Portfolio Category: Desiring God

Six Prayers for the Half-Hearted

Did you love the Lord your God with all your heart yesterday? Jesus says, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength” (Mark 12:30). All. Those simple three letters are both haunting […]

A Grief Misunderstood

They got the foldaway crib. Although not wealthy, they spared no expense for their soon-to-arrive little boy. Anticipation increased with every passing day. Would she be a good mother? Would he be the father he never had? With fixed smiles and sweaty hands, they counted down the days until heaven’s […]

Is God Mad at Us? How to Respond to Evil

Satan plots and terrorizes to cause real harm. But even his evil schemes don’t fall outside God’s good designs to uphold and display the supremacy of Christ. Watch Now

How the Spirit Draws a Child: Five Things Parents Can Do

A child’s young life is filled with new experiences. There are those firsts, like the first taste of ice cream or the first sight of an ocean. There are special memories, like a fifth birthday or skating on a frozen lake. There are many new discoveries, like visiting the zoo […]

The Benefit of Bad Sermons

My family had recently moved to a new city, and we were visiting a new church. The service started well, but moments after the preacher entered the pulpit, my heart stopped. This was going to be the worst sermon I had ever heard. Quickly, the preacher checked off my pet […]

Freedom from the Self-Focused Life

The world isn’t about us. But even as Christians, we can be slow to love the truth that everything exists for God. But when we do, nothing stays the same. Watch Now

We Believe in the Holy Spirit

We believe in the Holy Spirit. That reality is more than meets the eye. That God is alive and at work in our world, and in our lives. That an unseen Person prompts, protects, and provides for those who are Christ’s. That an almighty, invisible Spirit powerfully brings the eternal […]