September 17, 2014

What it is about religion that attracts you?

There is an unspoken longing inside us all that is drawn to the authentic and will not settle for empty substitutes. We don’t want the flashy looking replica you can purchase on any street corner, we want the genuine. People are drawn to Christianity for many reasons. Some people seek absolution, others peace, and […]
August 27, 2014

Bricks Without Straw

Have you ever experienced this unspoken restlessness at the core of your being – A nervous energy that no matter how much you try to accomplish, it is never enough? It’s like being on a treadmill that drains all your energy from effort, but goes nowhere. The Israelites in Egypt experienced this exact kind […]
August 8, 2014

The other side of the needle – Constriction Isn’t Always a Negative

Recently I had a conversation with a friend who described the past couple of years of his life as being pulled through the eye of a needle. He went on to say that when he got through the “needle”, he had less but yet he had so much more . . . Less of […]
July 22, 2014

The Cult of “The Presence”

The Cult of “The Presence” You’ve heard of  “The Cult of Personality”? A cult of personality is when an individual or people create an idealized and heroic public image of something or someone and then worship it. There is also what I call “ The Cult of the Presence”.  It is when we hold an idealized, […]
July 6, 2014

Is your world black and white?

Remember in The Wizard of Oz where Dorothy steps out of her black and white world and into this new magical reality – a world in full Technicolor?  It was amazing how stark the contrast between the two worlds were. Technicolor was a big deal from the 20s to the 50s. It was a vivid […]
June 18, 2014

The Limits of Conversation

The Limits of Conversation Human beings are naturally conversational creatures. It’s how God made us. We like to be seen, but especially heard. On some news channels, we have points and counter points between people sitting at a table or being Skyped in. Because of our love for individuality in the western world,  conversation […]
June 9, 2014

Knowing God by Ear

When I was in college, my English professor told me something I never forgot: “You know English by ear”.  I didn’t know what she meant until I realized that even though I had grown up in the inner city speaking English as my first language, for whatever reason, I had learned it by hearing […]
May 21, 2014

Three signs you want something badly

Imagine a businessman dressed in a fine suit. He gets driven around in a limo and has his office assistant make him coffee every morning while he brokers million dollar deals from the 80th floor of a financial corporation. He does some back room illegal deals but doesn’t think much of it. “It’s just […]
May 10, 2014

Hope for the rigid mind

Most would agree that the older we get the more inflexible our thinking becomes. When we are young, the whole world is open to possibility. There is nothing we can’t dream or or accomplish. Our minds are supple and welcoming of new things. Then life happens. We become older and we begin to experience […]