Some Things in Other Cultures Aren’t Just “Different” They are Really Wrong

I have a membership at a gym here in Pretoria.  It’s a fairly nice facility. One thing I’ve noticed, that’s rather odd, is that people workout without shoes on.  People will ride the bikes, run the treadmills, and lift weights barefoot. I don’t think this is physically safe or hygienically sanitary.  Honestly, it’s disgusting. Have any of you been overseas and worked out at a gym?  Have you noticed this?  What are your thoughts? Continue reading Some Things in Other Cultures Aren’t Just “Different” They are Really Wrong

Blood:Water Mission

Here’s a 4-minute video of the guys from Jars of Clay talking about their ministry Blood:Water Mission.  This is a ministry that I’m passionate about and God blessed me at my first Jars of Clay concert to discover what this ministry is about.  I’m so thankful to be a prayer and giving partner with them.  Enjoy the video and I pray that you’ll consider joining Blood:Water in their endeavor to reach a broken continent with clean water for their bodies and living water for their souls.  Continue reading Blood:Water Mission

Jesus Came to Heal Us

From John Piper’s book, Fifty Reasons Why Jesus Came to Die One day all disease will be banished from God’s redeemed creation.  There will be a new earth.  We will have new bodies.  Death will be swallowed up by everlasting life (1 Corinthians 15:54; 2 Corinthians 5:4).  “The wolf and the lamb shall graze together; the lion shall eat straw like the ox” (Isaiah 65:25).  And all who love Christ will sing songs of thanks to the Lamb who was slain to redeem us from sin and death and disease (p. 55). In my last post, I wrote about Dave … Continue reading Jesus Came to Heal Us