In her first book, Jackie Hill Perry says of her transformation in Christ, “I am what God’s goodness will do to a soul once grace gets to it." Today we provide a brief look at Jackie's early years as we prepare for our work through her study of Jude.
I often say that my least favorite time to live in Oregon is during the months of January and February. Upon waking each morning, the sun is still sleeping, the rain is pounding, and the air is cold. As I lay in bed trying to summon the motivation to get up, I find myself longing for certain places where the air is warm and crisp and the daylight stretches on for hours.
Editor's Note: In the series "Encounters with Evangelists," UFC Women share stories of people who have influenced their walks with Jesus. Today Ginny Riley, who was instrumental in the discipleship of many UFC women during her years in Eugene, writes about how her parents consistently shared with her the good news of faith in Jesus. It is an honor to welcome her to this little online corner.
What do you think of when you hear the word evangelism? Maybe you recall knocking on doors, missions trips, or curbside testifying. But there's also a more general form of evangelism, one that is profound without the use of biblical tenets. There's hardly a better example than the wonder in creation being shared by a little child.
So that morning, as my last call for help, I said in a loud voice, "Jesus, if you really exist, I need you now!" A very strange sensation made me sit on the couch. Then, in my mind, I started to name to God one-by-one the bad experiences He had made me go through in my life.