Almost everything and anything is available to us through the internet. Entertainment. Education. Knowledge awaits at our fingertips. One click and a product from across the world arrives at your doorstep. But one thing still remains that you can’t go bid on eBay or have two-day delivered from Amazon Prime.
The calendar flipped to November in a blink. Seven Saturday’s until Christmas. A handful until Thanksgiving. The to-do lists jog onto two, even three pages. Life’s abuzz with the excitement of the holiday season—a season of joy and gratitude and God’s goodness.
But in the busyness, joy can slip through our fingers. Continue Reading...
If we’re connected on social media, you may have heard that I was diagnosed with cancer and have been on a challenging journey.
To be completely honest, I was really unsure where the path would lead. I felt like my world hadn’t only turned upside-down, but it turned inside out. Nothing really felt safe and the last thing that I wanted to be was even more vulnerable than I already felt during the brutal treatments.
So I made the decision to focus on what God was speaking to me during that time and spend as many seconds as I possibly could with my family. The trade off was that I didn’t post updates about my treatments or details about my suffering. I didn’t want anyone to feel sorry for me and even though I felt so many people #prayforzero and was so touched by the outpouring of love- I also felt a little guilty.
Would people think that I was sharing because I wanted attention? Cancer does crazy things sometimes. But, in hindsight, there was something else that prevented me from sharing, too. Continue Reading...
Ted Dekker is a New York Times best-selling author of more than twenty novels. He is best known for stories which could be broadly described as suspense thrillers with major twists and unforgettable characters, though he has also made a name for himself among fantasy fans.
This fall, I've invited a few friends to share what God is teaching them. I hope their words are an encouragement to you as you continue to awaken to the joy and delight that comes with being a child of God.
by Ted Dekker
AD30 is a sweeping epic of struggle and romance and betrayal set in ancient Arabia and Palestine.