I saw in the distance a sight that nearly took my breath away. It was Mount Kilimanjaro. I stood and stared . . . I was drawn to it by the magnetism of its grandeur. -John Bowling, Making the Climb
It's Sunday morning in Paramaribo, Suriname, and a group of girls dressed in their prettiest attire have gathered to sing a song for the congregation at New Charlesburg Church of the Nazarene.
One of the biggest privileges young people have is going to school. Some love going to school and some, well . . . don't love going to school so much.
I was living my life as normal, serving the Lord, providing for my family, and serving His Church. Then came "The Call." That fateful call. When "The Call" comes it always rocks my world.
Within two hours of beginning our trip, I knew my friends and I had finally grown up.
The ranks of persecuted Christians continue to grow.
After years of listening to people in my counseling office share their own "shouldas, couldas, and wouldas," I decided I'd live to regret it if I didn't write about this topic.
We could have called them "holiness heroes." Their vision of a successful, fulfilling life challenged conventional wisdom. Risk aversion? Hardly.
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