April 30, 2014

Portrait of an Insider

Have you ever noticed that Jesus was usually very sensitive and compassionate with the “outsiders” – Fringe people who were not part of the established culture – People like the woman at the well and the woman who asked for prayer for her daughter’s demonic state. There was even a centurion who needed help […]
March 12, 2014

You Can’t Avoid Process

There is a word that none of us like to hear – when it is uttered in the atmosphere, all the energy and excitement is drained from you, and you feel like when you were a kid and you parents told you, “Fun time is over! Do your homework” or “Time to brush your […]
February 26, 2014

The Deeper Question

There is a question we all have to settle when we are in seasons of pain – It’s the deciding question of whether or not we are going to continue to follow Christ, or depending on our journey, whether or not we believe in God. This question is not a philosophical or even a […]
January 18, 2014

Primitive Christianity

I recently took a trip to Asia with a group of committed believers who are zealous for what God is doing in that part of the world. We were able to connect with some extraordinary believers. I had traveled many times before but had forgotten how glaringly different American Christianity is from the rest […]
December 31, 2013

The other side of the needle

The other side of the needle: Constriction isn’t always negative. Real freedom has guard rails. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies […]
December 24, 2013

Jesus – Hymn – Hast Thou Heard Him

Hast thou heard Him, seen Him, known Him? Is not thine a captured heart? Chief among ten thousand own Him, Joyful choose the better part. Idols once they won thee, charmed thee, Lovely things of time and sense; Gilded thus does sin disarm thee, Honeyed lest thou turn thee thence. What has stript the […]
December 17, 2013

The Centerpiece

It has been said that “no table is complete without a centerpiece”.  Though this blog is not about centerpieces, I would like to give some background on centerpieces before I make a point. Centerpieces have been used since recorded history and have always served as the visual focal point of the table. In Roman […]
November 26, 2013

GRUMPY OR GRATEFUL

“Thanksgiving was never meant to be shut up in a single day.” Robert Caspar Lintner There are those who see life in two different ways: One counts the blessings while the other counts burdens. The person who counts their blessings tends to see the best in every situation, no matter how dire. On the […]
October 30, 2013

A Revelation of God

We are “information” driven people. Our lives are fueled and navigated by facts, numbers and mind-boggling details. We even have devices that facilitate the never-ending tsunami of data we receive through our five senses with alarms confirming our appointments via beeps, rings, vibrations, and our favorite tune.  In these virtual spheres, we hear philosophy, […]