Reflecting on Privileges, Burdens of Ministry

Pastors love walking with their people through life’s celebrations and tribulations, but in ministry, pastors often carry burdens of their own.

Welcome to The Father’s House: Bringing Love, Hope, and Revival Back To San Francisco

My family had the opportunity to attend the kickoff service at The Fathers House SF in San Francisco, CA in late September. Our daughter was part of the serving...

Open the Eyes of my Heart, Lord

In Ephesians 1, Paul didn’t pray for material blessings, but for spiritual perception. In verse 19, he prayed “the eyes of your understanding being enlightened.” The word understanding means heart.

Pastors and Politics: Preaching from a Kingdom Mindset

By Wanda Alger, IFA Field Correspondent Many pastors are reluctant to talk about politics in their churches because of the potential backlash from members. The fear of losing congregants or...

Does God Have our Ultimate Loyalty

Loyalty is the quality of standing firm in one’s devotion or allegiance to someone or something. Loyalty comes from the heart, not from a feeling of obligation or from a legal contract.

The Difficulty of Finding Love

A father had two sons who he loved very much. In fact, his love for them was perfect and unending. Unfortunately, due to ignorance, neither son realized his father’s love.

The Savior is Knocking

When looking at the door in the painting, Light of the World, you can see there is no handle or knob on the outside. The door must be opened from the inside! You must allow Jesus to enter.

5 Things Replacing God’s Direction in Your Life

Do you feel like you can’t sense God’s direction in your life? It’s possible you can’t clearly hear His instructions because you’re already following the direction you received from...

Litter Problem Reminds Us To Keep Our Life Clean

It was a great job. It paid a whopping $2 per hour--minimum wage. We reported to the county prison camp every morning, sharpened our nails, filled up the ice chest, and jumped on the red prison bus with bars on the windows. People stared at us as we rode around town, wondering what we did to deserve this.

Things Every Believer Ought to Know

My tire was too flat and I pulled off the road. Suddenly, this little sports car zipped around me, and parked in front of my car.