“Discipleship does not come first, but grace…it begins with joy over being loved.” (Søren Kierkegaard)Read more »
“There is but one place which is both His and mine– that place is the Cross. His in virtue of His free choice; mine by reason of the curse of sin. He came there to seek me; there alone I can find Him…He took my cross for His own; I must take His Cross as my own; I must be crucified with Him. It is as I abide daily, deeply in Jesus the Crucified One, that I shall taste the sweetness of His love, the power of His life, the completeness of His salvation.” (Andrew Murray)Read more »
WEPC members Chris and Janna Lee are raising support to return as missionaries to Namibia, Africa, with the goal of reaching the country’s deaf community. In a recent interview, Janna talked about how she became a Christian, what she loves about sign language, and the challenges she and Chris face in returning to Namibia.Read more »
“May I speak with a minister, please?” said the hurried voice when I answered the phone. “It’s a personal matter.” I confirmed with her what I had suspected: she needed financial help. I transferred her to my co-worker.Read more »
On a Wednesday afternoon at Tenwek Hospital in rural Kenya, gynecological consultant Joy Irwin, M.D., saw a patient—-a thirty-eight-year-old woman who had had a stroke, could barely talk, and was suffering from a blood clot in her leg.Read more »
As a child growing up in what is now Mundri, South Sudan, Bismark Monday Avokaya moved from the home of one relative to another, dodging war and awaiting the slaughter of a costly black goat—the price required of his father to purify his home from divorce and make way for the return of his three children.Read more »
“Let love be genuine . . . Show hospitality” (Romans 12:9, 13).Read more »
A time alone in prayer and reflection, punctuated by times of corporate prayer, Scripture reading, and sharing at the Roslyn Retreat Center.Read more »
“When the sun has come, darkness prevails no longer; any of it left anywhere is driven away. So also, now that the Divine epiphany of the Word of God has taken place, the darkness of idols prevails no more, and all parts of the world in every direction are enlightened by His teaching.” (Athanasius)Read more »
“Faith must be taught correctly,
namely, that by it you are so cemented to Christ
that He and you are as one person,
which cannot be separated
but remains attached to Him forever and declares:
‘I am as Christ.’ And Christ, in turn, says:
‘I am as that sinner who is attached to Me, and I to him.’
And by faith we are joined together in one flesh and one bone.” (Martin Luther)
“Seeing an infant,
I wonder how this could be the One who says,
‘Do not I fill heaven and earth?’
I see a baby wrapped in swaddling clothes.
Is this the One who is clothed in the beautiful glory of unapproachable light?
Listen! He is crying.
Is this the One who thunders in the heavens making the angels lower their wings?
Yes, but He has emptied Himself in order to fill us.” (Guerric of Igny, d.1157)