“God never uses a person greatly until He has wounded him deeply. The privilege He offers you is greater than the price you have to pay. The privilege is greater than the price.” ~Helen Roseveare…
It’s been 107 years since Titanic, the greatest ship of its time, sank on its maiden voyage, killing more than 1,500 passengers. The “unsinkable ship” had done the unthinkable. One of the unforgettable stories of the fateful event is of the Titanic preacher John Harper and his passion to save souls….
or the “The Gigantic Role Fathers Play in the Development of their Children’s Faith.” By John Stonestreet. [I share this excellent article as encouragement (with permissions from Breakpoint) because we want to see families thrive!]
I still remember when Papa Johns came to my hometown. Man, I loved their pizza. Still do. And I loved that it became the pizza of choice for my church’s youth group… But counting on pizza for the success of any youth group is banking on the wrong papa.
My growing up years with my dad were often filled with tension and deep pain.
Undoubtedly, my dad suffered from what we now call PTSD from his harrowing experiences before and during WWII. He grew up the oldest of 8 in an era of rigid, strict expectations for children, and eldest sons particularly. There were also the financial pressures from the Dutch Great Depression and worker’s riots, numerous fascist movements emerging and undercurrents of war across the continent….
My reading list for 2018 has finally come together! There is something here for almost everyone, with no trashy content surprises (except I may need to do another list for cookbooks, health and gardening books another time)….
You’d hardly expect to find old St. Nicholas in a prison. But St. Nicholas is more than a children’s Christmas legend. Indeed, he was real flesh and blood, a persecuted prisoner for Christ, the bishop of the Mediterranean city of Myra….