The Secret to Practical, Powerful, Love

The Secret to Practical, Powerful, Love

“Ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.” How sad it is that Jesus has to stretch out his hands pleading with his people to come unto him, and they refuse to hear, refuse to believe, refuse to receive the comfort of the fulness that God designed should be theirs. Jesus wept over the impenitent city of Jerusalem, and cried with brokenness o

Make 2019 the Best Year of Your Life!

Make 2019 the Best Year of Your Life!

2019 is now upon us. It’s hard to believe that 2018 is already a thing of the past. When I was a teenager a much older person once told me, “The older you get, the quicker it seems that time passes.” I can definitely say, without a doubt that is true. So, let me ask you this question: In 2018 what significant things have you done . . . for God?

Near to the Heart of Poverty

Near to the Heart of Poverty

One Sabbath, I headed out on my own to do outreach. After about five minutes of walking down the streets of Toronto, I noticed a homeless woman sitting cross-legged in the back corner of a store. She was young, had cropped red hair, and was wearing a faint white t-shirt that barely fit over her wide belly – It took a mere couple of seconds for me t

God Said, “Do It”: How Dr. Lela Lewis Surmounts Challenges in Ministry and Motherhood

God Said, “Do It”: How Dr. Lela Lewis Surmounts Challenges in Ministry and Motherhood

With a sunny smile that she shares generously throughout a busy week of patient care and planning logistics, Dr. Lela Lewis clearly enjoys what she does. She also leaves everyone wondering how she balances her roles as president of Your Best Pathway to Health (YbPTH), mother to four young children, and professional obstetrician/gynecologist. Throug

A Cause Worthy of Sacrifice: For Millennials, Pathway to Health Is a Surprising Draw

A Cause Worthy of Sacrifice: For Millennials, Pathway to Health Is a Surprising Draw

If its social media and online engagement say anything—and in this day and age, when even the POTUS and Pontifex tweet, they say a lot—Your Best Pathway to Health should not be an organization for millennials. I came to this realization when my editor texted me a few days ago asking if I’d found the hashtag for the Los Angeles event. Then I remembe

A Sneak Preview of Heaven

A Sneak Preview of Heaven

Ricardo, 59, is from Guatemala, and he makes me think about heaven.* When I meet him, his face is etched with lines of care. He nods quickly when I ask to take his picture but doesn’t try to smile when I hold up the camera. Three years ago, after immigrating to the United States, Ricardo suffered a stroke that left him in a coma. When he woke up in

Remember the Alamodome!

Remember the Alamodome!

More than 1,700 medical and non-medical volunteers participated in this year’s Your Best Pathway to Health medical mission in San Antonio, Texas, from April 8 to 10. These hardy volunteers not only set up and broke down the makeshift hospital at the Alamodome, but they woke up before dawn so the clinic could open its doors to a grateful public at 7

Misjudging the Master: Where the One-Talent Servant Went Wrong

Misjudging the Master: Where the One-Talent Servant Went Wrong

In the beginning of Jesus’ parable of the talents (Matthew 25:14-30), the master sets a pattern of parallelism: he gives each servant some talents to invest while he is away. At his return, the master should receive back his possessions with interest. The story should then come to a happy end with the master praising his faithful servants for a job

Medical Missionary Work for the Glory of God

Medical Missionary Work for the Glory of God

In service, sickness or death, Dr. Kent Brantly wanted to “glorify God,” he said in a statement upon his release from the Emory University Hospital after surviving the deadly Ebola virus. Despite contracting a potentially fatal disease, he saw his work as a “calling from God.” While some questioned and ridiculed his missionary work as narcissistic,