading

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Rose Gardens

Something we should always remember is that God never promised us a rose garden, at least not here on Earth (well, there was Eden, but we blew that). Life in this world is going to have its pains and problems. … Continue reading

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Jesus Always Wins

Jesus Always Wins The Enemy constantly tries to make us think of ourselves instead of Jesus. The Enemy taunts us with “Your sins are too great to be forgiven; you have no faith; you do not repent enough; you do … Continue reading

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Lifted Up

In the old days I was a believer in the guilt and shame philosophy and just knew in my heart that God loved me less because of my sin. But, praise God for opening my eyes, I’ve come to see … Continue reading

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Love the Unloved

Love the unloved. I count this passage among the most important threeologies of the book Lead Serve Love:  Take great care not to befriend only with those in prosperous and influential places. Remember that Jesus dined with and cared for … Continue reading

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