August 2017 - all things faithful

Monthly Archives: August 2017

Francis Chan #faithbuilder

Dr. Francis Chan

 Having faith often means doing what others see as crazy.   What are you living for? Pastoral courage comes in many forms. For some, it’s the courage to lead their congregations in new, challenging directions. For others, it might be standing up against the lure of errant teaching pervading much of today’s church. For Francis […]

bottom of the barrel by judy knotts

Bottom Of The Barrel

Guest Post by Judy Knotts This was dropped in my lap as I cruised along in my newly leased upscale, all powerful, shiny vehicle that knows more than I do. The radio was doing its thing in the background. It was just white noise until these words leaped out at me— “You will find God […]

Steven Lavaggi: The Artist of Hope

This week, illuminare continues to give others hope and inspiration by promoting faith builders  who are following their calling with action to help others around the world. Internationally acclaimed as the “Artist of Hope”, Steven Lavaggi is known for his imaginative, original paintings and grand scale murals, as well as his home decor and jewelry […]

John Piper person to know faithbuilder

John Piper

If you live gladly to make others glad in God, your life will be hard, your risks will be high, and your joy will be full.   What strikes us most about John Piper is his ability to pierce our souls with his words and his convictions. Founder of #faithfulpick, chancellor of Bethleham College […]

being loved by judy knotts

Being Loved

Guest Post by Judy Knotts What Is It We Want? What is it we all want most? Is it money, fame, power? Is it a job, good health, a home? Is it relief from mental and physical pain? Is it an opportunity to get an education? Is it to enjoy the freedoms guaranteed to Americans […]