Mike Petersen shares some practical applications of the two parts of forgiveness he introduced last month. Here’s a quick overview of what you’ll hear in Episode 9: Update: Doubling the production rate of content for Edify Hub in 2015. Also – I’m seeking your feedback and ideas. Encouragement: Part two of a two-part conversation with […]
Mike Petersen shares the usefulness he found in a doctors degree in Old Testament interpretation while he serves as a missionary in Poland. He also shares what he learned about forgiveness after facing destructive false accusations in his ministry. Here’s a quick overview of what you’ll hear in Episode 8: Update: Goal-setting for Edify Hub […]
Pastor Shawn Kook shares how God overcame uncertainty in his life to reveal a clear call out of business and finance into ministry. This is part two of a two-part conversation with Shawn. Here’s a quick overview of what you’ll hear in Episode 7: Update: Progress on website builder for missionaries, and more focused goals for Edify Hub. […]
In this episode of the Lift Up podcast, missionary Joe Consford, host of the Missionary on Fire podcast (among others), shares how God protected him during a kidnapping, and used that experience to open doors of ministry later. Here’s a quick overview of what you’ll hear in Episode 5: Update: November 24 is the deadline to apply for a free website […]
“I don’t know why I keep crying!” I said to Steve as I put my head against his chest and he wrapped his arms around me. Something unimaginable had happened, and I was really struggling. For the first day, I was either in tears or near tears all day. Every time I was alone in […]
In this episode of the Lift Up Podcast, hear the conclusion of my conversation with Timothy Seidu, a national pastor in Ghana. Update: New Edify Hub content, plus steps toward offering free websites for missionaries in the fall. Encouragement: The conclusion of my conversation with Timothy Seidu. He talks about the death of his wife Janet while he was preparing his dissertation, […]
Just a few months ago, my mom informed me that my grandma’s Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS) was rapidly advancing, and Mom didn’t think Grandma would be with us much longer. Because I had seen how greatly the ALS was affecting Grandma just a few months before at Christmas, I knew that that phone call would […]
Nobody writes about tear-stained keyboards. It just sounds silly. Unlike those ancient authors who wept over literal ink on paper, the blurry letters before me will clear up when my eyes dry.
Again last week, I read a story of abuse. One person, believing himself to be right and just, injured another who was weaker. The physical injuries eventually healed - mostly. But the emotional injuries erupted again last week, some thirty years later. These stories seem to be more and more common.
But this time, I knew the person who was hurt.
Yes. It’s true. I love sin. Don’t get me wrong – I love God; I really do. Or, at least I’ve convinced myself that I do. But my love for God is imperfect. It’s a weak love — an inconsistent love. And when I’ve been self-focused (Galatians 6:8), when I don’t “retain God in [my] knowledge” […]
What if you knew you had only one week to live… What if you knew Christ was coming back in three days… What if you knew that tomorrow morning was the last time you would see your child… What would you do differently than you’re doing now? Those are powerful questions. When sudden tragedies come […]