Spring Cleaning

Written by: Chuck Pawlus Retired Contracting Officer Bible Study Leader Ephesians 4:31 (NIV) Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Growing up in Michigan, I always looked forward to spring.  Winter, and its bleak cold covering, were transitioning into warmer weather with trees blooming.  Everything […]

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Our Source of Strength

Written by: Bryce Blackford Lay Elder at Local Church Missionary to North America and Western Europe 1 Samuel 30:6 (ESV) …But David strengthened himself in the Lord his God. This verse is such a powerful reminder of the source of our strength.  In fact, as you read through 1 Samuel 30, the context for David […]

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His Will and Not My Own

Written by: Chase Borns College Student Missionary to Memphis, TN In January of 2015, when I was 15 years old, I felt like God was calling me to serve on a mission trip in Memphis, TN.  Leading up to the trip, there were many times when I doubted if I should go.  I would always […]

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The Willingness to Receive

Written By: Elise Lowe Social Work Missionary Experience in Africa and South Asia Philippians 4:19-20 (ESV) And my God will supply every need of yours according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.  To our God and Father be glory forever and ever.  Amen. I had recently returned home from a trip and was a bit delirious with […]

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Agape Grace

Written by: Leah Minerve College Student Founder, Focused & Motivated Podcast Ephesians 2:8 (NLT) The Apostle Paul stated, “God saved you by His grace when you believed.  And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God.” Grace is undeserved, unmerited, unearned favor by God.  This walk with the Lord is in […]

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Entertaining Angels

Written by: Rev. Frank Shelton Evangelist Founder, Frank Shelton Global Hebrews 13:2 (KJV) Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. In November 2018, I was waiting to board an American Airlines flight from Charlotte, NC to Washington, D.C.  After a five-day staff meeting at the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, […]

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Putting on Christ

Written by: Nathan Bell Teacher Missionary to the UK and Western Europe Ephesians 6:13 (ESV) Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Ephesians chapter six has always been a favorite of mine.  The imagery of putting on armor […]

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Newness of Life

Written by: Tom Krenzke Statistician Missionary to South Asia Romans 6:4 (ESV) We were buried therefore with Him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life. Our Lord, by His great intelligence, created the universe and our […]

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A Transformative Moment

Written by: Liz Dietz Economist World-Wide Missions Child Sponsor Jeremiah 29:11 (NRSV) For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope. How often do we set out with a plan, and things don’t go the way […]

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Obedience

Written by: Jennifer Conde Children’s Director/Prayer Ministry Leader Missionary to Central America Matthew 25:40 (NKJV) And the King will answer and say to them, “Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.” How do we demonstrate our obedience to God? […]

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