Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others. Philippians 2:3-4 Living a life of humility is one of the most difficult things … [Read more...] about Allowing Humility to Rule
In the spring of 1879, Lieutenant George De Long and his crew set out on the USS Jeannette in hopes of claiming the North Pole for the United States. No one had ever been to the North Pole before, but many of the leading geographers and scientists at that time believed the top of the world was … [Read more...] about Not All Maps Can Be Trusted
Have you ever had a passion for missions? I mean a real desire to be a part of what God is doing to draw more worshipers to Himself from groups of people that do not currently have a witnessing church? Some of us are called to go, and we must study, prepare, raise needed funds, pack up, and get on a … [Read more...] about Missions: How Can We Help?
“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. The Lord is my portion, says my soul, therefore I will hope in him.” Lamentations 3:22-24 ESV The above verses are written by the prophet Jeremiah. He was … [Read more...] about Hope in the Midst of Suffering
The great Russian writer, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, tells of a dark moment in his life when he felt all hope and reason for living were gone. As a prisoner in a Soviet prison camp, he worked twelve hours a day at hard labor. He wasn’t getting much to eat, and before too long, he had become very … [Read more...] about Finding Hope in the Cross
Rev. Billy Graham passed away peacefully at his home in North Carolina on February 21, 2018, at the age of 99. He is clearly one of the most influential figures of the past hundred years. Various aspects of Graham’s story have been recounted by the media, but I would like to share my reflections on … [Read more...] about Billy Graham: A Man Used by God
For the past two Sundays I have been doing something which is unusual for me-cheering for the Minnesota Vikings. With my beloved Packers not making the playoffs, I chose to show solidarity with my many Viking fan friends and root for the winners of the N.F.C. North. Like many of you, I … [Read more...] about It’s Only a Game
In an episode of the old Andy Griffith Television show, the Women's Historical Society discovers that a living descendant of a Revolutionary War hero is living right there in Mayberry. The news generates excitement and curiosity throughout the town as people make plans for recognizing the hero's … [Read more...] about It’s Good to Belong