How To Approach 2018

It seems everybody has something to say about the new year. Everywhere I turn Christian writers are giving us their view of forgetting the old and moving into the new — setting goals, prophetic outlooks, and putting behind us our failures and disappointments of the past. These are all important...Read more …

The Flow of God

In my upcoming book, “Imitate Paul,” I draw from Paul’s life five keys that enabled him to be the great apostle, missionary, and church planter of the New Testament.  One of those five keys comes from one verse, 2 Corinthians 4:16.  This verse is a window into Paul’s secret life...Read more …

Leave or Remain?

“Leave or Remain?”  That is the question for British voters Thursday.  This is quite an amazing thing — to be allowed to vote over such an important matter.  I watched in full the BBC debate last night in order to be an informed voter.  The debate was one of the...Read more …

US Elections — Sowing &Reaping

Even my readers abroad will know that the US presidential elections are in full swing with the Iowa primaries. There are many sub-plots but the main one is the candidacy of Donald Trump for the Republican nomination.  He has been and currently is leading by substantial margins in all polls...Read more …

Remember The Poor

In Galatians 2:9 Paul says, They desired only that we should remember the poor, the very thing which I also was eager to do. Are you remembering the poor? Living in Mexico these past three years has introduced a challenging and radical aspect to our lives.  We are living here...Read more …
Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

I want to wish all my readers a very Merry Christmas.  May your Christmas and New Year be filled with love, joy, peace and hope. If for any reason this year, your holiday season is especially challenging, may the God of all comfort pour out his grace to you. Two...Read more …

Don’t Be Shaken

I am writing this in the immediate aftermath of a massive killing not too far from us.  In San Bernadino California, two terrorists have killed 14 and injured 17 or more.  As the investigation is moving quickly we know that a husband and wife team, devout Muslims, committed these cold...Read more …

Stress, Anxiety, Worry, Fear

Following the three previous blogs with personal testimonies from Pastor Claude and Hudson Taylor, I have a few more thoughts about this subject. Whichever of these four words you pick — stress, anxiety, worry, and fear — everyone one of us can identify.  They are common to man.  Even Jesus...Read more …
An Overcomer

An Overcomer

Recently Lance Lambert passed away.  He was a man of God and a great bible teacher.  He was widely known in some circles, yet unknown by much of the Christian world. We  met Lance when we took our first tour of Israel with Prayer for Israel (PFI) in 1988.  Lance...Read more …

Short Break

I will be taking a short break from writing this blog.  We are off on a short vacation to see our son and his family.  I will pick up in 2-3 weeks continuing our teaching. To all my readers I want to recommend very highly something you might consider reading...Read more …