I am amazed by Jesus, especially when I look at Him and identify all the barriers and bridges He crossed for the sake of love. I marvel at His unceasing pursuit of mankind and it fills me with wonder. All the things He sacrificed, even His own self. I worship and adore such a God, […]
Imagine a basketball team that travels up and down the court. They really get along well with each other, but they never throw the ball into the hoop. They seem to think that all that really matters is that they get along well and enjoy each other. In fact, they say, “People will know us […]
Consistently placing God in the center of our lives can suddenly provide perspective. If you actively seek it, there is something to be found. Perspective is not just for the present—it can be applied in our future and past as well.
People don’t know what they don’t know. I have seen this to be true over and over again in training and sending missionaries. Just recently I did a training for a church in Taiwan that received a lot of Americans who come there as missionaries. As I began to teach them the basics of cross-cultural communication, the Taiwanese said, “So that’s why the Americans drive us crazy!
My 17-year-old son likes to wear a T-shirt that reads “everyday hero.” Many people aspire to be leaders, and we usually aspire to be the kind of leader exemplified by their heroes. As a missions executive, my hero is Betsy Stockton, the first single Protestant female missionary from America. She was an African American born a slave, who aspired to be a missionary at a time when it was socially impossible. Finally in 1823, the American Board agreed to send her to Maui if she went as a domestic helper.