To share with others what it is like to live out of His Life in the moment, rather than out of my own resources. CHRIST IN YOU, THE HOPE OF GLORY. Col. 1:27
I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. Gal. 2:20 KJV
Questions Christians ask:
What does it mean to be a Christian?
So I am a Christian, what next?
How do I live this life?
Does God really care when life implodes?
How does He speak to us?
What does surrender look like?
What happens to God when I mess up? What happens to me?
What does it look like to love unconditionally?
Am I born again just to get into heaven or is there more to this?
Do I expect God to be something He is not? Do you?
What if you were not doing anything for God--whatever the reason--day after day, week after week, month after month, year after year? Would you still have worth?
An example of a life well lived:
Michael Wells was the Executive Director of Abiding Life Ministries, International, a worldwide discipleship ministry. He traveled to remote parts of the world to bring a message of hope to people who were seeking to be restored to God. Mike was down to earth and yet, he did extraordinary things. The day that Michael died was the day that the Lord spoke to me about setting up a web site to reach the desperate Christians of this age. His favorite saying was: "There is nothing that the nearness of Christ cannot overcome." His ministry verse was: I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without me you can do nothing. Jn 15:5.
I would like to dedicate this web site to, not just Michael's memory, but to the One who lived through an ordinary man; Michael was that branch tucked into the Living Vine.
Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! Ps 34:8
Unending flavors of ice cream
To me, God is like:
A treasure box that has no bottom
An early spring morning after the rain
A favorite book that never ends
A roaring fire; cup of hot chocolate on a snowy night
A crisp fall day with vivid hues of yellows, reds, and oranges
A babbling brook
Flashing lightning; booming thunder of a summer storm
The Crashing of waves with the incoming tide
The smell of a rose
Endless Belgium Chocolate!
Non-fiction has played a huge part in my Christian walk. The books listed here have challenged and comforted me as I have reached out to know God in a deeper, more truth-filled way. It seems that each book has come along at just the right time.
Fiction is wonderful! I love stories; all kinds of stories. Fiction gives us a glimpse into the heart of the author who shares truth in a way that non-fiction cannot do.
Christian biography gives us details of the lives of those who have lived and died well. I like to go into the background of those who have influenced me in one way or another.
It is not a comparison of their life to mine so much as a glimpse into how God made Himself available; how He affected those whom He was molding into His image.
Classic literature is generally of books that have been around a long time. They come from the pens of those who lived in a different age from ours. These books have stood the test of time and continue to be re-printed because they cross both time and cultural boundaries. These are the books that are not disposed of, but which are passed down to subsequent generations. I am especially fond of classic literature.
Devotional books are designed to bring us into the heart of God, but in a brief concentrated way that is easily read in one sitting. The ideas discovered and digested become food for thought throughout the day. Wonderful for busy people.