PRAY 31: Week 1

Beginning Monday and all throughout the month of October, Christian Endeavor International is calling on Christians in America to pray for our nation (all 50 states and our five territories) with their movement PRAY31. My church is participating, using the prepared Daily Prayer Plan as a guide to pray for America in unison with other believers. … Continue reading PRAY 31: Week 1

Martyr Monday: Marathon

Most of us in America are anticipating big things to be happening in November. No matter what party line you follow, you are probably gearing up for the election. And no matter which way it goes, it will mean changes for our country, for better or worse. However, another big day is happening in November, … Continue reading Martyr Monday: Marathon

Spiritual Donuts

So, a few days ago, I posted about inviting people to church and using donuts as enticement, and in that I promised a follow-up; so here it is. I like donuts and being able to quickly grab one before service in the middle of my oft-busy Sunday mornings. I like that we can all get … Continue reading Spiritual Donuts

Worship Wednesday: How Deep the Father’s Love for Us by Selah

So, I can’t believe I haven’t used this one already. It’s one of my favorite hymns (which may be an oxymoron, because they’re all so good!). It’s just a perfect depiction of the Cross, of God’s love, of our relationship to Him–past and present–and of the beauty of our new life with Him. How deep … Continue reading Worship Wednesday: How Deep the Father’s Love for Us by Selah

Martyr Mondays: Phum and Family

In addition to receiving email updates and monthly newsletters from Voice of the Martyrs and International Christian Concern, I also recently started following VOM’s podcast which provides updates on various persecuted Christians around the world and sermons from pastors who are actively involved in serving the persecuted Church. Saturday, I listened to one detailing the … Continue reading Martyr Mondays: Phum and Family

Martyr Monday: 9/17/12

Minor Released on Bail, Trial Awaits (Below text taken from Be-A-Voice website.)   A young, mentally challenged girl accused of blasphemy, Rimsha Masih, was released on bail after a court hearing in Islamabad on Sept. 7. Two individuals posted bond of 500,000 rupees (over $5,000 USD) for Rimsha, promising that she would appear in court … Continue reading Martyr Monday: 9/17/12

Martyr Monday: 9/10/12

This week I want to share some good news. In October of 2009, a pastor in Iran named Youcef Nadarkhani was arrested for “protesting a government policy that required children, including his 8- and 9-year-old sons, to study the Quran in school,” (be-a-voice.net). Pastor Youcef was sentenced to death and the appeals were denied. His … Continue reading Martyr Monday: 9/10/12