By Bob Mize The seven statements Jesus uttered while dying for our sins guide us through the darkest hours of this universe. They also precede the most glorious event of all times—the resurrection. May these words bring us to contrition before our God and then to gratitude for his mercy. One: Forgiving “Father, forgive them, […]
It’s Father’s Day!
By Bob Mize Once a new father told me, “Becoming a dad is the best thing I ever did!” With many others, not so much. It is tough being a dad. Frustrations and challenges overwhelm. Scriptures like, “Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord” […]
Mother’s Secrets to Longevity
By Bob Mize We live with and care for my 93-year-old mother. She raised four sons and a daughter. She is a child of the Great Depression, often observing, along with her peers, that they didn’t know how poor they were. Loss has been her constant companion. She has lost two parents, two brothers, two […]
Who’s Following Your Example?
By Bob Mize My goal in writing this article is to motivate kingdom people to disciple others. Modern believers have largely concluded that winning and maturing disciples is artificial and difficult, rather than a natural part of Christian living. Jesus modeled the process before he ever asked his followers to do the same. […]
First Things First–Loving and Serving God Above All Else
By Bob Mize My wife and I went to a crowded coffee shop, purchased our drinks, but found no place to sit. A man was sitting alone at the end of a long table. Spread out in front of him was an open Bible, a notebook, a Bible commentary, and a computer with ear […]