joy of faithfulness
byon November 13th, 2014 | 5 responses
In early 2014, the attention of the world turned to Sochi, Russia, where Olympic athletes pursued their lifelong quests. Our family loves the Summer and Winter Games—the global pageantry, the athletes’ grit and fight, the goodwill expressed among countries. Our favorite moments are the... read more »
joyful in hope . . .
byon November 4th, 2014 | one response
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you choose Q: what does it mean to have abundant life?
byon October 20th, 2014 | 4 responses
Q: What does it mean to have “life and more abundantly/abundant life”? Is this referring to eternal life or better life here and now—as we know it? Or both? I’m hoping it’s more than just a platitude as it is so often used. Thanks a bunch! —Kimberly A:... read more »
byon September 26th, 2014 | 5 responses
Recently, our family took a trip to visit my parents in a distant state. Our two boys love their “Grams” and “Pa,” so they were excited to see their grandparents. They were also excited to miss a week of school, to travel by aircraft, and because we had tickets for all of the guys in the... read more »
finding joy in Jesus
byon September 6th, 2014 | 2 responses
We’ve all heard that God’s plans are more important than our own. And if you’re like me, you’ve nodded your head in agreement at the wisdom of those words. Yet when we encounter a situation in life where things don’t go according to our plans, we can often become devastated! John the... read more »
byon August 25th, 2014 | 3 responses
For the past 2 years, I’ve served in a church in the urban heart of a large city. It’s a difficult ministry that calls one to have deep compassion and an open heart for others—things that don’t come naturally to me. I often feel woefully unqualified and wonder how I can be the person of... read more »
a merry heart . . .
byon July 15th, 2014 | one response
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endure toward joy
byon July 8th, 2014 | 5 responses
When people become comatose, one of the many concerns is to keep their muscles from degenerating. Atrophy sets in quickly when there is no movement. On the other hand, most exercise trainers will tell you that muscle grows after it has been under stress. Strenuous exercise makes small tears in the... read more »
when . . . I will . . .
byon June 27th, 2014 | no responses
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now unto Him . . .
byon June 24th, 2014 | no responses
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