We are apt to think that everything that happens to us is to be turned into useful teaching; it is to be turned into something better than teaching, viz. into character. We shall find that the spheres God brings us into are not meant to teach us something but to make us something. The Love of God—The Ministry of the Unnoticed

Hidden Resources of our Character

Crises reveal character. When we are put to the test the hidden resources of our character are revealed exactly.  Disciples Indeed by Oswald Chambers

Practical Orphans

MENTORING YOUNGER MEN We have a “men problem” that’s getting worse, not better. Young men especially are paying the price. Many are in chaos, and all are struggling to figure out how to do life in an increasingly secular world that is gutting the institutions of marriage and family. God’s solution is for mature men to take younger men under their […]

Successful Service

Oswald Chambers | August 30    The trap you may fall into … in Christian work is to rejoice in successful service— rejoicing in the fact that God has used you. Yet you will never be able to measure fully what God will do through you if you do not have a right-standing relationship with Jesus […]

His Presence is Spiritual

Oswald Chambers | August 26 Are you severely troubled right now?  OC asks, “Where are you looking?”  Look at Jesus.  His peace is spiritual yet it is as real and substantial as a piece of bread. John 6:63, “The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you—they are full of […]

“Footholds – Consider the mountain you might climb and consider that if it was smooth, it would be harder to climb. That rough patch, that bad break are footholds to put you closer to the peak.”
July 14, 2014