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”

The Mangled Earrings of Joni Eareckson Tada

A great lesson from Joni Eareckson Tada, I once admired the earrings my friend, Ann, was wearing – they were square, smooth, flat, and made of gold. When I remarked how beautiful they were, she replied, “They’re yours!” Ann then proceeded to take them off and put them on my ears! Humbled by her gift,Continue reading “The Mangled Earrings of Joni Eareckson Tada”

What’s the Role of God’s Word in the Fight Against Depression?

SPIRITUAL BROMIDE OR FUEL FOR THE SOUL? Years ago, in a public venue, I extolled the value of wielding God’s Word as a weapon against depression. Before I finished my comments, a listener blurted out, “That’s oversimplification of a complex condition! You think you can cure depression by flinging a Bible verse at it? That’sContinue reading “What’s the Role of God’s Word in the Fight Against Depression?”

The Joyful Necessity of Dying Daily

“We know that our old sinful selves were crucified with Christ so that sin might lose its power in our lives. We are no longer slaves to sin.” Romans 6:6, NLT “There are two things which the Church needs: more death and more life— more death in order to live; more life in order toContinue reading “The Joyful Necessity of Dying Daily”