Wednesday, October 20, 2021

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,...

Promises, puzzles and Pentecost

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Pentecost, a 50-day time span beginning Easter Sunday, celebrates culminated promises and a new beginning. The story of Pentecost in Acts 2 contains some...

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...

Confessing God

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Hear, O people: The LORD our God, the LORD is one! Almighty in power, perfect in wisdom, righteous in judgment, overflowing in steadfast love. The LORD is our Sovereign, who reigns...

The power of profound love

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“The very heart of spirituality and discipleship in the family of God is breaking free from the destructive, sinful patterns of our past in...