As a child, I romanticized the idea of being a “Christian hero.” I imagined the thrill of adventure and the satisfaction of changing the world – but I never envisioned the hardship, discomfort, pain, and spiritual attack that comes when you take a stand for righteousness.&nbs
When the famous missionary Mary Slessor was a young woman in Scotland, she was faced with a life-changing test of courage. Working in a dangerous inner-city area, she was preparing to teach a Bible study lesson to a group of children when a gang of trouble-making teenage boys surrounded her, j
Many years ago, I received a three-sentence letter from a young girl that gripped my soul and broke my heart. She wrote, “Dear Leslie, my mom is pressuring me to start dating and sleeping around. I’m only twelve. What should I do?”Another time a fourteen-year-old girl told me, “My mom has told me I should never get married because if I do, I’ll only
What comes to your mind when you hear the words, “sharing the Gospel”? Some may think of it as approaching someone with a checklist of “Yes or No” questions about Jesus and the Bible, and praying a prayer to “ask Jesus into your heart.” But it isn’t that simple. There is so much more to the Gospel than this!
I settled down in a small corner of the café with a steaming bowl of soup, ready for a quiet hour to journal after a busy day. Quickly I realized it wouldn’t be very quiet as a loud group of women began gathering near me. I tried shutting their conversation out but couldn’t help overhearing the dynamic conversation.
A college student named Amanda recently asked me, “How can I share about God’s Truth to all the lukewarm Christians in my life? I get so frustrated seeing their mediocrity and I just don’t know how to get through to them!”It’s a sentiment to which many of us can relate.