Tag Archive: spiritual

Are You Pursuing Your Dreams Or God’s Dreams?

Talking with my oldest two daughters recently after they invested ten minutes reading through a devotion book for pre-teens–a Bible verse/passage with some brief thoughts to pray about, reflect on, and act on.… Continue reading

The Sick Realize They Need Jesus…Do We?

Let’s take a walk together through Luke 5:12–32! Bold words (not underlined) below are from the Bible. Luke 5:12-32 (NIV) Jesus Heals a Man With Leprosy 12 While Jesus was in one of the… Continue reading

Giving Up Today In Order To Receive Tomorrow…

“The ascetic denials that are so much apart of the life of faith in no way deny pleasure. They prepare us for it” (Eugene Peterson).   Wow. Powerful quote. This got me to… Continue reading

Temptation…

Recent question from a friend of mine: Recently, I have been undergoing some temptations and trials that God has pointed out to me in my life. James said, “Consider it pure joy my… Continue reading

God’s Models Walk A Plank Not A Runway

Please click HERE to read 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10, especially note verse 7. Let’s take a look below at the difference between earthly fashion models and God heavenly character models (#1 from earthly models… Continue reading

Links In The Chain…

Matthew 1:1-17 (please click on Scripture passage above [and those below] to read the actual Biblical text) . Why preach on a passage of Scripture that just has a bunch of hard to… Continue reading

100 Months: The Peaks And Valleys Of Being A Pastor…

For nearly the last ten years, the LORD Almighty has blessed me to be a pastor– an announcer, apologizer, counselor, empathizer, encourager, forgiver, giver, learn-er, listen-er, mediator, pray-er, preach-er, protector, pursuer, receiver, remind-er,… Continue reading

Can Secular Work Be Spiritual?

Great recent question from a friend of mine who is feeling as if his corporate job in the marketplace/secular world is somehow a step-down from the work of a pastor or missionary. Here… Continue reading

You CANNOT Do What Jesus Asks You To Do…

…on your own strength. In an inflated-balloon-world puffed to the limit and full of “You Can!”, please forgive me for being the “NO-ing” needle: you CAN’T…do what Jesus asks you to do… …on… Continue reading

Haunting Verses of the Bible III: Forgiveness

“For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your… Continue reading