EDITORIAL: A prayer list for Houston & beyond

Gov. Rick Perry's big prayer rally—The Response: A Call to Prayer for a Nation in Crisis—will be held in Houston Aug. 6. Here's what I hope they pray for.

Time well spent

I recently enjoyed spending the morning with two sweet ladies—one from Gambia and the other from Iraq.

God's creation

Wales clinicRecently, a team from California arrived in Wales, and we helped them lead a basketball clinic for the kids here.

Best friends forever

Cottage 3 was the cottage to stay away from—the cottage where the children were known for atrocious behavior.

Our Dear Nikki

During this summer, our team has had the privilege to build a relationship with a 74-year-old Thai woman named Nikki.

God is at work

I spent a lot of time recently with my friend Patty, whom I met at the English Center where I am serving in Southeast Asia. 

Reflection: What to do when ‘there is no food’

HAITI—“There is no food,” James explained. We were at Pastor Pais’ (pronounced Pays) orphanage in Port-au-Prince.

Led by the Spirit

Recently, our group was given the opportunity to give a short message on a Sunday morning radio show.

God provides

Accidents happen. Or so experience has taught me. When building houses in the Philippines with rebar, concrete, and 40-pound hollow block, this statement remains ever true.

Out of the comfort zone

Bowden“Servants don’t have rights.” Those were my dad’s parting words to me before I stepped on the plane that brought me to Wales.



Ask for people

I was looking in the market for fresh produce when I saw a shop that had replica jerseys and souvenirs. I stopped in to see if I could find something good to purchase for someone back home.

Shedding tears

I was talking to a young woman—probably around 22—who needed basics like food, diapers for her baby and some hygiene products.

2nd Opinion: How do our 'leaders' stack up?

Here are nine characteristics of leadership. Do you see them in the men and women now running things?

IN FOCUS: Lessons from a granddaughter

Sometimes, I get so caught up in the world around me and the tasks at hand that it is easy to forget the simple lessons of faith that should be so obvious to all believers every minute of their lives.

Texas Baptist Forum

Is the death penalty the ultimate punishment? If so, why do so many mass murderers choose to end their own lives rather than face life in prison without parole?

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