How Do We Draw Close to God?

Stepping gingerly on slick mud sparsely covered by fallen leaves in the jungle, I drew near to a Mayan Temple named Chacchoben. Listening to the bilingual guide explain how Mayans built temples to draw near to God, I thought how often we do the same.  We work tirelessly to create a ministry or home toContinue reading “How Do We Draw Close to God?”

Christ is the Way, the Truth, and the Life

I am the way, the truth, and the life Filled with wisdom, and the grace of God. The Christ, the Son of the Blessed One I am the Bread of Life, Whoever comes to me will never hunger, And whoever believes in me will never thirst.   I’m from The Holy Spirit, and the powerContinue reading “Christ is the Way, the Truth, and the Life”

Why Do We Celebrate the Birth of Jesus?

My whole life I’ve carefully protected a secret I’m not willing to share with most people.  There are only a few trusted friends who I’ve shared my secret with. Most of my friends don’t believe it. They all think I’m crazy. But tonight I will share it with my most trusted friend. For a year,Continue reading “Why Do We Celebrate the Birth of Jesus?”

How to Answer Who is Jesus?

As we gather with families, friends, and co-workers for holiday parties, our conversation can settle on recipes for the chocolate cake with cinnamon buttercream frosting. Topics land on gifts we have bought and often drift to the gifts we hope to find under the tree on Christmas morning. Although Jesus is the reason for theContinue reading “How to Answer Who is Jesus?”

7 Tips to Overcome Fear of Sharing Christ

Go into all the world and preach the good news to everyone (Mark 16:15) rings loudly in my conscious.  But really Lord, even the grumpy Wal-Mart clerk? Does the Lord feel pain when I don’t pay attention to His teaching? Does he remember the crucifixion, when I doubt whether the person will listen? I meanContinue reading “7 Tips to Overcome Fear of Sharing Christ”

Nine Reasons I Didn’t Share My Faith

When the Lord first used a broken fountain in Detroit to stir my heart to share my faith, fear paralyzed me for a season. But the hope of Christ burning within me overcome my fear.  However, other fears quickly replaced the first and for a while halted my willingness to share my faith. If youContinue reading “Nine Reasons I Didn’t Share My Faith”

Are you Sharing Your Story?

On the Fourth of July I strolled along the beautiful blue Detroit River in Motor City, Michigan.  Although it was a national holiday, people enjoying the unusually cool afternoon were scarce along the scenic river walk.  Hart Plaza stood eerily vacant except for two skateboarders posing for a photograph.   As my friends admired sculpturesContinue reading “Are you Sharing Your Story?”

Hesitant To Share?

On the Fourth of July I strolled along the beautiful blue Detroit River in Motor City, Michigan.  Although it was a national holiday, people enjoying the unusually cool afternoon were scarce along the scenic river walk.  Hart Plaza stood eerily vacant except for two skateboarders posing for a photograph.   As my friends admired sculpturesContinue reading “Hesitant To Share?”

Considering A Mission Trip?

Once attending church turned into a healthy habit instead of “if I woke up on time.”  I soon bumped into a husband and wife missionary team.   Inadvertently I plopped into an empty seat at their lunch table.  As they shared intriguing stories about their travels, the unfamiliar culture and strange foods caught my attention. WhileContinue reading “Considering A Mission Trip?”