Just found out that my book, When Missions Shapes the Mission, is on sale via Kindle for only $0.99! Thanks to all who let me know that, and thanks to others who actually went there and bought it!!
Praying that God will use this work to stir up a growing passion and commitment in churches and with their leaders to keep missions in the forefront of their calling and ministry!
Sometimes in our lives, we have to make a call. Will we make a judgment that God has done us wrong, or will we choose to trust Him to be all wise even when we don’t understand what is going on or why. In Job 13:15, we read, “Though he slay me, I will hope in him; yet I will argue my ways to his face.” Which will it be? Yes, we are free to ask why, but what we need never wonder is whether it is worth it when life gets hard, afflictions come. As this song by Shane and Shane calls out a response from the hurting heart, a segment from a teaching by John Piper is edited in over the music. His premise is certain–all of our light and momentary afflictions are totally meaningful in light of all that God is doing through it…”For momentary, light affliction is producing in us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison” (2 Corinthians 5:17).
Hear the song, listen to the Piper voice-over and marvel that our God never wastes a moment of our lives.
An old train station in Istanbul on the Asian side of the Bosphorus, the Haydarpaşa Terminal, Istanbul, was built in 1909. Fire destroyed the roof in 2010 during restoration. The interior designs are still beautiful and in many ways put modern decorations to shame.
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