Week of Prayer: Day 6 of 8

We often think of Mexican or Canadian missions. Maybe even the territories. But much of North American missions takes place in the 50 United States. Our cities have millions that need to hear the gospel. Let’s look at one city – Denver. Denver is not huge. A little over 700,000 reside in the county. But…

Week of Prayer: Day 5 of 8

Canada – our dear friends to the north. A land of great diversity and secularism. The need for the proclamation of the gospel is of paramount importance. Just off the door in St. Catharines is about 400,000 residents and tens of thousands of tourists. Into this world, we introduce e the Martins. Nearly 90% of…

Week of Prayer: Day 3 of 8

Puerto Rico – or “rich port.” Is a small island but it’s the run capital of the world. English is the official language. About 70% is Roman Catholic yet thousands need to hear the true gospel of Jesus. Into this culture, we introduce Itamar Elizalde. Economic crisis, devastating hurricanes, relentless earthquakes and, most recently, a…

The Picture Says So Much

Mountain tops. Waterfalls. Icy Trails. Colorful trees in the fall. Arches. Cliffs. Canyons. Crevices. Geysers. They all say adventure. They all speak volumes and tug at our outdoor heart. I have mine, and I am sure you have yours. But each weekend – millions gather around the world to partake of one of the greatest…

Do Not Settle for An Informed Mind …

Do not settle for an informed mind without an engaged heart Book of the Month – Prayer by Timothy Keller As mentioned last month, in 2022 I am challenging myself to read at least one book a month on the topic of prayer. And in a world gone mad right now (Ukraine, Inflation, Covid, etc.),…

Ukraine – How to Respond – With Help & Prayer

Being Southern Baptist means the world often misunderstands and even mocks you. But they do many things really well. One is their disaster relief ministry. They are some of the first to respond after tornadoes, hurricanes, tsunamis. They were responding on 9.11.01 immediately after … helping there in so many ways. They hang around too….

Books on Prayer – January

Get out of Social Media for a couple of minutes. Let me talk books. Paper, glue, ink, binding, cover art and so much more. Okay, maybe books for you are more digital – 1s and 0s that make an artistic splash on iBooks, Kindle, Libby, etc. Or maybe you are like my son, you want…

War, Huh, What is Good For?

War. Russia. Ukraine. NATO. China. War planes over Taiwan. Missiles over UAE. Intercontinental ballistic missiles from North Korea. European military buildups. WWIII. We read the headlines like these things are teasers from an upcoming movie. Like they are political shouting matches just to garner support for either your side or the other side … but…

A Song, An Episode, A Statement

Sometimes a song just hits you. You may have heard it multiple times and enjoyed it, but then … a moment, a setting, a circumstance makes the songs just delve into the depths of one’s soul. Monday, I shared about Not I, But Through Christ in Me (Read that here – only after you finish…

Call to Pray

Pray when you feel like it. Pray when you don’t feel like it. Pray ‘till you feel like it. – Stephen Olford So many things we could do in the 1440 minutes you have today. But little can be more important that prayer. Will you pray?