July 14, 2015

CONSUMER CHRISTIANITY Part 1

ARE YOU A WORSHIPER OR A CONNOISSEUR? In C.S. Lewis’ book, The Screwtape Letters, Screwtape instructs his protégé Wormwood on how to cure a man from “Churchgoing”.  He says, “If a man can’t be cured of churchgoing, the next best thing is to send him all over the neighborhood looking for the church that […]
June 21, 2015

Spiritual Orphans

“Our Father Who is in heaven” . . . What picture of God comes to mind If you have ever said those words? Is it a picture that is loving, stern, cold, accepting, rejecting, indifferent, merciful angry, or unforgiving? Our view of Father in heaven is more than often shaped by our fathers (mothers) […]
April 27, 2015

I Love To Tell A Story

“What happens is of little significance compared with the stories we tell ourselves about what happens. Events matter little, only stories of events affect us.”  ― Rabih Alameddine, Two stories – One reality. Have you ever seen two people experience the exact same thing and come away with totally different perspectives of what happened?  […]
April 8, 2015

A Wasted Heart

You might’ve heard the recent tragic story of a teenager who was given a new heart only to lose his life following a high-speed police chase. When 17-year-old Anthony Stokes was first diagnosed,  he was initially given less than a year to live without a transplant. His doctors had advised against the procedure because […]
March 24, 2015

THE ONE THING YOU MUST NEVER LOSE

When Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton attempted his famous quest to the Antarctic in 1914, he and his team never dreamed the expedition would turn into an almost three-year struggle for survival. Their ship, appropriately called “The Endurance” became trapped in the frozen waters where it crumbled slowly and agonizingly under the force of ever-shifting […]
March 16, 2015

What Force Dominates You in this World?

What Force Dominates You in this World? Augustine once wrote of a disturbing dream he had in his young days when he was obsessed with Cicero and the art of rhetoric and debate. In the dream, he thought that he had died and was at the gates of heaven. The keeper of the gate […]
February 18, 2015

Four Signs You Need to Go to “The Other Side”

  One day Jesus said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side of the lake.” Luke 18:22 In my last blog, I said that “THERE” is the place where God wants you to be. When I say “THERE”,  I mean the place where your next season lie – where your […]
February 4, 2015

Growing to where you want to go

Sometimes our honed skills can be our greatest limitation. I heard Steven Spielberg once say in response to an interviewer’s question, “Why did it take you so long to make the movie ‘Schindler’s list’?”. Spielberg’s answer was, “I wasn’t mature enough to make the movie”.  In a way, he was saying that he needed […]
January 20, 2015

Mistaking shadow for substance

You might have read the Aesop’s fable about a donkey and his owner who were walking down the road.  They passed a traveler who stopped them and asked if the donkey was for hire.  The owner said, “Yes” and he agreed to have the donkey carry the man to the next village. The traveler […]