I am a softie. My natural inclination is to take away someone else's pain, make them comfortable again, and see them happy. In fact, it is one of the things I truly struggle with in raising our children. But God has been teaching me a lesson lately. If a person's pain comes from conviction of sin . . . then I must step back and keep my hands off. When conviction comes strong … [Read more...] about Let the Pain Remain
I want to share an article with you today that is very informative. And I could have simply posted the link to this article on Facebook, but that would have missed the newsletter folks. This is important enough to me that I wanted both sections of readers to view this article. We've posted warnings on here about the Emergent Church movement that is sweeping through contemporary … [Read more...] about Anabaptists and the Emergent Church Movement – An Introduction
We shared a post last week that contained a video of a pastor's concerns with both books,"One Thousand Gifts" and "Jesus Calling", and the mysticism contained throughout them. The pastor also shared deeply of his concerns with the romantic, sensual language used by Ann Voskamp in "One Thousand Gifts" to describe her relationship and encounter with God. If you have not watched the … [Read more...] about How Then Shall We Love God?
I am going to share a video with you. I will be honest . . . this contains a very candid message with a sensitive topic that is not suited for your children. It could actually be called "The Spiritual Eroticism of Ann Voskamp". Please watch this on your own. Not only does this video confirm what we spoke about in our article on One Thousand Gifts several years ago . . . but it … [Read more...] about The Mysticism of Ann Voskamp and Sarah Young
I am going to share with you an article I read from Tim Challies blog. There seems to be an evergrowing movement towards hearing God's voice. Maybe someday I will have the time to share more of our thoughts on this. Although, I suppose we did when we published the post on "Jesus Calling by Sarah Young". Lowell and Ted Byler both did an excellent job on it. You can read it … [Read more...] about God Actually Spoke To Me by Tim Challies
I am learning. Always learning. Sometimes I wish so badly that I could go back and do the last 20 years of my life over again. And if I could, here is one thing I would do differently: I would pray - believing. I could weep when I think of the years I spent telling people I would pray for them, but not truly believing in this God of awesome magnitude. I would look at … [Read more...] about The Forgotten Ministry