Seventy Seven Times

Back to the uncomfortable zone.  For a few weeks now, I’ve been prompted to write about my experience with PTSD.  I’ve put it off, prayed about it, discussed it, and tested it.  By tested it, I mean that I, in Christian terminology, put down a fleece.  For the past few weeks, I’ve been thinking about … Read more

Where They Are

One of my favorite Christian autobiographies is The Cross and the Switchblade. A small town pastor, David Wilkerson, was asked by God to leave his thriving small town church and lead gang members in downtown New York City to God. If he had stayed at his small Pennsylvania church, then tens or hundreds may have … Read more

Let It Go

As a small child, I remember being on a diving board about to jump to my parents. I knew that they were there to catch me and that jumping meant fun, but it was so hard to just let go. Philippians 4: 6-7 6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication … Read more

Do you have willpower?

We put a lot of faith in this thing called “willpower,” and we wonder why it lets us down.  Perhaps that’s because there is no power in our will.  More specifically, the Bible tells us that even if our spirit has a strong will to resist temptation, our flesh is weak. Matthew 26:  41 “Watch and … Read more

Team Spirit

I’m a fan of winning – and I’ll go the extra mile to help my team win.  The question becomes – who do I see as my team? John 4:19-26 19 “Sir,” the woman said, “I can see that you are a prophet. 20 Our ancestors worshiped on this mountain,but you Jews claim that the place where we … Read more

God’s Big Bang

Genesis 1:1-3 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. 3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4 God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light “day,” … Read more

Open and Closed Doors

Proverbs 3: 5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 6 in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Revelation 3:7 “To the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: These are the words of him who is holy and true,who holds the key of David. What he … Read more

Staying Free

Numbers 14:1-4 That night all the members of the community raised their voices and wept aloud. 2 All the Israelites grumbled against Moses and Aaron, and the whole assembly said to them, “If only we had died in Egypt!Or in this wilderness! 3 Why is the Lordbringing us to this land only to let us fall by the sword? Our wives and … Read more