March 20, 2012

Forced Perspective

When the enemy tries to force his outlook on you.   I once watched a documentary on how special effects were generated for a certain movie. In this instance, they made an average-sized person look like a giant compared to other people. It was very convincing in the scene and made the movie more believable.  […]
March 7, 2012

Paralyzed by Priorities

I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:14   Have you ever set out on a journey to get something done, achieve a goal, or shoot for a specific target only to find yourself derailed? It seems like the minute […]
February 21, 2012

Prayer Part 2

There is allot more to prayers than just saying them – part 2 Why do some many of us not pray? And why doesn’t prayer seem to work for some people? We began unpacking these questions in our last blog. If prayer isn’t working for us we might want to explore the possibility that […]
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. […]