My dear husband is doing a half-marathon to give children a clean water source.
Many have to walk a mile or more to a water source that they share with animals. It’s more than just clean water to drink.
Due to the amount of time they have to spend, gathering water every day, clean water means that they can go to school. It means that they are less likely to be human trafficked or raped on their way to their water source.
Would you be willing to help? If so, click on the link below.
I was watching a sermon this morning on Romans chapter 3 – one of my favorite books of the Bible – by a pastor I had never heard of before.
I was impressed by the way he could take concepts that we new Christians in the 21st century have difficulty understanding, and explaining not only what they are but why we have difficulty understanding them. He also without apology explains what the church is doing wrong in it’s explanation of the Gospel.
Paul Washer became a believer while studying at the University of Texas. After graduating, he moved to Peru and served there as a missionary for ten years, during which time he founded the HeartCry Missionary Society in order to support Peruvian church planters. HeartCry’s work now supports indigenous missionaries throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Eurasia, North America, and Latin America.
Paul now serves as one of the laborers with the HeartCry Missionary Society. He and his wife Charo have four children: Ian, Evan, Rowan, and Bronwyn
Here is the Roman 3 Video I watched this morning. I pray that it blesses you the way it has me.
I was watching a sermon from John MacArthur today which I felt I needed to share. Pastor MacArthur does a phenomenal job sticking with Scripture when describing what Spiritual Warfare is, what it isn’t, and how to test the spirits. He speaks of who is responsible for doing it and why we do it.
He explains in great detail who the Holy Spirit is, and how He works in our lives. And he warns of the wolves in sheep’s clothing today, inside our church.
Today, I will admit it. I am in pain, lots and lots of pain. This isn’t unusual or unexpected. Too much or too little activity, weather change, etc. It is a part of my life. But…..
It isn’t me. It is not my identity. It is not who I am. It is just one thing in my life.
In this world we are going to problems, sufferings, losses. God does not keep us from these. Paul writes in Romans what we are to do in the midst of these:
we also rejoice in our afflictions, because we know that affliction produces endurance, endurance produces proven character, and proven character produces hope. This hope will not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us. Romans 5:3-5
Jesus promises us this:
“I have told you these things so that in me you may have peace. You will have suffering in this world. Be courageous! I have conquered the world.” — John 16:33 CSB
We can have peace, because of Jesus, not because of our situations, or our comfort. We are going to suffer, it’s a promise from our King. But how we manage that suffering, what we do with ourselves during that time of difficulty in our lives actually will grow us in Christ