Have you thought recently about your purpose in life?

We live in an age of consumerism, constantly being bombarded with ways to make our lives “better”: more comfortable, more enjoyable, more exciting. At the same time, there is an underlying  pressure to succeed, to prove our worth, whether through the superficial measures of income and occupation, the social status in number of Facebook friends or followers, or even the moral/spiritual evidence that we are “making a difference” for Christ. But when we try to achieve, even in the name of serving God, we take the focus away from Him.

God didn’t make us to glorify ourselves. He made us to bring glory to His Name.

I am slowly learning more about what it means to live for God’s glory, and along the way encountering the gracious love of God in many ways. In the midst of my own failures I discover how His power is made perfect in our weakness (2nd Cor. 12). How exciting it is to discover His ability to use us when we surrender our lives and our wills back into His hands!! Will you join me in this journey?


Being a Single Servant, and Still Smiling

“We are praying you will get married.” I couldn’t help but inwardly chuckle at the sincere promise from my students, all married Nigerian pastors, at the end of my time teaching in their seminary. I wasn’t quite sure how that would match their second promise to pray for my return, next time to live there …

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Why Christians Shouldn’t Be the Refugees

I recently returned from visiting multiple countries in the Middle East, where I heard stories from individuals, visited refugee/IDP camps, and met with leaders of various ministries, NGOs, and camps in Northern Iraq. Churches and organizations in Lebanon and Jordan also find themselves overwhelmed with the needs of refugees from Syria and Iraq, but have …

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