3 Ways to Become a Praying Parent

3 Ways to Become a Praying Parent

The Uncomfortable Feeling of Being Needy Being a parent is overwhelming. When we feel needy, our natural reaction is to either resist feeling needy or let our needs discourage us. So this an excellent time to study prayer, because Jesus taught a different way to deal with our needs: go to him in prayer. When […]

By Jack Klumpenhower on August 28, 2015

George Mueller on Prayer

George Mueller on Prayer

One person who has encouraged many people in prayer – while confusing many others! – is George Mueller, who cared for more than 10,000 orphans during his life. Many people have been confused by George Mueller’s great answers to prayer. In one well-known story, all the orphans are sitting down, hundreds of them, and there […]

By Jack Miller on August 26, 2015

A Forgiveness Letter from a Father

A Forgiveness Letter from a Father

It’s common to think of parents as ones who instruct kids in the way they should go or in what is proper behavior and right thinking. But how often do we think of parents as ones who ask for forgiveness or say they are sorry to their children? That’s risky business. A few days ago, […]

By Eileen O'Gorman on August 19, 2015

3 Ways to Answer Your Christian-Critical Friends

3 Ways to Answer Your Christian-Critical Friends

Telling someone you’re a Christian can kill a conversation. Many people react strongly to Christianity with a mix of fear and anger. I hate stirring up this reaction in people, especially when I suddenly become the personal embodiment of something another person hates and fears. To avoid this, I have found some things helpful in […]

By R.J. March on August 17, 2015

Deeper than My View of Grace

Deeper than My View of Grace

This summer I had an opportunity to start several days by singing simple songs of faith with elementary school students. I volunteered at a program for at-risk kids that my church organizes. I not only got to sing, I got to do the hand motions, too! We sang a song each day about God’s love […]

By Eileen O'Gorman on August 12, 2015

Healing in the Himalayas

Healing in the Himalayas

I first heard the stories about James and Lindsay Taber’s* ministry in the Himalayan mountains two years ago. At the time I was working for Serge in East Africa, and as part of my job I had the privilege of interviewing James and Lindsay over Skype.   I scribbled notes in a rough concrete office […]

By Andrew "Smith" on August 03, 2015

How a British Woman Came out of Hiding

How a British Woman Came out of Hiding

An Unpromising Beginning It is no exaggeration to say that I had waited 30 years to find someone to talk to. The conversation started with an unlikely person and we had an unpromising beginning. Joel Hylton, leader of Serge’s Apprenticeship Program, and his wife Cindy had just moved into in Ealing, West London. Americans! They […]

By Esther Bennett on August 03, 2015

A Living Sacrifice: The Odd Invitation to Come and Die

A Living Sacrifice: The Odd Invitation to Come and Die

Years ago I remember hearing one of the Serge leaders say:   “Come and die. Come join God’s mission and die to yourself and your small dreams and familiar places. Come and die with us on mission. Risk it all for Christ.”   That rang true to me when I heard it then—and it does […]

By Josiah Bancroft on August 03, 2015