Your church is shut down – due to virus. Now what?

What do you do when your church is shut down due to the Corona virus or persecution? The systems may crash, but… There is actually new opportunity! I see the church shifting in beautiful ways… ***This link below was originally posted in Feb 2018. Notice the title of the post? Since the Corona Virus, thisContinue reading “Your church is shut down – due to virus. Now what?”

How to End Things :(

I always thought you had to be FOREVER faithful to people, programs, and institutions to the very end. (One of my key values is loyalty and integrity.) Sadly, I learned the hard way some things and relationships must come to an end. Ouch. Sigh. After years of investing in some thing and someone, if thereContinue reading “How to End Things :(“

How do you know if you’re in a false ‘church’?

How do you know if you’re in a false ‘church’ ? Today’s lent devotional (below) was extremely timely as I walk several clients through ‘church’ abuse in multiple churches in my area. When churches practice witchcraft – control and manipulation, there is even trauma around reading God’s Word. Breaks my heart. Thankfully, Jesus loves toContinue reading “How do you know if you’re in a false ‘church’?”

Countdown to the Cross and Open Grave! (Lent 2019)

I love the Lenten season! 🙂 Passover (some call it ‘Easter’) is the most important event in our world history, and yet it can sneak up on us. We often spend so much time focusing on Christmas, that we forget Part 2, …the dying to self-part and receiving new life in Christ! Christmas is receivingContinue reading “Countdown to the Cross and Open Grave! (Lent 2019)”

Theology: Are you a Settler or Pioneer?

This is from Brennan Manning’s book Lion and Lamb: the Relentless Tenderness of Jesus. (As read in class by Murray Dueck of Samuel’s Mantle) There are two visions of life, two kinds of people. The first see life as a possession to be carefully guarded. They are called settlers. The second see life as aContinue reading “Theology: Are you a Settler or Pioneer?”

Letters to the Church – Francis Chan

Francis Chan – Letters to the Church ( #paradigmshift ) A few quotes from Francis Chan that will get you thinking…! “God designed the Church to be much more than what the majority of us experience in America. There are many of us who believe this and want change. The good news is that GodContinue reading “Letters to the Church – Francis Chan”

What Does Freedom Look Like?

I recently asked Jesus this question: “What does freedom look like?” He immediately brought to mind the picture of the Israelites walking through the Red Sea escaping slavery… BUT … NOT grumbling and complaining in the wilderness wanting to go back to slavery …which, sadly, is what the Israelites did …and as a result diedContinue reading “What Does Freedom Look Like?”

Are you ready for new wine?

What does it cost for new wine and new wine skins? So often we want God to move but when He moves differently than we want, we shut the door on Him. Let’s not be stuck, but hungry for more of Him. You can’t see the new thing unless you let go of the old.Continue reading “Are you ready for new wine?”

Locating God’s presence this past year.

Locating God’s presence this past year. (The Grand Prayer of Examen) Look Back – Look over the past 6 – 12 months. – Where has the Lord been present and at work in my life? – What significant changes have come my way? – When have I been the most stressed? the most blessed, andContinue reading “Locating God’s presence this past year.”