This excerpt is from The Puritan Classic The Christian in Complete Armour Volume 2 by William Gurnall We have the truth at a cheap rate now; but how soon the market may rise we do not know. Truth is not always available at the same market price. We must buy it at any cost but …
Failure as a Parent Can Be Powerful
You may feel like a failure today, but failing is learning. Learning is powerful! So, failure is powerful. Your inadequacy as a mother is all you need to allow God to bring you into new territory and to grow you as a person!
How Being a Slave Gave Me Value. A politically incorrect blog.
"The translation of doulos by 'servant' rather than 'slave' [led] to the total effacement of its ancient significance (1965: 319). This ennobling title means the believer belongs to the Lord, who constantly "gives Himself away" in infinite love, through faith. Indeed, the doulos (slave) of Christ is His very Bride (cf. Rev 19:7-9). Accordingly, the faithful believer seeks to do all things in intimate partnership with Christ, as He births faith in the heart (cf. Ro 10:6-8,17; Heb 11:6). This is possible because the believer is joined to Christ as a genuine member of His very body (Jn 14:20; 1 Cor 12:13).
Spiritual Leadership “Spiritual Fathers and Mothers”
Being in spiritual leadership is not easy. You commit yourself to serve people who may not always respect your sacrifice—like Jesus did. When you are a servant leader, you can find yourself carrying a lot of the load while other people relax—like Jesus did.
For the Love of My Daughter – What separation teaches me about love.
Today, in the bittersweet parting of ways with my college age daughter, I found profound perspective. I know the feeling of longing to have one more long walk, one more hug, one more shared couch with her head on my shoulder. Separation is an ache that reminds me of the relationship's tender value.
Just a Mom.
When I was in high school, I used to lay on my bed and talk to my mom about everything I wanted to do with my life. I didn't want to be "just" anything, especially a mom. Moms really seem to be at the bottom of the totem-pole, at least they did in my teenage …
God’s Will vs. The Tyranny of Self Part 1
Who am I? What is my purpose? What is God's will for my life? When Jesus prepared for his death, wrestling with being the final sacrificial lamb for the nation of Israel and the world, he sweat drops of blood. He begged his disciples to watch and pray with him. "The spirit is willing, but …
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