In the past year or so we have all been faced with many changes. There are some things in our lives that no matter how hard times get, should not be shaken. Our hope! We could look at “change” as a test or whatever our mind can imagine. But like the 1st century church […]
Jesus tells a story about an ornery “young son” who asked his father for an early collection of his inheritance. We all know this famous story in Luke 15, that when the son had wasted everything, he came to his senses, and came home humbly asking for a place as a slave. What was his […]
…we can learn godly and biblical principles “til the cows come home” but we will not see real and lasting change in our lives, increase in spiritual maturation until what we have learned has been applied.
Time alone does not heal, God does! Recently I attended my 29 year old Nephews funeral. Patrick left behind his wife Carrie, his 4 year old son Joshua, my older brother (his dad), and their immediate family, and a host of other people that knew and loved Patrick. This huge loss for my brother Hal […]
We often times hear and read slogans being chanted on the news and newspapers “save the whales”, “hug a tree”, or “protect the environment”. I would like to suggest to us that God is ready for us to “change the environment”. Yes, I believe God would want us to become “environmentalists”. Many of us operate […]
I want to encourage us to move in the direction of sonship/daughtership. First by identifying our heart posture, and then taking deliberate steps to walk out of that posture into a posture of submission. In my previous blog, when we took the test to see if we could identify orphan issues in our heart, we […]
What characterizes an “orphaned heart”. An orphaned heart is nothing more really than a heart that feels alone, unloved, & outside looking in. Our earthly fathers give us significance, and our mothers provide us with nourishing love. If we have deficits in either of these areas, we are living our lives somewhat like an orphan, […]
“Haven’t we always needed God?” I am convinced that this will become more paramount as the days and months continue on in this world wide financial crisis. As we are daily made aware of decline in money markets, with increased stress levels, the need for God will increase. I repeat! “Haven’t we always needed God?” […]