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One of my favorite Bible stories is the unlikely tale of two lives unexpectedly entwined through terrible tragedy and profound desperation. It’s a story of surprising twists and transforming faith, and you’ll find it in 2 Kings, chapter 5. The story opens with Naaman, commander of the Syrian army, and a young Israeli servant.
Are the heroes of our faith likely to be misfits, unpopular, or just plain ordinary people who accomplish extraordinary things for God?
It was the week before Memorial Day. I was backpacking in the wilderness of Yosemite when I inadvertently crossed paths with a bear cub. Hearing a growl I knew the she-bear was only seconds away, and sure enough, she came crashing through the bushes. I ran as fast as I could but she quickly began […]
Serving the Lord is not a job,” yet some people seem to go about it as though they were wageworkers. They give as much of themselves as they believe the “job” requires and don’t expect a whole lot in return—just enough to keep them going. Others enter the ministry with a far more zealous but […]