I am not against Black Friday, in theory. I think we should all be good stewards of our money, and bargain shopping is a good way to go. What I struggle with is the fact that stuff– toys, clothes, latest technology, gourmet this n' that– consumes too readily as it shoves basic priorities like contentedness, kindness, and character out of the way. Worse, it robs miracles. I'm … [Read more...] about Consumerism Consumes Us – Why We Hardly See Miracles in America
Churches filled that day without a call to prayer. The masses simply showed up. Crying. Scared. Confused. "God help us!" "God we're scared!" "God, what will tomorrow hold?" Hearts in America impacted with shock and fear at each replay of an airplane impacting a tower. Or the pentagon. Or the peaceful field in PA. Then America prayed. Heads shook and jaws dropped in … [Read more...] about I remember. The day America prayed.
If we cannot be in the battle ourselves let us not seek to discourage others. D.L. Moody Not a few times have missionaries like us heard, “We’re praying you home.” And we kindly and lovingly respond, “Don’t pray us home.” We understand your concerns, your fears. With news of earthquakes, cartel activity, violent protests, and sickness or disease outbreaks, your reaction is … [Read more...] about Don’t Pray Us Home
Today's "Wednesday What My Friends Write" guest post is by missionary colleague and author Jason Frenn: Recently, I spoke at a missions convention. Immediately afterward, a woman in her late ’40s came to my table in the foyer. The first question out of her mouth echoed what many people have asked me over the years, “Why don’t we see the miraculous things in North America that … [Read more...] about Why We Hardly See Miracles in America
Recently, I've asked God to prompt others to pray for us. Certain requests aren't able to be put into words. That's when I remembered. Years ago while in the US itinerating to return to Mexico for another term, our paths crossed with several highly important people. Not too many achieve their distinction in life. They serve as ambassadors of both the most revered … [Read more...] about The Few, The Faithful, The Intercessors