“The default of our lives is hell,” David Platt–head pastor of the mega church Brook Hills, in Birmingham, Alabama and the author of the New York Times Best Seller Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream–stated to a room of more than 700 people.
Today is Valentine’s Day. How in the world can I tie teddy bears; red aluminium-foil-wrapped chocolates; and bouquets of pink, red, and white roses into missions?
I highly recommend the Good Women Project blog, for men and women. Good Women Project is not a missions-minded blog, but this story on how to be a really good friend is applicable to every Christian.
Years, months, weeks, days. Missions fits into all of these time frames.
From Taylor Swift to Justin Bieber This generation of young Americans likes to help people. Every other Muslim, atheist Buddhist, or Wicca gets excited about humanitarian relief, saving young girls from sex slavery, and tutoring the disabled. Celebrities pick their passions and throw millions of dollars at organizations to feed the hungry and save the whales.
You can make a difference by drinking quality coffee, and you can get it at Target! Today, I brewed two pots of Archer Farms Fair Trade/Organic Nicaraguan Ground Coffee.
Growing up, I always thought of missionaries as these super-Christians whom God personally directed to the jungles of Indonesia and the plains of Africa. In my elementary-school brain, these missionaries all had a certain spiritual status–something that the ordinary Christian was not gifted with. Only these missionaries could do missions because they had actually heard …