This morning I was reading 1 John chapter 1. My reason was simple: I was practicing what I preach. Imagine that, a preacher actually doing what he or she preaches. I was reading for the sake of listening to God. No Bible study prep time or sermon prep or looking for my next blog. Just [...]
“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 [...]
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 [...]
(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 [...]
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?
What is the best and most perfect image for this Season of Christmas? Let's look at a few of those images. The Christmas Tree. Now that's what ought to speak into the hearts of people. Right? For many, it's all about "The Tree"! The Christmas Lights. Ah, there's nothing like loading up family and friends [...]
Probably my shortest blog, but a message that is unfinished in me and I long for the day when this prayer has perfected the work in me. It came to me, and I know it is from The Holy Spirit, as I was doing my morning stroll around the yard and praying. I want to [...]
Here lately I've gone back to some of the great classics when it comes to a solid understanding about the nature of God's Kingdom. And one of those great teachers from the past is A.W. Tozer. Yesterday this one really grabbed me and I thought, "Wow! So simple but even more powerfully true! Why can't [...]
Pray tell, what good is a yo-yo without string? I mean, really? What's its purpose? Maybe it will make for a good late, late night infomercial? "That's right folks, a stringless yo-yo. It's available in 4 stunning colors and for a limited time you can get it for only 4 easy payments of $16.43, plus [...]
For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven...A time to be quiet and a time to speak. (Ecclesiastes 3:1 & 7 N.L.T.) I’ve been in this time of blog silence. For the past 2 months, with a couple of exceptions, I have avoided this blog and even reading a lot [...]