Being an author was never one of my aspirations, but during my journey from bitterness to joy in Christ, I was compelled to write about it. I published Bitter Truth: My Story of Bitterness, Grace and Repentance in 2014 and have been blogging and speaking about it ever since. My earnest desire is that others would also break free if they are entangled by sin or not living in the fullness of joy that’s possible in Jesus.
Our denomination’s founder, Dr. A.B. Simpson, was the speaker at a summer camp in the early 1900’s. One day during lunch, a young waiter spilled hot soup on him. The young man was horrified by his clumsiness and apologized profusely, but Dr. Simpson responded with grace and humor. The waiter was profoundly affected that week. He was influenced both by Dr. Simpson’s preaching of the gospel and impressed with his kindness in response to the soup mishap. That young waiter
Have you ever felt paralyzed by indecision? When there are choices before you, how do you know what God’s will is? I find it hard to know what’s best, especially when the choices are all good things. Knowing God’s will in any uncertain situation seems elusive and confusing. But I read something recently that made me think:
“One reason God usually doesn’t give us specific guidance in our perplexing decisions is that He places a
Today is Valentine’s Day and if you have a significant other, you may have some expectations of romance or hopes for what will happen on this day. You may expect a sweet card, some candy, or even a romantic proposal of marriage. But what if it doesn’t happen as you hope? Our expectations are usually a bad thing. At least they are when we project them onto others. I assume or wish that someone will