When I was going to school, this title, “Friend or Foe,” was used for teaching as it relates to fire. The assignment was trying to impress our young minds that fire was not to be played with until we were mature enough to handle it properly. There were pictures on both sides of the page. One was about how fire could be our friend. On the other side, there was a picture about how fire could be our foe.




Jesus said, “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it” (Matt. 7:13-14).

An Extended Arm of Mercy

I would like to leave my testimony and an encouragement to us brethren in one area of service that the Lord has opened up for us. This service concerns the open door in Christian Disaster Relief work. Recently, while giving some time in the cleanup work in New Orleans after hurricane Isaac, I received an impression from the Lord that He has asked me to share.


What is my Goliath?

“And the Philistine said, I defy the armies of Israel this day; give me a man, that we may fight together. When Saul and all Israel heard those words of the Philistine, they were dismayed, and greatly afraid” (1 Sam. 17:10,11). “Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied” (v. 45).



As we make our way along this journey through life, what is our state of mind? Are we courageous? Do we carry in our hearts a love for the things of God? Does the way we are living point those around us to a brighter way? Are we humble enough to be useful to God?