B4T Blog

Patrick Lai and guest bloggers write about the joys, challenges, and rewards that come with taking the Gospel to the least-reached through real business.

A LOVE AFFAIR WITH JESUS

A LOVE AFFAIR WITH JESUS

Have you ever thought deeply about your relationship with Jesus in terms of being a love affair? I hadn’t thought about this until this past year when I began reading some writings of Welton Gaddy. Many of these thoughts that follow, originate from his writings and...

CHANGING TIMES

CHANGING TIMES

I Chronicles 12 tells of David building his army. One group of men, the men of Issachar are singled out as ones who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do. They understood the times In 2020, we were bombarded with information about the times...

LOVE AS GOD LOVES US

LOVE AS GOD LOVES US

I have been thinking lately what a work for God it is, just loving people. -Lilias Trotter I was fresh out of the University of Oregon and did not even know if I’d like kids, as I’d not been around any for years. But my home church in Milwaukee needed a Youth Pastor...

CHANGING

CHANGING

CHANGING times It wasn’t until December last year, that I paid my first visit to a post office last year—that got me thinking: every day, we use words like email, laptop, mobile phone, digital. But when I graduated from college just 4 decades ago, these words were...

ON RUNNING

ON RUNNING

  Six miles and 15 minutes later, I’ve not moved one foot. Pedaling at a steady almost methodical pace, the sweat is now streaming off my head; the air enters my lungs in bursts. I keep peeking at the screen to see how much longer I need to push myself.  I like...

WELCOME 2021

WELCOME 2021

Last week I wrote about 3 things God gives us strength for. This week I wish to complete that thought. As thy days, so shall thy strength shall be. -Deuteronomy 33:25, KJV Our God is a promise keeper. We may be confident that He will keep His promise completely. He is...

A NEW YEAR!

Every new year is the beginning of a new journey. How will we fare? What will the road be like?  Will our way be rough or easy?  We may have some rough roads to travel before the year is done. If the way is to be flower strewn; a soft robe and velvet slippers will do....

BLESSED NEW YEAR!

BLESSED NEW YEAR!

As we stand on the brink of a New Year, we wonder what the future holds. Most of us probably approach a milestone like this with a combination of excitement and a bit of apprehension. We're excited about what 2020 might mean for us, and for the same reason we're aware...

A B4T CHRISTMAS

A B4T CHRISTMAS

T'was the night before Christmas and all through the land, Not a creature was stirring not a woman or man.No music, no worship, no toys, decorations,For His grace, peace and love, has not come to this nation.I must jump in my Honda and streak through the sky,Knowing...

JOY TO THE WORLD

JOY TO THE WORLD

As I read the Biblical accounts of the Christmas story, I am impressed with the frequent mentions of JOY. The shepherds were the first to hear this announcement . . . I bring you good news of great JOY that will be for all the people. (Luke 2:10-11) When Mary found...

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