July 22: “On Suffering and Following Jesus”

6 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Judges 5Acts 9Jeremiah 18Mark 4 Today’s Bible Verse(s): Acts 9:15–16 (CSB): “But the Lord said to him, ‘Go, for this man is my chosen instrument to take my name to Gentiles, kings, and Israelites. I will show him how much he must suffer for my name.’” […]

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Embracing Pain

I don’t know about you but I’m allergic to pain. I don’t like it! If I can avoid it, I will. And I suspect that you feel the same way. Sure, there are people who like pain but psychiatrists have special names and categories for people like that. Well, with our extreme dislike for pain, […]

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Why bad things happen to ‘good’ people

An issue that humanity has struggled with probably since the beginning of time is: “Why do bad things happen to good people?” Many well intentioned Christians ask this question without realizing that the Bible says: “None is righteous, no, not one;” (Romans 3:10). In fact, Jesus said that “no one is good except God alone” (Mark […]

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Book Review: "The Hiding Place" by Corrie ten Boom

I recently read “The Hiding Place” again and enjoyed it even more than the first time. This is an incredible book that recounts one Christian family’s faith that stands as an inspiration to all who take the time to observe. Corrie ten Boom begins the book by familiarizing the reader with what life was like at […]

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Book Review: "Tortured for Christ" by Richard Wurmbrand

This is an incredible, sobering book! It is so easy for us who enjoy the freedom of the West to forget that many of our brothers and sisters in Christ are presently experiencing persecution for their faith. We read of Jesus’ words in John 15:20, “Remember the word I spoke to you: ‘A slave is […]

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Book Review: "90 Days of God’s Goodness" by Randy Alcorn

I obtained my free copy of “90 Days of God’s Goodness” from Multnomah for review. I handpicked this book because of my love for Randy Alcorn’s writings and I was not disappointed. Let me outline why this book should be read by every Christian. First, for anyone who has experienced, is experiencing or will experience […]

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