A Ministry of Muffins

There is a homeless man who lives in our town… well, at least I think he’s homeless. Most people say that he is. Although someone told me he has an attic room somewhere on the east side of town, and that may be true. Someone else who knows someone who works in the bank says he has a fortune in a savings account, but that seems unlikely. Early in the mornings, he walks methodically up and down the streets, combing through the garbage and under hedges looking for empty bottles. Continue reading “A Ministry of Muffins”

The Home and the Great Commission

Hey! I was just wondering what you might say to someone who would say this: “The Bible says, ‘Go into all the world to preach the gospel,’ not, ‘go into all your house and preach the gospel.'” I’m just wondering. =)

Hudson Taylor once said that “The Great Commission is not an option to be considered; it is a command to be obeyed.” As children of the Most High, we have been given a sobering command from Jesus Christ:

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” ~Matthew 28:19-20

If you are a young woman whose desire is to be the helper suitable of a godly, visionary man someday -if you want to raise your children in the nurture and the admonition of the Lord day by day -if you want to homeschool them, taking primary responsibility for their education -if you are a young woman who is committed to her family’s vision, who prizes her father’s protection and her mother’s discipleship… eventually, somewhere along the line, you’re going to get the question: “Where does all this ‘home-talk’ fit in with the Great Commission?” Continue reading “The Home and the Great Commission”