Recently, the Winter Olympics united millions of people around the world. For seventeen days, we watched elite athletes compete for gold medals. Perhaps your family, like mine, spent hours curled up together on the sofa cheering on your favorite competitors. When it comes to the Olympics, most of us are spectators. Unfortunately, many of us […]
If I had to describe myself in one word it would be, “needy.” I’ve felt this way for the last few years. I have a lot of experience with it, an unfortunate expertise.
The question is not, “are we needy?” The question is, “are we needy well?”
You, dear reader, are needy, too. My husband frequently reminds me that it’s good to be needy. Our needs extend well beyond our physical possessions. In my life, I find that my physical neediness always points me to my spiritual neediness.
How can I bring glory to God in my neediness? How is my being needy a good thing?
Join me in this journey that began with a simple, heartfelt prayer:
“Lord, help me to be needy well.”
For a more thorough manifesto on be needy well, click here.
Our God is the “Father to the fatherless” (Ps. 68:5; 146:9,) and God’s people are called to love the vulnerable (Is. 1:17, James 1:27). Few, however, make the connection between church planting and mercy ministry, or in this case, church planting and orphan prevention. We live in a world full of orphans. War, poverty, disease, and family deterioration […]
Esther was a woman who used her voice to speak up for people suffering injustice. Her husband, the king, allowed his second in command to issue an order in his name “to destroy, to kill, and to annihilate all Jews, young and old, women and children, in one day . . . and to plunder […]