Here's a great word of hope for us... via United Methodist Mania (And what we can do about it)
Mike tells a story of his life that reflects the story of so many lives today. I have seen much of my story in his….be ready to see yourself and to see Jesus!
I have gone to church as long as I can remember. I recall hot summer nights lying on a church pew while my mom waved an old cardboard fan with a giant Popsicle stick handle. It had a pretty picture on one side and funeral home advertisement on the other. That was air conditioning in those days.
As I grew up I had a lot of experiences in church. I learned the bible by being in Sunday School every week. I have to tell you that when I say every week I am not exaggerating in the least. My family was in church nearly every single Sunday, twice. We were there nearly every Wednesday night. We even went to church on vacation.
I remember many times walking into a strange church on a Sunday morning in Colorado or whatever state we were visiting. To be honest, as a kid I…
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“He was despised and rejected—a man of sorrows, acquainted with deepest grief.” Isaiah 53:3 Grief is another of the tools of the trade used by our Enemy to make us dread another week, another day, even another minute. Our source of grief can be the death of a family member or friend. Just yesterday we [...]
Now, I'm not here to brag about College football, just making some Kingdom Observations. For football fans, last night and for the next few days, there is an air of excitement. It's the NFL selecting which players will have an opportunity to take their skill sets to the next level. I admit that though I'm [...]
Well, I know, it's a deep subject for such a shallow mind as mine. But the Holy Spirit finally led me to the concluding post about this scourge and plague infecting the Body of Christ known as Cultural Bias. I could go on and on listing views and even honest beliefs people hold as [...]
I was going to wait until I finished this series of posts before I addressed this issue. But the Holy Spirit won't leave me alone, so here goes: What does The Bible really say about women as teachers, pastors, or preachers? As with all these posts about the influences of cultural biases and how [...]
Does God insist on us being a "Christian" nation, and does this fulfill our mission? Before I am tarred and feathered for my reflections on this topic, know that I am a Dad and a Father-In-Law to active duty combat veterans. I support them and the fellow soldiers in all their duties for our nation [...]
(This post is for those I wounded last week. I am truly sorry.) 15 While Jesus was having dinner at Levi’s house, many tax collectors and sinners were eating with Him and His disciples, for there were many who followed Him. 16 When the teachers of the law who were Pharisees saw Him eating [...]
I thought I would share a bit of my process today in hearing from God, and what I do when I get a picture, word, or something else. I have learnt that God loves our process and it is how we build an intimate relationship with Him, as we press in to hear His heart and catch the meaning for the things He shows us.
Isaiah 45:3 I will give you hidden treasures, riches stored in secret places, so that you may know that I am the LORD, the God of Israel, who summons you by name.
Prov 25:2 It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings.
During a time of worship recently, God gave me a picture of a weather vane that was spinning around really fast. This is not unusual for me to get a…
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One time, back in the day when dancing was considered taboo, a Methodist bishop was asked, “Can Methodists dance?” He thought for a moment and said, “Well, some can, and some can't.” Dancing is certainly biblical. King David danced in a parade as the Ark of God was brought to the city of Jerusalem. King [...]
(Here is the rest of the conversation going on in my head about cultural bias and the church…Due to the nature of this mind, viewer discretion is advised. The Spiritually immature, not to be confused with “new believers”, may not be able to comprehend these thoughts. Please read the first part before reading [...]