THIRST, day 34

Scripture: All a man’s ways seem innocent to him, but motives are weighed by the LORD. (Proverbs 16:2) Prayer: Lord, help me to understand the things I do and why I do them. Create in me a pure heart. Reflection: The test of every action is the motive from which it springs. We are not called to simply do the …

THIRST, day 33

Scripture: Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law. (Romans 13:8) Prayer: Dear God, help me to love others as a reflection of the love you have shown me. Out of the overflow of your work in my heart, I want to serve others in love. Reflection: …

Why we become ashamed of the gospel

“… for I am not ashamed of the gospel …” (Romans 1:17) What might move a follower of Jesus into a Peter who denies his savior? The gospel calls us to be DIFFERENT, and in our world, no one likes to stand out from the pack. Just look at rebellious youths, even they all look alike (just don’t tell them …

another tale of a hurting youth worker

I recently met with a hurting youth worker. While the situation was a little unusual, the result was common: conflict. After reflecting on our conversation, I articulated the following lessons in my journal so I don’t forget them the next I need to restore a relationship.