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Discipleship: Iron Sharpens Iron

two women studying Bible on porch swing

“You want me to do what?” I thought to myself. Standing in front of me were 2 women. One woman was asking me to mentor the other woman. I knew who the young woman was, but I did not know anything about her. With trepidation, I agreed.

Delegation Is a Completed Project

delegation concept with self-stick removable notes

“Let it go, let it go / Can’t hold it back anymore / Let it go, let it go / Turn away and slam the door! . . . Here I stand and here I’ll stay.”1 These words to a popular song in the 2013 animated movie Frozen speak to us as leaders.

Putting Feet to Your Faith

One of the most important parts of missions is not just learning, but doing. That's what Children's Missions Day (CMD) is all about. During CMD, kids get the opportunity to put feet to what they've learned. They get to be on mission, maybe for the first time.

How to Respond in Times of Trial: Pray, Seek, Obey!

praying woman wearing red sweatshirt

When I kissed my husband as he left me for heaven, it was a bittersweet goodbye. For 5 years, we rode the roller-coaster aftermath of his massive stroke. I had managed his care during months of 24/7 days as he fought for a recovery that never came.

Why Use Stories?

God has shaped people for stories—even adults. If asked to name a favorite childhood story, most people will quickly respond. What is it about stories that make us remember them? They engage our imaginations. They're fun.

Gaining Altitude

According to an insect identification database, 647 types of bugs and insects are found in Alabama. Some downright scare me. I looked at images of each until I located the entry most resembling the flying insect I watched from a chair on my back deck.

12 Options to Serve the Poor and Vulnerable in the New Year

girl holding wire fence

In his book Generous Justice: How God’s Grace Makes Us Just, Timothy Keller encourages Christians to combine evangelism with life-changing advocacy, seeking faith-centered solutions for those God specifically commands believers to serve—the orphan, the widow, the poor, and the alien.

Nannie Helen Burroughs: “A Real Inspiration”

Nannie Helen Burroughs portrait

“Nannie Helen Burroughs . . . was determined to let nothing and no one prevent her from fulfilling her life’s purpose.

God’s Creation

Cinthy and Cliff Case

As preschoolers learn about missions work in the country of Chile during February in Mission Friends, they will also learn about God’s creation as the Christian Concept Area. I think it is appropriate to focus on God’s creation in learning about the people and country of Chile. This is a country of such vast differences in landscapes, and it serves as a great backdrop for teaching preschoolers of God’s creation. There are mountains, desert, and beaches within this long, thin country. This provides us many opportunities to talk about God’s creation as the area that we focus on spiritually with preschoolers.

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