RADICAL GENEROSITY

“Lord, please help me to be generous,” is my prayer every day. I’ve found, maybe you have too, that praying to live generously is like asking God for patience.  Opportunities to live that prayer generously toward others come at the most “inconvenient” times! British evangelist and theologian John Wesley said,...

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Here We Go!

You’ve likely seen the statement, “The worst purchase I made in 2020 was a calendar day planner!” 2020 was, and 2021 is, a year of surrender—surrendering our routines, plans, and comforts. Trusting, adjusting, and planning for the unknown. Many of us are ready to go on vacation, go out to...

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Awaken

When I was growing up there was a shampoo advertisement that ended with “… and I told two friends, and they told two friends, and they told two friends, and so on …” Remember that commercial? I was reminded of it recently when Dara Vanden Bosch, ASM Compassionate Care Coordinator,...

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1 Word 4 All: ION Conference

Globally, a staggering 80% of the world’s population are considered “oral communicators,” by necessity or preference. These are people who can’t, don’t, or won’t read, or who prefer to learn and communicate by methods other than written text. Even North America is increasingly becoming a post-textual society, more and more...

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Leaning In To God’s Voice

Recently, I’ve found myself “leaning in” to conversations. I’d like to say this started because I want to be more engaged in the discussions, but the truth is I’m having hearing issues in my left ear.* A virus I picked up out of country recently attacked the nerves in my...

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No Flashlight Needed

Everywhere I go, I carry a flashlight. It goes with me to church, to get groceries, to work, and to other countries. It’s nothing flashy (no pun intended), just a little blue flashlight from the local discount store. I started carrying a flashlight more than a decade ago. Yes, I...

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Help End Bible Poverty

87% of Americans own a Bible, and many households even have 3-4 copies. We are truly blessed by having ready access to God’s Word – in printed form and in audio. However, people in other parts of the world are not so fortunate. The Joshua Project says more than 1.5...

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Audio Scripture Ministries in 360°

The Audio Scripture Ministries (ASM) Team has been exploring new ways of telling the stories of people whose lives have been changed by God’s Word. Not everyone can go in person to participate in the work in Mozambique, Mexico, or India. ASM Africa Director Chad Vanden Bosch recently developed several...

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