What Does It Mean to be Holy?

“For it is written: ‘Be holy, because I am holy.’” 1 Peter 1:16 (NIV)  A year or two ago I went to a conference, and the speaker was Sarah Mally. She told us that in her house her family has one very small room, and in that room there is an even smaller room. The…

Are You A Way-Gu-Ken?

  When I was four years old I told my mom that I wanted to dye my hair black. It seemed to me like a good way to save a whole lot of bother. You see, at the time, we were living in South Korea, and I had blonde hair. White blonde hair. In Korea,…

Lord, Teach Me Compassion

“Lord, teach me compassion,” I prayed, “Show me how to love these people around me. Help me to understand their pain. Break my heart for what breaks Yours.” A few months later, as I was praying and looking back at my journal entries from around that time, I realized that God had given me what…

Eternity

On August 6th, 1930, a man by the name of Arthur Stace was converted to Christianity. He then spent 35 years writing one word with chalk on the footpaths of Sydney, Australia. Do you want to know what that word was? I bet you already guessed it from the title of this post. You were…

Three Keys to Being a Good Friend

The topic of ‘friends’ has been a theme in my life recently. From old friends, and new friends, to long distance friends, close friends, and dramatic friends… they just keep coming up in my life, prayers, and thoughts. In the past, I have done a lot of study on what a friend is, and there…