February 7, 2012

Prayer Part 1

There is allot more to prayers than just saying them  Many years ago, I had a dear friend who was a devoted prayer warrior. He had been faithfully praying as to whether he should continue his medical practice here in the US or move back to his native country of Zimbabwe to be near […]
January 17, 2012

Inception

Changing Your Mind Changes Everything Whenever God leads a person to uncharted territory, He first tells them to change their thinking.  “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.” Mark 1:15 These words were spoken by John the Baptist who was a catalyst for […]
January 10, 2012

Dust or Divine

Abraham Heschel used to say that we are part dust and part divine – in other words, part of us aims at the highest and most noble things in life, and the other part of us is attracted to the lowest, darkest things in life. The good part is divine (directed towards heaven and […]
January 3, 2012

Is Your Compass External or Internal

Over the holidays, I had a conversation with someone who was concerned with a young family member’s recent choices. They described them this way, “They don’t have an internal compass”. That simple remark captured my attention and reminded me of something Paul said: Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not […]
December 6, 2011

What Names do you Give your Seasons?

Joseph called the name of the firstborn Manasseh. “For,” he said, “God has made me forget all my hardship and all my father’s house.” The name of the second he called Ephraim, “For God has made me fruitful in the land of my affliction“. Genesis 4 1: 51-52 ESV After everything happened, Joseph and […]
December 1, 2011

A Culture of Gratitude

Last week, I prayed that we would be like Joseph in the Bible, who after many years of confinement, betrayal, and false accusations, refused resentment, and because of it, saw the hand of God working in the darkest places. Joseph named his two sons according to his spiritual journey of finding hope in hardship. […]
November 15, 2011

Gratitude, the only cure for Resentment

Resentment – How subtle and indirectly it comes at you! How you can wake up one day and find yourself in its deadly grip. More than often, life attacks us, not directly, but on our flanks – and its preferred weapon is resentment. There is nothing worse than not knowing which direction an assault […]
November 8, 2011

The Autumn of Your Life

As I write this we are in the middle of the magnificent fall season. Fall is the shedding time that occurs just before winter. The leaves on the trees begin their stunning transformation, changing into a profusion colors stemming from golden brown to bright red. It seems like the trees themselves steel themselves on […]
November 1, 2011

There’s No Place Like Home

On my office bulletin board, I have my favorite Far Side cartoon – It’s a lobster with his claws tied, being pulled out of a crate by a chef, with the boiling pot of water he knows he is going into. The lobster keeps repeating, like Dorothy,  “There’s no place like home! There’s no […]