Ministry Starts in the Home

What you accomplish for God beyond your home will typically never be greater than what you practice with God within your home. . . . Family ministry that never reaches beyond our households is like a regimen of spring training that never results in a real baseball game. [1] [1] Jones, Timothy Paul. Family Ministry Field…

Spiritual Friendship by Wesley Hill

Here’s a larger portion of the quote. A friend of Hill’s wrote him the following: “What I cannot imagine, what causes me to wince in terror, is the thought of being celibate in my 40s, 50s, 60s, and beyond. Perhaps I lack your strength or contentment for celibacy. Perhaps I have not experienced the relational…

A Social Media Vacation

For some time, I have found social media, specifically Facebook, exhausting. I don’t recall the last time I got off of social media and thought to myself, “Wow, that was encouraging!” I do however recall nearly every time, needing Linda to pull me from the dark hole from which I had fallen. Dazed and discouraged,…

Isolation is Spiritually Destructive

“Sin demands to have a man by himself. It withdraws him from the community. The more isolated a person is, the more destructive will be the power of sin over him. Sin wants to remain unknown . . . [But] the sin must be brought into the light. The unexpressed must be openly spoken and…