Releasing your loved ones to serve

By Frank Decker “For what are you willing to die?” That was a sobering, yet defining query asked of me by an older pastor during the early days of my ministry. I now find myself asking aspiring missionaries that same question. Though an unpleasant subject, it is the type of question that can serve as […]

Dancing in the furnace

By B.J. Funk When my children were younger, I received a few of those “Everything is perfect in our world” Christmas letters from well-meaning friends. I was happy for them. It’s just that their good news made me even more conscious that I had the opposite. My boys and I were struggling to get from […]