How to Begin a Conversation with an International Student

How to Begin a Conversation with an International Student

This article is about how to begin a conversation with an international student. I am a teacher of English as a Second Language (ESL), so I have some experience with beginning conversations with internationals. You’re probably reading this because you’re interested in getting to know one or more international students. Let’s learn what to say […]

Prayer: Connect the Dots

Prayer: Connect the Dots

When you pray, are you supposed to start with yourself and connect the dots toward God, or should you start with God and connect the dots toward yourself? I had never even thought of such a question until I read an interview in Christianity Today entitled “On Dying and Reckoning with the Prosperity Gospel.” This […]

How to Know If Your Bible Study Teacher Is Qualified to Teach the Bible

How to Know If Your Bible Study Teacher Is Qualified to Teach the Bible

How do you know that your Bible study teacher is qualified to teach the Bible? How does a qualified teacher approach the lesson? Thankfully, I’ve been privileged to learn from men who were well-equipped Bible teachers. In the years 1972 and 1973, I studied at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. My favorite professors were Dr. John […]

The World at Our Doorstep

The World at Our Doorstep

Have you always wanted to go on an overseas mission trip but can’t afford it?  Maybe you have a keen interest in foreign missions and a “fire in your bones” to reach the world for Christ! You can reach the world for Christ in a way that is more significant than you’ve ever imagined and right […]

25 Christmas Verses and Quotes

25 Christmas Verses and Quotes

Here are 25 Christmas verses and quotes to use for crafts, cards, and personal worship as you celebrate the advent season and Christmas Day. I hope that you will find these useful as you prepare your homes and hearts to remember the birth of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Oh, give ear, Shepherd of Israel, you who […]

The Loving Gift of Breaking Family Traditions

The Loving Gift of Breaking Family Traditions

Traditions, traditions, family traditions! I love the “Traditions” song from Fiddler on the Roof. I love traditions! Family Traditions Are Important At this time of year, we can find a lot of blog posts and articles about the importance of family traditions . . . . . . which leads me to this seemingly outrageous statement: […]

25 Thanksgiving Bible Verses

25 Thanksgiving Bible Verses

Here are 25 Thanksgiving Bible verses to help you celebrate Thanksgiving during these beautiful November days. The Bible is full of verses mentioning thanks and thankfulness, so this list isn’t exhaustive, but it includes my favorites. I hope that you will find it useful as you prepare your home, your family, and yourself for Thanksgiving–and not […]

How Do I Get the “Imperfect” Out of My Perfection Salad?

How Do I Get the “Imperfect” Out of My Perfection Salad?

I have a post featured today at Busy Being Blessed. The title is How Do I Get the “Imperfect” Out of My Perfection Salad? Sounds a bit weird, doesn’t it? Well, I’ll admit that it’s not like anything I’ve ever written or ever expected to write. In blog posts by Christian mothers, I continually run across […]

The Best Gifts We Can Give Ourselves

The Best Gifts We Can Give Ourselves

One of the best gifts we can give ourselves is time alone with God.  Time alone with God should mean Bible reading and prayer, but it can include other things also. All of my Christian life, I’ve known I should have a quiet time. I would be diligent about this for admirable stretches of time, and then life […]

Having Fun with God

Having Fun with God

  Yes, you were not imagining things when you read this title. It really does say “Having Fun with God.” The word “fun” doesn’t have to describe something frivolous. In fact, it refers to quite the opposite here, for we are going to think about the attributes of God.  There’s nothing more serious than God, […]

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