Swahili is an African language spoken in Kenya. After I introduced myself to a new Kenyan friend during our recent trip to Kibera in Nairobi, he replied, “You have a beautiful name. Do you know what it means in Swahili?” I shook my head and said, “No, what does it mean?” He said, “Kezia (pronounced … Continue reading Kesha: How God Spoke to Me Through My Name in Africa
I absolutely love to worship — to sing aloud to Jesus. For Jesus. It’s one of the many beautiful ‘perks’ of knowing Him that I truly enjoy. I believe He created music so He can speak to our souls and we can connect to Him in a powerful way that mere words cannot satisfy. Oh, … Continue reading I Will Sing Aloud
Yes, it is time to pause Martha.
We’ve all heard that sermon about Martha working so hard, distracted with much serving, and Mary who chose to sit at Jesus’ feet. Perhaps, at one point or two in our reading of the story in Luke, we rebelled at the verse where Jesus said Mary has chosen the good part not Martha. I know I did. Martha was doing everything she can to serve the Lord, while Mary was doing nothing but sat and listened to Jesus. How could Mary’s choice be the better one? Yet, Jesus did say Mary has chosen the good part, which will not be taken away from her (Luke 10:42).
I struggled with that truth.
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It has been about three weeks now since Jason and I arrived here in Krabi, and on our first Sunday we had the opportunity to worship with some Thai Christians at Santisuk Church. On several occasions, we also had the opportunity to study the Bible and worship with overseas Filipino workers as well as Germans … Continue reading Worship in Different Tongues