Striving For Sexual Purity in Our Homes

I am sure it will come as no surprise that remaining sexually pure in our society is not easy. There are numerous ways a person can be tempted and more ways than ever to indulge in lust. The ubiquity of mobile devices has certainly made pornography more accessible and more anonymous than ever before. As […]

Book Review: The Pastor’s Kid by Barnabas Piper

Even though my two brothers and I are all in the ministry and are all married to pastor’s daughters, we did not grow up in a pastor’s home. Our parents are wonderful committed Christians and have always been very involved in church, but, to some degree, we were spared some of the drama that comes from […]

Repost: An Open Letter to Parents

Pastor Trent Cornwell wrote the following open letter to the parents of our home church in America. I thought his letter was very helpful. I don’t imagine that there is anything more challenging than seeing your children and grandchildren go off to the mission field. Maybe this letter will help you as you consider this […]

Unity: A Rare Yet Wonderful Thing!

Psalm 133:1-3 Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! 2 It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron’s beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments; 3 As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the Lord commanded the blessing, even life […]

Article by Teri: “They Sent Away Rebekah”

And they sent away Rebekah their sister, and her nurse, and Abraham’s servant, and his men. And they blessed Rebekah, and said unto her, Thou art our sister, be thou the mother of thousands of millions, and let thy seed possess the gate of those which hate them. (Genesis 24:59, 60 KJV) Rebekah’s family here […]

From Teri: What Furlough Did to My Kids

My family and I worked as church planters in Northern Ireland for 8 years. In September of 2013, we came back to the States for a 10-month furlough. Our furlough is actually over now, and we have now returned to Northern Ireland. But it might surprise most people that I was NOT excited about returning […]

Important Lessons for Married People from Genesis 16:5

Pastor Gardner wrote this on his blog, and I thought it contained some very good lessons for marriage people. Genesis 16:5 And Sarai said unto Abram, My wrong be upon thee: I have given my maid into thy bosom; and when she saw that she had conceived, I was despised in her eyes: the LORD judge […]

You Know Your A Missionary Kid When…

I read this today on the Sonshine Bulletin and thought it was quite humorous. YOU KNOW YOU’RE A MISSIONARY KID WHEN… You can’t answer the question, “Where are you from?” You have a passport, but no driver’s license. You watch National Geographic specials and recognize someone. You have a time zone map next to your […]

Relationship Advice for Single People

Recently, I counseled with a young single person about their relationship with a member of the opposite gender.  I tried to give them some principles and opinions that I thought might be helpful to other single people.  I recognize that I do not have Bible for all of this, but maybe something I say will […]

Guest Post by Teri Snode: “A Living Sacrifice”

My wife, Teri, wrote the following for her devotions recently, and I wanted to share with you her perspective on sacrificing for the Lord.  I am so thankful for my wife and her submission to God’s will for her life. Romans 12:1, “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present […]