I was stopped in my tracks as I read the letter to the church in Ephesus (Revelation 2:1-6). 1"I know your deeds, your hard work and your perseverance. I know that you cannot tolerate wicked people, that you have tested those who claim to be apostles but are not, and have found them false. 3 You… Continue reading My First Love
"I have concluded based on my years of experience that sheep are stupid. Not just stupid but mind-numbingly stupid— sometimes I wonder how they manage to breath and eat." Glenn Brunkow, Rancher¹ ********* I'm re-reading a fascinating book by Phillip Keller called A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23.² Keller was a shepherd for years and relates… Continue reading A Shepherd’s Perspective
Do you sometimes feel like you don't fit in? You may need to remind yourself that if you are a follower of Jesus Christ, this world is not your home. Your home is in heaven and you are an ambassador for Christ in a foreign land. "We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were… Continue reading Our Role As God’s Ambassador
I spotted a girl in a strange looking outfit. (Kids have some crazy ideas about fashion in middle school.) From across the cafeteria, I tried to see what kind of shirt she was wearing, but couldn't make out the words. It was something I'd never seen before. I gazed out at the students as they… Continue reading What’s In YOUR Closet?
Today my daughter said to me, "God teaches us through lots of different people, sometimes from someone we don't expect." That's just what I was thinking... The author of Bitchin in the Kitchen, a popular blog I discovered recently, tells about her "chance meeting" with an American veteran. I was moved to the core. This… Continue reading How To Change The World
Did you know that if you're the most eloquent preacher/ speaker on the planet and thousands attend your conferences and buy your books, but you don't show God's love to people, God says you are an "annoying distraction". And if you have such a strong faith that you can perform miracles, but you don't love… Continue reading Am I An Annoying Distraction?
If you are praying for someone who is in bondage, you are engaged in spiritual warfare. It could be bondage to drugs, alcohol, spiritual blindness, pornography, gambling, or something else. There's a long list of chains. "For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers… Continue reading Spiritual Warfare: It’s Not For Everyone