You decorated your home with the utmost care. Picture frames full of pictures of you and happy loved ones fill the walls, and your grandma’s best china sits behind glass for all to see, but never touch. You have planned to go on vacation; your things are packed and ready to go. Continue reading
It’s not usual that tragedy strikes so close to home. A small passenger plane crashed and burned near my home in Northern Colorado, killing the only person inside of it.
This is shocking, to say the least. Children from nearby schools watched the plane crash, no doubt traumatizing them. It is a reminder to all of us that we are closer than we think to our last breath—and that tragedy can happen anywhere.
“…for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust.”
(Psalm 103:14, NIV)
As you pray for those who were affected by this crash, I hope you take a moment, along with me, to reflect upon your life. Are we spending the time we have wisely? Are we being good stewards of everything that is given to us?
I’ll be the first to admit that I have not been a good steward of the time Christ has given me. But knowing I could pass at any moment 1) keeps my eyes on Christ throughout all things, and 2) encourages me to spend what time I have loving Jesus, and loving others. Most of all, it reminds me of the absolute importance of knowing Jesus as Lord and Savior, and gives me urgency to tell others about Him.
At the end of the day, these things are what truly matter. I hope that I, and you all, do them well.
Do you know Jesus?
Approximately 2,000 years ago, God sent His Only Son, Jesus Christ, to save the world and to become the only way by which people can know the Father and be saved. Learn more about Jesus and what He has done for you, here.
Please pray (prayer sheet here)…
- For those affected by this plane crash.
- That unbelievers would come to know Christ, even through this.
- For the Chibok girls and Leah Sharibu, who face trial, difficulty, and probably death everyday.
Thank you for your prayers!
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY! Today, please keep the mothers of the Chibok girls, Leah Sharibu, and all those who have been hurt by Boko Haram in your prayers. They have gone through so much, and need our love and support.
It is days from her 16th birthday, and Leah Sharibu is still held captive by Boko Haram for refusing to convert to Islam. Please pray with me today for her soon release, and that she would be safe, healthy and well as she is free. Thank you.
To help in Leah’s return, please sign this petition from the American Center of Law and Justice (ACLJ). They need our support now more than ever.
Leah’s faith is in a God who is not dead nor distant, but rather very real, alive, and near to her (Deuteronomy 31:6; Luke 24). Learn more about Jesus and His Love for you here.
As I watched the screen, my heart plunged. My breathing grew heavy as I took in what I was hearing. Continue reading
Rachel Held Evans was a liberal Christian theologian who wrote many different books about the Christian faith. According to FaithWire, she passed away on May 4th after suffering seizures and brain swelling from an allergic reaction. She leaves behind her husband and two children. Continue reading
Please be on the lookout for this girl! From the facebook caption: “I havent seen my daughter since yesterday (4/28) at 330 when I dropped her off at the mall. If anyone knows where she is at or who she is with please let me know.. any little tip helps.. Sherlyn please call me baby girl. I need to know you’re ok.
Please pray for her and her family– that she would have a safe and quick return home!
If you see her anywhere, please call the police!