So the other day, Jamie was preparing to go and speak at a church. In one of his illustrations, he talks about M & M’s and throws a few packs into the crowd. (Doesn’t that make you want to invite him to your church?) Anyway, for a day or two before he was scheduled to preach, the M & M’s he was using, as an illustration, were sitting on our dining room table. Every time I walked past, they made me crazy. Suddenly, I had an intense craving for M & M’s. I needed M & M’s.
A few weeks ago, while I was praying for some of our family and friends to come to know Jesus as their Savior, I found myself repeating the same phrase over and over again. I kept praying, "Help them to stop believing the lies their religions or churches are teaching and help them come to the truth." I was genuinely sad because, in each situation, the people I was praying for were good people. They attended church regularly. They gave. They served. Yet, because their church
So here’s the story: It was mid-May, and we were wrapping up Mantour season. As usual, knowing our schedule during Mantour season would be crazy, I stocked up on all the meats and groceries we’d need to get through Mantours, filled our oil tank, and did everything I could so nothing fell through the cracks while we were on the road. We were set! From that point on, whenever something came up, I’d say, “I’ll get to it when Mantours are over.” Well, it was May, and time for
I genuinely believe that the most significant challenge facing Christians today is a lack of Biblical knowledge. Too many believers are falling into sin, believing the culture's deceptions, and falling for lies because they do not know what the Bible says or how to apply it to their lives. The answer to this problem is simple: We must read the Bible! Yet, it seems like many Christians experience a struggle between knowing that they should read the Bible and actually reading
June is always a month of transition for me. At the end of April or the beginning of May, we wrap up the Mantour Conferences. Then, most of May is spent cleaning up the Mantour Conferences, wrapping things up from an office point of view, and planning and attending our annual 4One Ministries board meeting. When we finally get to June, I'm usually pretty tired. I also spend a lot of time in June asking God what direction He wants to take the women's portion of the ministr