December 2019

At the Crossroads

She is at a crossroads considering her options. This is simply another choice in a long line of decisions that have brought her to the place where she stands today. Yet, this choice feels different. Her heart and head are battling; everything inside of her tells her that this is the biggest decision she has ever faced.

Prayer as Worship Leading to Sanctification

Living a Jesus-filled life is a life of worship. We can practice a worship-filled life by consecrating our life to God daily in prayer even as we allow His Spirit to fill us. This lifestyle follows when we recognize Jesus as Lord of our lives and allow His love to fill and guide us. Worship through consecration leads to sanctification (see 1 Thess. 5:23-24).

Dialogue with God Through Loving our Neighbor

I grew up near Paris, France, as an atheist. I became a scientist, doing research in artificial intelligence in the 1990s. I had studied science for many years, but the Lord began to touch my heart and guide me to His love; now I wanted to study the Christian faith. For a long time, it was difficult for me to connect my previous scientific studies with my study of the Christian faith, but I began to bridge the gap when I realized that the scientific method has two facets: experiments and principles.

Remaining in Jesus: The Foundation for Dialogue with God

A while back while waiting in a doctor’s office, a person next to me struck up a conversation and asked what I did for a living. I replied that I was a prison chaplain and this person replied, “Oh—that must be interesting. What does a prison chaplain do?”