Persuasive Words of Men?

If your faith is based on the persuasive words of men, your faith will not go deep. 
When life difficulty comes, your faith will fall.
 But, if your faith is based on the power of Holy Spirit, 
the kingdom of God in your life will be unshakable. Jesus didn’t merely share information, nor motivational speaking. Jesus alwaysContinue reading “Persuasive Words of Men?”

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)”

Do Leaders Need to Repent?

Do leaders need to repent …or can they sweep things under the carpet? When leaders fail to repent for idolatry and do not make heart change, not only do they cut off blessing in their own lives, but also in the lives of the people that they lead. When a person walks in idolatry (bowingContinue reading “Do Leaders Need to Repent?”

What’s next Papa?!

“This resurrection life you received from God is not a timid, grave-tending life. It’s adventurously expectant, greeting God with a childlike “What’s next, Papa?” God’s Spirit touches our spirits and confirms who we really are. We know who he is, and we know who we are: Father and children. And we know we are goingContinue reading “What’s next Papa?!”

Has God’s Glory Left?

Where has His Glory gone…? My adventures in 1 Samuel continue… I read Chapter 4 today… 19 Now his daughter-in-law, the wife of Phinehas, was pregnant, about to give birth. And when she heard the news that the ark of God was captured, and that her father-in-law and her husband (priests) were dead, she bowed andContinue reading “Has God’s Glory Left?”

My Vision on Women

One morning I woke up with a vision of a family who is well known and loved within their community caring for orphans and widows and the homeless, but behind closed doors the daughters are mistreated. Several older daughters left the family to find freedom. The next daughter in line spoke up against the mistreatment,Continue reading “My Vision on Women”

You Let Me Rest

I’ve been meditating on this old familiar Psalm quite a bit lately… May you too turn it into a prayer for yourself… “You let me rest in fields of green grass. You lead me to streams of peaceful water, and you refresh my life. You are true to your name, and you lead me alongContinue reading “You Let Me Rest”

Lenten Reading for the Third Sunday in Lent:

Light five candles before reading. Usually God holds back his anger over sin. But one time he let it loose, so we would know how serious it is to turn our backs away from God and toward the darkness, and so we would know how great his wrath is against sin. BUT he did notContinue reading “Lenten Reading for the Third Sunday in Lent:”

Lenten Reading for the Second Sunday in Lent:

Light six candles before reading. God created people for relationship, for His glory. He gave them everything they could need or want. But they listened to the enemy’s lies instead. They no longer believed God’s gifts were enough. They turned their backs on God and lost their place in perfect friendship with Him. Now theyContinue reading “Lenten Reading for the Second Sunday in Lent:”

Sabbatical Learnings: Lesson One Wrecked Me

This first lesson of sabbatical completely wrecked me… I’ve heard that the greatest theologians of our time, who ponder all the wonderful questions of theology, are often impacted most deeply of the love of God. I use to smile at this knowing a preschooler could get it. Yet, the first half of my sabbatical IContinue reading “Sabbatical Learnings: Lesson One Wrecked Me”