Did you think writing a cheque was enough?

A few years ago, I visited Cuba with a group of Christians from our area. I’m not much of a traveler, but God knew that this trip was necessary for me. Prior to this trip, when I thought of missions, I generally related it to fund raising, building projects and special people who gave up […]

A loving argument

In Charles Schultz’s famous cartoon Peanuts, Linus says, “Mankind I love, it’s people I can’t stand.” Never has this sentiment so clearly been displayed than in Christian circles, where we talk an awful lot about unconditional (agape) love. Yep, we talk about love. But living it? That takes some practice. And after more than 25 [...]

Should we pray for patience?

There's a common Christian axiom: “Never pray for patience.” I confess I took that advice to heart for a lot of my Christian walk. There were certain things I wanted from God, and other things that I wanted to stay away from. I had plans for my life, and I wanted God to get on [...]

Prayer is a bar fight

When Jesus says: “Greater things will you do, than you have seen me do,” I drum up a mental picture of believers walking around making sick people well, poor people rich and sad people happy all with the simple prayer of faith. That perspective is perpetuated by reading the amazing exploits of the apostolic church [...]

The paint of sin

A few years ago, I was painting my daughter’s bedroom. Since my sister asked me to paint scenes with cows and chickens and things in my nephew’s room, I could hardly refuse my own kids when they came onto the scene.

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