People have been living and dying for Christ for over 2000 years and history is full of wonderful examples of men and women who followed Christ faithfully. We can learn a lot from studying their lives. Yet, there is something truly compelling about those who suffer for Him and pay the ultimate price for their faith.
When I read the historical record of what some of these ancient brothers and sisters went through, it challenges me deeply. I often wonder how I would respond in such situations. I guess we won’t ever know unless and until we find ourselves in the same place. The one thing I can say with certainty is Read the rest of this entry
Thanksgiving has arrived! If you are like me, you are busy getting ready for the big day. There will be lots of food, visiting family and friends, football, pie and shopping on Friday (I need a new laptop!). With all these activities, it is easy to forget that the whole purpose of the day is to give thanks to God for all he has done in our lives. As Americans, we have a lot to be thankful even in these hard economic times. Those of us who are followers of Jesus Christ have the ultimate reason to be thankful. Not just on Thanksgiving day, but every second of every day… Read the rest of this entry