Be Merciful Even those who have never shown mercy can learn to do this... A major historical figure learned it the hard way--and learned it so very well, that his reputation as someone merciful goes before him.
When A Small Thing Becomes Large A small charting error at the beginning of a trip can become a major redirect in the wrong direction! The same is true in the life of faith. God would have us check the charts to make sure we are on course.
Those Who Sow In Tears Sometimes we labor long and hard and see no results. Yet when we are convinced that God is in it, we need to persevere. The reward for our labor comes in time.
It is always possible to give thanks Paul the Apostle suffered--more than most... Yet, even when things were terrifically awful, he would give thanks to God for whatever he could. That is a defining mark of living the gospel.
We Become What we Admire We become what we worship. This is why we need to worship--and the character of that God enters into our lives.
God births something new When something lovely gets destroyed, God can take even the things that are devastated, and ruined, and cause something magnificent to grow out of yesterday's loss. Ask God, and He will do this.
Decide! Not deciding leads us to doing nothing. It is always God's way to be clear, focused and decided, especially when it comes to choosing to serve the gospel. There is nothing more frustrating that a double-minded anything. So Decide!
God Answers Prayer This event took place in recorded history. When a plague of locusts threatened the state of Minnesota, the governor issued and edict--and, in those days, people listened... Enjoy.
Exactly, magnificently, completely and perfectly correct. God is able to communicate with people, and to do so in a completely exact way. This is the first time that I actually heard God and got it right! And it makes the small hairs on the back of my neck rise every time I tell it.