My heart is being pricked of late because I seem to forget to start my prayers in adoration towards God. I am afraid that too often I jump right into the "Give me" part which should be the last thing we do. I learned an acronym years ago that leads us into prayer and reminds … Continue reading How to Start Your Prayers
Unleash the power of prayer and fasting
It has always been a marvel to me that Jesus intercedes for us. Not only did He pour Himself out on the cross for our salvation, but “He lives always to intercede for us (Hebrews 7:25.
One pet peeve of mine is seeing a bulletin board with old information on it. It's so simple to at least just take down the old information. I've entered church foyers and laid my eyes on bulletin boards that had not been changed in years. Ripped borders and faded paper caught my attention the most. If … Continue reading A Year’s Worth of Church Bulletin Boards
Creating Space - Before we speak or give our "wise suggestions" to another, perhaps we ought to get to know them a little. Make sure that we understand a bit about their culture and the things they deal with on a daily basis
Mankind has grappled with the definition of truth throughout the ages. Hours before His death, Pilate posed this question to Jesus. But Pilate’s query was rhetorical, meant to dismiss the subject. He was only interested in the truth of Rome, Caesar, and political power
There's a lot to deal with in midlife. That empty nest syndrome for one can really take you for a loop. But that is not the only crisis you are looking at as you are "becoming sage". What does that even mean? "to become sage". You might have thought about the herb. But the first … Continue reading Midlife Crisis: Becoming Sage
we think of the disciplines as something we choose. Suffering and persecution are not something we choose but something that is forced upon us. But then again, maybe it can indeed be a chosen way of life. Let's dig further.
One of my prime times of spiritual growth came through a small discipleship group I belonged to in my 20’s, and by the on-going mentoring of an older godly woman. W
True Repentance Makes us Ready to Meet the Lord. We see the day coming but we are no more ready to face the King of Kings and the Lords of Lords than they were in Joel's day. We sit in our padded pews and "mourn" the sinfulness of our nation but ignore the subtle sins … Continue reading True Repentance What Does it Look Like?