A Moving Journal-Day 5

  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 [...]

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A Moving Journal-Day 4

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 [...]

A Moving Journal-Day 3

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 [...]

Moving Journal–Day 2

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 [...]

What’s A Martyr?

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?

Give Up That Too Small God!

(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 [...]

But What About…???

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 [...]

Why, Oh Lord, Why?

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 [...]

Do You Serve Before God’s Altar?

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 [...]

Ultracrepidarianism Is Killing The Local Church!

Do you know what an expert is?  Well, listen to the word and you hear 2 words.  The first word is "ex"--"ex" means former, or once was.  The second word is (sounds like) "spurt"--a "spurt" is water under pressure.  Therefore, an expert is a has been who is under pressure.  So know that I am [...]

RADICAL!: GRACE, Part 1

Well, there is more, much more to the Radical Message of the Kingdom of God.  When I think about this Radical Message I think about God's Grace.  And when I think about God's Grace, I think about Jonah.  Let me back up.  When I think about God's Grace in its entirety, of course I think [...]