Tuesdays in II Timothy 1:8-11

Tuesdays in II Timothy 1:8-11

Introduction Does the gospel embarrass you? This Tuesday with Timothy exhorts us to throw off embarrassment and embrace suffering for the gospel. After his fourth missionary journey and during his second imprisonment, Paul writes to encourage Timothy to not be ashamed...
Surprising Kids with Grace

Surprising Kids with Grace

I grew up in a very conservative, typical Asian home where strict discipline was enforced and my needs were provided with a few wants or gifts. Our Christmas gifts consisted of tangerine oranges, nude pantyhose, a belt holder and a science book. Though I am extremely...

A Prayer to Pursue a Life of Obedience

“When you obey my commandments, you remain in my love, just as I obey my Father’s commandments and remain in his love. I have told you these things so that you will be filled with my joy. Yes, your joy will overflow! This is my commandment: Love each other in the same...
Will I lose business?

Will I lose business?

Erika’s Story: Around 2010 Robb and I had lived through this faith-increasing year where God was very obviously blessing us and doing things in us. This was no “dark night of the soul.”  Indeed, it was a ‘mountain top’ kind of year.  This is why it was hard to...
Finding My Security

Finding My Security

Joye’s Story: My husband, Don, and I met and married in San Diego, CA in 1971. After our wedding, we moved to his small hometown of Borger in the Texas Panhandle so that he could join his Dad in the road construction business. We lived lifestyles that reflected the...