“Or suppose a woman has ten silver coins and loses one. Does she not light a lamp, sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it? And when she finds it, she calls her friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost coin.’” –Luke 15:8-9 I love to write … Continue reading My Lost Coin
Below is today’s devotional by Joni Eareckson Tada, a quadriplegic who ministers to people with disabilities. Her devotional book, titled the same as this post, is available by daily email through Christianity.com. I highly recommend it to you in whatever form you can get it. Her perspective on life and perception of the spiritual realm … Continue reading Pearls of Great Price
You’re in love. You make love. You get pregnant. Oh yeah, and you’ve got a pep rally in the gym tomorrow. So what do you do next? If you decide to raise the kid, you’re now officially a mom, but unfortunately, there’s no fifth-period elective on rearing children. If you’re feeling overwhelmed right now, you’re … Continue reading How to Raise a Kid When You are One
Here comes the first of what I hope will be a long list of kept promises. A while back I said that Fasting Fridays were going to become a series, not just while I’m Daniel-ing with my church at the beginning of the year. After some thought, prayer and reading the Wurmbrands’ accounts of prison … Continue reading Fasting Friday: Remembering Those in Bonds
So this is a day late, but I figure it’s better than no post at all. I know that I’ve been so lazy in my blogging lately, and I apologize to any of you who have had the grace to keep reading me through all my sporadic-ness the last four months. But, since I know … Continue reading Worship Wednesday: Reblog
In February I attended my first ever Voice of the Martyrs Conference. It was a great experience that I can’t wait to repeat. In fact, I hope one day I can be a part of their organization and help persecuted Christians firsthand. At the conference, I purchased several of their books by Richard Wurmbrand, the … Continue reading Martyr Monday: Wurmbrand’s Prison Poem
Yesterday I was reading an Open Doors report about a man in Eritrea who was imprisoned for praying and reading his Bible. While in the military prison, he was diagnosed with leukemia and denied treatment unless he recanted his faith in writing. He refused and died six months later. His name was Belay Gebrezgi Tekabo. Now … Continue reading Worship Wednesday: God Moves in a Mysterious Way by Jeremy Riddle
The answer, it would seem, is no, at least in the world of digital information. Before creating Facebook, Mark Zuckerburg hacked through Harvard’s security system to set up a prank website. Ten years later, it’s not just Ivy League schools that are in danger. Even big-league telecommunications companies like Norway’s Telenor are being hit. Fifty-three … Continue reading Is Anything Sacred? Is Anything Safe?