The Call of Obscurity

They went about in sheepskins and goatskins, destitute,
persecuted and mistreated—the world was not worthy of them.
They wandered in deserts and mountains, living in caves and in holes in the ground.
-HEBREWS 11:37-38 (NIV)
 
WHEN I ENTERED THE COMPETITION my hopes and dreams were big.  I thought that maybe—just maybe—God was opening the door for me to pursue a concert ministry that would lead to recording contracts and—if I’m really going to be honest—a degree of recognition or notoriety.
 
It was 1986 when I first entered the vocal competition at the
Christian Artists Seminar of the Rockies held annually at the YMCA of Estes Park, Colorado.  Read more…


“Have To” or “Get To”

“For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ,
 not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for Hi
m.”
-Philippians 1:29

LIFE IS AN AMAZING ADVENTURE.  It is full of ups and downs, joys and sorrows.  We all face challenges and hardships we dread or wish we could avoid but can’t—the “have tos” of life.  There are also a lot of blessings and joys along the way—the “get tos” of life.

I wonder—which list is longer?  Are there more “have tos” than “get tos” in my life?  How about yours?   Read more…