Saturday, May 28, 2022

Self control: Can we master ourselves?

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“Put on your brakes!”  I remember saying those words to my young son years ago. A lot. He needed no encouragement to take risks,...

Living a Spirit-filled life

It was a cold, winter Saturday in British Columbia, Canada. I was 12 years old, and my family was out for the day. I...

Power to do the impossible

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One of Jesus’ most startling statements is found in John 14:12: “Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works...

Reclaiming Mondays

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In 2001 I was diagnosed with depression. My wife and I had served for eight years as missionaries at Echo Ranch Bible Camp in Juneau,...

Knowing the Holy Spirit

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You could tell me that your eight-year-old granddaughter is cute, smart and generous. Or you could show me her photo looking disappointed that she’s...

Loving our neighbors in Ukraine

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Participating in mission trips has been a core family value for us since early in our marriage. Our family has been on five mission...

Will we thrive or just survive

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“Stop your grumbling,” Mom used to say. “If you don’t like the way things are, change them.” While maternal wisdom has its merits, does it...

Fighting fatigue

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“I am tired.” These two words echo in my head in this unusual season. When the pandemic first struck in March and we were sheltering...