If I know the language ever so perfectly and speak like a pundit and have not love that grips the heart, I am nothing. If I have decorations and diplomas and am proficient in up-to-date methods and have not the touch of understanding love, I am nothing. If I am able to worst my opponents in argument so as to make fools of them, and have not the wooing note, I am nothing. If I have all faith and great ideals and magnificent plans and ... Read More about If I have not love…
by Elisabeth Elliot When we are waiting on God, which I think every Christian ought to be all the time, we do not have a time schedule in front of us. We don’t know when or whether God is going to answer a particular prayer or do a particular thing or get us out of a certain situation or change any of the conditions of our lives. And sometimes we think of our lives as being on hold. I don’t think waiting on God is a merely passive thing. And ... Read More about Sit still, my daughter.
by Kim McBirney, age 16 Though I speak with respect and honor, if I don't have love in it all, I speak vainly. Although I may hear and understand my parents, and have faith enough that they'll make the right decisions, if I show no love to them in the rough waters, I am nothing. And though I lend a helping hand around the house, and give of my time to be of service, if I don't have love in doing it, it doesn't benefit me anything. True ... Read More about A Teenager’s Version of 1 Corinthians 13
Sweetness in Singleness Several girls have been having a great conversation on one of the earlier interview posts that I wanted to share with everyone. Thanks to Lanier, anonymous, and Jessica for your thoughts and being willing to be transparent for the sake of others. Jessica: Lanier, I just wanted to thank you for sharing about the things that helped draw you closer to Jesus. It was very encouraging for me to read what you wrote since I am ... Read More about Single-Minded
A room without books is like a body without a soul. -Cicero Click the images for captions and close-up views of the bookshelves of the YLCF Team Members (those who aren't in the midst of cross-country moves and beginning deployment, that is!). And start taking pictures of your own books: we're having a bookshelf photo carnival next week! I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists ... Read More about Our Bookshelves
by Elisabeth Elliot (a few notes to an inquirer about writing) The best way to begin writing is to begin writing. One method is to start a journal. Not a diary which must be written in daily, but a plain, blank notebook in which you may write as much or as little as you choose, and only when you have something to say. I have kept journals since I was about sixteen. It is one way of forcing yourself to articulate lessons learned, prayers, ... Read More about Rules for Writing from Elisabeth Elliot