Tag: God

  • Strengthened by Grace

    Strengthened by Grace

    “You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus” (2 Timothy 2:1 ESV) I came across this verse in my reading recently and spent some time considering what it means to be “strengthened by grace.” Most versions say this as “be strong in grace.” What does this mean? How could […]

  • Perception Versus Reality

    Perception Versus Reality

    The other day my son was telling me I was in a bad mood that morning. I assured him I was not as my oldest son agreed. No matter how much I tried to convince my youngest, he would not be persuaded. I had been grumpy. His perception, whether accurate or not, had become his […]

  • Missionary Kids

    Missionary Kids

    Plenty of emphasis is placed on the dangers raising children on the mission field brings. The thought of crime and disease sends shivers down the spine of a parent contemplating “the life overseas”. Choosing missions for your kids causes them miss out on grandparents and culture in our home countries. It becomes so easy to whether […]

  • What is the Meaning of Life?

    What is the Meaning of Life?

    What is the meaning of life? Why are we really here? These are questions making ask today. Solomon asked the same question in the book of Ecclesiastes. At first glance, we can be  easily caught up with words like “vanity”, “toil”, “meaningless”, and “chasing the wind” found in this writing. These are all depressing terms listed in Ecclesiastes. […]

  • God Does Not Need You To Protect Him

    God Does Not Need You To Protect Him

    When I teach on the grace of God, people are always concerned that God might not realize people like to work the system or find loopholes. They make statements like, “God won’t allow people to get away with sin” or “They will only be forgiven as they forgive.” I understand this. When we stare into […]