Frailty Doesn’t Disqualify Us

by Terry Powell, “God keeps a person usable by keeping him weak.” – Ron Dunn An incident in Jack Murray’s life showed that weakness is not a hindrance to usefulness in God’s kingdom. His son, George, told this story in chapel while he served as President of Columbia International University. Jack, a traveling evangelist decadesContinue reading “Frailty Doesn’t Disqualify Us”

A Benefit of Depression

Thanking God For Pain by Terry Powell, Even when emotional pain is not the direct result of sin, it pays dividends in the war against sin. When I’m extremely depressed and prone to fits of weeping, my heart is obviously softer than usual. And it’s during such times that the Holy Spirit often convicts meContinue reading “A Benefit of Depression”

Preaching (and Listening) to Yourself

By Terry Powell, Have you ever “preached to yourself?” I’m referring to the act of fighting negative and unbiblical thought patterns with the Word of God. It’s also called “biblical self-talk,” reminding yourself of truth that counteracts Satan’s lies. In Future Grace, John Piper illustrates how the Psalmist battled despondency by preaching to himself: InContinue reading “Preaching (and Listening) to Yourself”

A Dangerous Prayer That Was Answered

A Special Christmas Memory Scene 1 October, 1978. A shopping center parking lot in Indianapolis, before stores opened. The place I chose for an extended quiet time with the Lord. Having recently resigned an associate church staff position, God’s Spirit convicted me of pride, and the need for a more others-centered ministry in my nextContinue reading “A Dangerous Prayer That Was Answered”