Applaud the Small Victories

Applaud the Small Victories

Listen. Can you hear the raucous crowd roar? You are the star today. You are the champion. You are the victor. Yep. YOU. A few weeks ago, I heard a television sports commentator mention that a faltering football team could “applaud the small victories” of the game....
Impossible! It Can’t Be Done

Impossible! It Can’t Be Done

“Impossible! It can’t be done!” Those words draw more than a line in the sand. To some, “impossible” and “can’t be done” are fighting words. Words to say, “Oh, yeah? Dare me!” Or, as some boldly declare these days, “Here, hold my beer.” No Human Being Could Have As...
Simple Patience

Simple Patience

Every day is an invitation for us to practice simple patience. But is patience ever simple? In the summer of 1983, my impatience took an ugly turn in the middle of the Congo. In the middle of a missions trip showing the JESUS film in remote villages. (I know you’re...