20 12, 2013

Received With Love

By |2013-12-20T22:42:11-06:00December 20th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

I don't know anyone from Malaysia, but I sure like their word for saying thanks. This came to my attention through a recent HubPages blog by franciaonline. Teremakaseh, "thank you" in Malaysian, means "received with love." The word smacks of something deeper than an automatic response or mannerly expression. It better conveys genuine gratitude. Learning [...]

27 11, 2013

My Story: Colton Douglas

By |2013-11-27T18:01:46-06:00November 27th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Bob discipled Mike. Mike discipled Ben. Ben discipled Anthony, and Anthony is discipling Colton. This is a true example of how II Timothy 2:2 reproduction can work. My name is Colton Douglas. I am twenty-one years old. I have a two year old daughter named Elizabeth and a son named Rilee on the way. I [...]

18 10, 2013

Donnie Burns: Wandering Aimlessly

By |2013-10-18T21:14:33-05:00October 18th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

We are all on a path, our own personal journey. Some paths are more difficult than others. My personal history is not a shock and awe story. What happened to me has happened to many others. I share it in order to provide a context for hope and encouragement. As a young man in my [...]

19 08, 2013

Finding God and Staying on Track by Killian Washington

By |2013-08-19T21:41:57-05:00August 19th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

My name is Killian Washington. I'm from New Orleans. I've always believed in Jesus Christ, but I haven't always followed Him. I was raised Catholic, an altar boy for seven years. All that time I committed so many sins it wasn't funny. Alcohol, drugs, and sexual promiscuity were an everyday part of my life. After [...]

5 08, 2013

Leonard Sweet: Thoughts on Followership

By |2013-08-05T20:24:11-05:00August 5th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Leonard Sweet's recent book I AM A FOLLOWER challenges common views on discipleship. He points to our love affair with "leadership" as opposed to the biblical focus on "followership." Whether you agree will probably depend on your definition of leadership. For me, however, Sweet causes needed soul-searching. Here are a few excerpts from the book [...]

25 07, 2013

Gloria Daniel; A True Story

By |2013-07-25T16:27:35-05:00July 25th, 2013|Uncategorized|2 Comments

When I was ten years old, my mother was baptized. I remember very well that Wednesday night when she handed me her purse during the invitation song and said, “I’m going down front. Wait here for me.” When the baptism was over, she came out to an almost empty auditorium, no throngs of people to [...]

24 06, 2013

Serving with a Heart of Loyalty and Love

By |2013-06-24T04:10:51-05:00June 24th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen. John 4:20 I recently found buried treasure on the Georgia coast, but it wasn't the kind you might find covered in [...]

22 05, 2013


By |2013-05-22T13:14:22-05:00May 22nd, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Before embarking on a journey it’s best to make sure the GPS is on and working properly. In the case of a journey in discipleship, the "God Positioning System" is key. For disciples of Jesus, our destination is the Kingdom of God. Guidelines for the journey have been established by the Word: Jesus is the [...]

28 04, 2013

Being Discipled Changed My Life / Sean Jackson

By |2013-04-28T16:15:47-05:00April 28th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

I have called Jesus Christ Lord and Savior since 1981. While much of my experience as a Christian has been without significant growth or milestones, one thing has shaped my spiritual life more significantly than anything else. In early 2010 I found myself in the emotional struggle of a divorce. During that time David Nolan, [...]