Gobsmacked by God’s Generous Love

For the last five years, every night at 8:20 pm, or 20:20, many have prayed the prayers of Pray2020: “Mold my heart, Multiply my life, and Mobilize laborers.” Andrea Buczynski reflects on God’s answers to these prayers in her life. Andrea is Cru’s vice president of Global Leadership Development and Human Resources. Gobsmacked. It’s...

What About Tomorrow?

In these days of the coronavirus pandemic, Dayle Rogers writes about the rest available to those who put themselves in God’s hands, a rest He desires for us. “Mold my heart to be one with Yours” is one of the prayer points of Pray2020. Dayle is a wife, mother and “Nana” in Orlando, Florida,...

What Do You Do When God Tries to Get Your Attention?

  The faces of my four grandsons bring delight to my life. My most treasured memories are their infant faces recognizing me for the very first time. Their faces expressed their joy as their bodies wriggled and squirmed their “hellos.”  Those memories are indescribable. When they first see me now, a few years later,...

The Day the Seashell Spoke

  I sat there discouraged as I stared out at the ocean waves, not motivated to take the next step. Little did I know the Lord was about to make this one of my most fruitful beach evangelism days ever! For a long time, I have had a burden to reach out to tourists...

It Started with the Smell of Borscht

  I get in the taxi, and before I can close the door properly, the driver says: “I want to ask you something, but do not be upset.” “Of course,” I answer curiously. “Did you eat borscht (traditional Ukrainian beet soup)?” “No, I did not,” I say, trying to figure out why he would...

The Value of Simple Obedience

  Early last year, I inadvertently learned of some unsettling, sad news:  A woman I’d met once and long admired had reached the end of her battle with cancer and was moving into hospice that weekend. She would leave behind her husband and their six children, all of whom had been adopted. I read...

My iPhone is Greater than My Life

  My first cycle ride last summer was meant to be challenging and exhilarating. Instead, it had one too many scary moments. First, a man driving by honked, yelled, pulled over (almost getting out of his car), and swore at my friend and me just because we were biking on the road, preventing him...