Two years ago, I sat in a sterile, dark bedroom for months, isolated, gasping for air. My doctors’ orders? Ninety doses of the strongest antibiotic known to man, central lines to my heart, IV infusions to protect my immune system, breathing treatments, quarantine and bed rest. My prognosis? Not great. An 80% chance I would lose my lung and possibly my life if I developed...
Author: Julie Barrier
Yesterday, I had the privilege of preaching a funeral for the grandmother of a former elder of the church, a man I count as a Barnabas to me, and a dear, dear family. This morning, I’m reflecting on the fact that I’m going to die soon. I don’t know how soon. I don’t know whether I’ll live to be 90 or just have 90 more minutes. But, I’m going to die soon. Even if I live to be...
Author: Thabiti Anyabwile
Sometimes I have the privilege to speak to young men and women at graduation ceremonies and I look at them and wonder if they are ready to succeed in the areas that you must succeed in. Because it is possible in life to fail by succeeding in all the wrong things. One of the things that you learn through growing old is that the things of education can help make a living but...
Author: Tommy Nelson
Scripture: Matthew 6:22-23