Devotional: Pleasing God

What does it mean to “please God?” I’ve been thinking about why that term is so difficult for me.  Maybe it’s because there is a strong connection in my mind with “pleasing” people.  In the way the normal social world works, we learn the ways that others measure and expect perfection, and then work really…

Devotional: In the Darkness

I read a book recently called Shattered Dreams, by Larry Crabb. I know, that sounds a bit depressing, but it really made me think.  The main idea is that God sometimes lets our desires go unmet so that He can help us discover that our deepest desire is not actually convenience, health, wealth, or even…

Pierre Omeler II – Peru

Since arriving in Peru on January 8th, I have always been kept busy. And by the grace of God, I’ve successfully taught six official English classes. This doesn’t include teaching swimming, Bible studies, nor Sabbath School lessons. This really is a full-time job because missionaries, like pastors, serve in many ways. Our work here extends way beyond the classroom and…

Devotional: Have Patience

“Have patience, have patience  Don’t be in such a hurry  When you get impatient  You only start to worry  Remember, remember that God is patient, too  Just think of all the times when others  Have to wait for you.”* Maybe some of you had the privilege of growing up with the children’s book-on-tape (CD for…