February 22, 2011

Chaplain to the Old – Midwives to the New

One of the hardest things a human being can ever do is change. It seems that from the time we are born, we go from an infant, loving new experiences and environments, to an adult wanting only sameness. The older we get, the more uncomfortable change makes us. We crave order and stability. I […]
February 15, 2011

It Still Says The Same Thing

Recently, someone gave me a small, ancient-looking leather Bible dated 1860. It has the previous owner’s name on the inside cover along with personal notes on the back. As I hungrily opened its intricately engraved cover, my first impression was (despite modern version changes) from Genesis to Revelations, it still said the same thing […]
February 8, 2011

Paralyzed by Perfection

I grew up with an idea I never knew was disabling my ability to live in freedom. That idea was perfection. This idea burrowed its way in under the guise of “holiness”. Furthermore, it focused 90% of its energy on externals – the length of a man’s hair or a women’s dress, whether or […]
February 1, 2011

Do You Have Your Words?

When someone has had a stroke or trauma to their nervous system, words that were once their daily tools become lost. They become jumbled into wrong sequences like letters just thrown on a Scrabble board. It takes rest and therapy to bring them back. The same kind of shock has occurred to us in […]
January 25, 2011

Church and State or Church and God?

“The Lamb has come, and his Bride has made herself ready”  Revelation 19:7  ESV   It’s always been about the groom – Jesus. Everything else is subservient to that. He died so that one day He could present His bride (the Church) to His Father in heaven.   Most are aware that ever since […]
January 18, 2011

“What is Your Default Setting”?

  When a car is in neutral, it can drift anywhere, but can’t really go to a destination until you put it in drive.   I believe that many Christians today are living their lives in a default of neutral position. They drift here and there, but are not really going anywhere. Because many […]
January 11, 2011

The Essence of Worship

David Ravenhill,  in speaking on worship, quoted his father Leonard as saying, “Prayer is preoccupation with our needs; praise is preoccupation with our blessings; and worship is preoccupation with God alone”.   Ravenhill adds that “The greatest acts of worship in the Word of God were never associated with music”. So much of our culture […]
January 4, 2011

Trans-Generational Vision

I have come believe that God’s work through us often spans generations.  Only through simplistic eyes would anyone assume that the divine hand will get it all done in “their” time. This is why many a child’s floor where once their parents ceiling.  They are where they are because of what came before. No […]
December 30, 2010

Do you see your Joy?

looking off to Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of the faith, who, in view of the joy set before him endured the cross, despising its shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:2 (ISV) I heard of an experiment where mice were placed in a box […]