Well, the day has arrived. Usually I'm sharing this at the end of the day--but at the end of this day....well, I might be a bit too tired to write. But already this morning I have learned "another" lesson. What is it? Glad you asked! Sometimes, many times, it's not that we need God to [...]
Well, yesterday didn't end like I had planned it. I even forgot to publish Day 8 until this morning. Everything was supposed to be finished with just our dirty clothes, bedding and toiletries to pack. This morning was supposed to be a "chilling-out" day. Well, you know what they say, the best laid plans of mice [...]
Welcome to Jeopardy, Randy. "Thanks, Alex, I'll take Chaos and Stress for $1,000." And the answer is: "This picture is what it feels like." Yes, Randy: "What is the feeling you have when the moving truck will be here in 2 days?" Correct! Well, today started like usual. Packing some more, taking some more [...]
Well, good evening to all. I'm sure this journal has you sitting on the edge of your chair. Yeah, Right. Even I'm not that delusional. Well, today can you guess what we did? If you guessed that we sat in easy chairs watching TV, you will not make it to Final Jeopardy. More packing and [...]
OK, Day 3 is in the books. In 4 more days the moving company will arrive to pick up our belongings. Then, on Monday afternoon we will meet them again at our new home. I guess you could say this is entering "crunch time". At least it feels this way. Here was my day. At [...]
Well, Day 2 has come to an end in this adventure of preparing for the move. Today I preached my final message at this church. It was indeed a mixture of great joy and sadness. Hugs were everywhere--tears offered and tears fought back. Over these many years of preaching, the Spirit always challenges me and [...]
The work of God's Grace is always about transforming us into the instruments He wants in order to reclaim His Creation's Image Bearers. Being "in the world but not of the world" is not only possible through His Grace, it is ESSENTIAL to be a real follower of Jesus!
We urgently need more martyrs today! Can you imagine the revival that would happen in the U.S. if "Comfortable Christians", Tenured Pew Sitters, Churchians and others who are more focused on their little piece of the church than the Kingdom of God would embrace J.D.'s challenge?
(Note: This is the third in my Lent Series “Give It Up!” It is about the things we need to give up and not take back up at Easter) 2 Kings 6:8-17 The Message 8 One time when the king of Aram was at war with Israel, after consulting with his officers, he [...]
If you are not a United Methodist, or have not been following "The Great Controversy", or are simply a United Methodist who has had their head buried in the sand while hoping "The Great Controversy" will just go away, these words from my heart and mind will probably not mean much to you and you [...]
Once again our nation is reeling from yet another act of senseless violence, though it made perfect sense to Nikolas Cruz. And thus my question this morning: Why, oh Lord, why did this happen? There are those who will answer my question, but with the wrong answer. "It's the gun laws, rather, the lack of [...]
OK, since God calls us to be a Kingdom of Priests (1 Peter 2:9) I ask you: Whose altar is it? Priests in the Old Testament served before the Altar of God, meaning God owned that altar. If the altar is yours then the Fire of Revival will never fall on it. The fire from [...]