What God desires

The ceiling leaked, the fans were noisy, and dogs kept barking outside. In this building, the congregation of Shiloh Baptist Church met.

Building relationships

Bowden and LiamA group from California who arrived here in North Wales to run a basketball camp was short-handed. So, they asked my team members and me if we wanted to help them. We eagerly accepted the invitation.

Free indeed

I have come to set the captives free. These sweet words ran through my mind and heart as I sat listening to my new friend share her life-changing story with me.

In Focus: Plan now to attend BGCT in Amarillo

Sooner than you may think, it will be time to gather in Amarillo to help shape the future of Texas Baptists, our missions and our ministries.

Texas Baptist Forum

The editor quotes the book of Amos to remind us of the futility of offerings or prayers not consistent with the practice of humility and worship. Seems I remember a verse that begins: "If my people …" (2 Chronicles 7:14).

Quotes in the News

"Now we know the reality of so many others in the world where violence pierces the lives of the innocent." --Olav Fykse Tveit

Reading the Culture: What Muslims really think

The book Who Speaks For Islam? What A Billion Muslims Really Think, based on the largest poll of Muslims ever, reveals some surprising facts about the global Islamic community.

RIGHT or WRONG? Pulpit abuse

Should our pastor be allowed to brag about his accomplishments from the pulpit? On the other side, how much should we learn of our pastor's struggles from the pulpit?

DOWN HOME: Death Valley & Ten Plagues

Maybe I need to plant some cacti on the side of our house. The east wall by the garage has been my Death Valley for five years now.

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. 

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