When Motives Are Weighed

When Motives Are Weighed

As he taught, Jesus said, “Watch out for the teachers of the law. They like to walk around in flowing robes and be greeted with respect in the marketplaces, and have the most important seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at banquets. They devour widows’...
Longing for the Kingdom

Longing for the Kingdom

And he said to them, “Truly I tell you, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see that the kingdom of God has come with power.” Mark 9:1 This verse makes me wonder at the level of longing we have for the Kingdom of God. Do we want to...
Mementos

Mementos

I remember watching a performance at the theater and liking it so much that I kept the ticket and glued it inside my notebook. The ticket itself wasn’t worth much, just torn yellow paper. Yet, I kept it because it meant something to me – a remembrance of a play worth...
Two or Three Witnesses

Two or Three Witnesses

In the Book of Mark, one can find an opening where everything focuses on Jesus Christ: “The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.” (Mark 1:1) These words set the stage for everything written in the book. The Book of Mark may be the shortest among...
The Heart of Homeschooling

The Heart of Homeschooling

By Mindy Pierce “What curriculum should I use?” “How do I teach reading?” “What about socialization?” When I first started homeschooling, my daughters were in third and first grade. I worried about everything, from choosing curriculum to the daily schedule to finding...
Home School Mom and Kids Impacted

Home School Mom and Kids Impacted

By Pam Sullivan As a homeschooling mom who also experienced daily health challenges, I often found myself feeling lonely and far from God. Although I attended church every week, I found it difficult to attend a weekly Bible study due to the hectic homeschooling...
Dreaming

Dreaming

How big are our dreams? And do we still dream? I remember a seminar where the facilitator asked us to list down our dreams. There were around ten lines on the manual for ten dreams to list. After reaching number seven, I struggled. I was having a hard time reaching...
In His Hands

In His Hands

When Jesus died, He broke the curse of sin and death’s eternal hold. Despite this, there are some Christians who are irrationally afraid of death. Death is inevitable– sickness comes, we die; old age comes, we die; an accident comes, we die.  Death happens, but...
Worthy of Our Praise

Worthy of Our Praise

It is good to praise the Lord and make music to your name, O Most High, proclaiming your love in the morning and your faithfulness at night, to the music of the ten-stringed lyre and the melody of the harp. For you make me glad by your deeds, Lord; I sing for joy at...