Mother Teresa
Posted on July 27, 2015

Few figures in the 20th century were more influential or more widely loved than Mother Teresa of Calcutta. For most of us who are Christians, if challenged to put a face to The Spirit, hers would quickly come to mind. She loved the poor, the sick, and the dying with a selfless devotion. And even when the world in various ways sought to pay her homage, and even when she received a Nobel Peace Prize, she didn’t cash in her servant’s role for a chauffeured existence of caviar and Caribbean cruises. She stayed the course, offering hands-on ministry to (in her words) “the poorest of the poor” through the organization she founded, The Missionaries of Charity. They operate hospices and homes for people with HIV/AIDS, leprosy and tuberculosis; soup kitchens; medical dispensaries and mobile clinics; children's and family counseling programs; orphanages; and schools. Members must adhere to the vows of chastity, poverty and obedience. Teresa gave her entire adult life to that, even to the very end in 1997.

The Size Of Your Dreams
Posted on July 20, 2015

"All the land you see I shall give to you forever." (Genesis 13: 15)

God will give Abraham not an acre for his house but a land for his nation. (Genesis 15: 5)

People sometimes say, "You can't do something that big!" They are correct, of course, to a point – but if it's not my dream but instead the dream that God put in me, then I don't have to do it alone. I am simply God's servant in making God's dream come true.

Judge Not
Posted on July 13, 2015

Sometimes we just don’t have the data on hand to make proper assessments of other people.

In the Bank
Posted on July 6, 2015

I’m writing some “bank blogs.” Isn’t that a cool term? It basically means writing columns in advance and putting them in a “bank” to be used later. So, here I am in early June writing some blogs that will appear in July.