What Doesn’t Kill You Doesn’t Make You Stronger

What Doesn’t Kill You Doesn’t Make You Stronger

SHARED BY LISA APPELO They say what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, but that’s not the whole truth. Because what doesn’t kill you can make you bitter. What doesn’t kill you can leave you numb. And what doesn’t kill you can lead you to make bad decisions with even...
Hoping in Resurrection

Hoping in Resurrection

The Easter season is all about celebrating God’s love for us displayed through Jesus’ victorious resurrection from the dead, the “firstfruits” of the resurrection that is promised to us all (1 Cor. 15.23). Reflecting on my own life, I worry too often this celebration...
52 Bible Verses to Grieve with Hope

52 Bible Verses to Grieve with Hope

This article is a companion post to the one about grieving with hope. by Lisa Appelo In deep grief, God’s word brings deep comfort. The Bible is living and active and meets the most broken and pain-filled places in our soul. “Within the Scripture there is balm for...
How to Process Grief with Hope

How to Process Grief with Hope

As the GPC family works through our grief at the untimely death of Sandy Franks, we might all find comfort/help/direction in this post. Please see below. by Lisa Appelo I’m often asked how to process grief with hope. When I became a young widow and single mom to seven...
The Real Work

The Real Work

The Real Work It may be that when we no longer know what to do we have come to our real work, and that when we no longer know which way to go we have come to our real journey. The mind that is not baffled is not employed. The impeded stream is the one that sings....
4 Reasons Evangelism Is Not Wrong

4 Reasons Evangelism Is Not Wrong

Ignorance is not bliss when it comes to the gospel…. Both within the culture and even the church itself, Christians are bombarded with narratives claiming that sharing our faith in evangelism is either unwise, unnecessary, or even morally repugnant. We receive...

One Thing You Might Not Know about Charles Spurgeon

“[Spurgeon] …saw humor as a potential weapon of righteousness. Humor can lance pride, gloom, religiosity. He loved to mock our religious silliness. He loved to mock our pride. More than that, he saw that humor was a manifestation of the happiness we’re...
10 Things You Should Know about Evangelism

10 Things You Should Know about Evangelism

…we start by understanding that biblical evangelism is teaching the gospel with the aim to persuade. …We need to replace evangelistic programs with a culture of evangelism. …A healthy church with a culture of evangelism is the key to great...
From a Country Overlooked

From a Country Overlooked

Tom Hennen There are no creatures you cannot love. A frog calling at God From the moon-filled ditch As you stand on the country road in the June night. The sound is enough to make the stars weep With happiness. In the morning the landscape green Is lifted off the...