Failure is inevitable. Many give up simply because they’ve failed. Worse still, some people label themselves as “failures.” But there’s a marked difference between saying you’ve failed once or twice, or even several times, and calling yourself a failure.
I confess. Until joining Biblica a few months ago, I was ignorant about what it takes to get a Bible into my hands – much less the hands of someone in Iraq or North Korea. It’s not so simple. I can go into my local bookstore or go online and have one of thousands of Bibles delivered to my front door in two days. With that complacency and convenience, I have to question… do I truly value God’s Word, The Holy Bible, as a treasured possession?
“Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” —Philippians 3:12-14 In December 2015, four …
As fervent followers of Jesus, God the Father, and the Holy Spirit, we celebrate the Lord’s amazing work. And as we do, our very lives become the fruit of celebration, bringing more and even greater celebrating.
We were eating dinner when the call came in. My wife looked at me expectantly. “Is it her?” I glanced at the phone, then nodded without enthusiasm. The “her” my wife was talking about was our realtor. We were looking for a house. In the past three weeks, we had made offers on four houses. And gotten none of them. That afternoon, we had tried for a fifth. I had no reason to believe this offer would turn out any …
When we celebrate Father’s Day, we’re celebrating a unique, life-altering event. Becoming a father is an experience like no other. When your child comes into this world, you are instantly and acutely aware that the life you are living is now and forever changed. Waves of different emotions crash over you and the feelings you have for this new life are difficult to put to words. You are suddenly a comforter, a protector, and a provider. Love is defined in a new way.
As the month of May comes to a close, so does Biblica’s series “Conversations with Daughters of the King.” As many of you have shared, Mother’s Day can be quite joyous, but it can also be clouded with sadness, loss, heartache, longing… – emotions that run the gamut. It was in that spirit that we asked these contributors to speak from their heart, share the hard stuff, and most of all, challenge us all with the raw truths that real women face.