Deliberate Healing

  When the woman touched  the hem of Jesus’ cloak and was healed, Jesus says, “Someone deliberately touched me.” The disciples, when Jesus asked who’d touched him, had said that the crowd was pressing against him and how could anyone tell who’d touched him? But Jesus was asking about a deliberate touch, one that had […]

Beautiful Battle by Mary DeMuth

  Today I’m recommending Beautiful Battle, Mary DeMuth’s new book. Though I’ve only read the Kindle preview at Amazon, I trust Mary’s writing, wisdom, and authenticity. She understands that Satan plants his lies through traumas and challenges. Those lies undergird our weaknesses. Those weaknesses create battlegrounds where Satan seeks to destroy us. She points us to Jesus […]

Tithing Rewards

  “Only 30% of the congregation tithes.” While Jerry read the paper after Sunday services last week, I was looking through information on a capital campaign. Jerry put the newspaper down and smiled at me. “They don’t know what they’re missing. How sad.” Malachi 3:10 (NIV) says, “Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that […]