Tag Archives: Christianity

Suffering

In his New Testament letters, Paul teaches that we are to know Jesus Christ in two distinct ways: In the power of His resurrection (my personal favorite of the two) In the fellowship of His suffering I have spent many … Continue reading

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Destiny Now

Today I stopped at a little coffee shop on the mountain top between my little town and the next little town. The lattes are sublime, the view incredible, and they hand-craft a mean Chinese food lunch on Wednesdays. I took … Continue reading

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Questions…

  Over the many years of prayer, counseling, and discipling I have noticed we humans exhibit a common tendency, I might even say a unique tendency, to question. As a comparison: I cannot imagine that the elephant, upon arriving at … Continue reading

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Home Again

  I’ve just returned from three weeks in the Philippines and I’m shaking off jet lag and culture shock like a dog climbing out of the pond. I’m suddenly delighted with the tiniest things: sheets that caress, rather than scratch, … Continue reading

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Quoting Frangipane

  (all following quotes from Francis Frangipane, The Three Battlegrounds, Arrow Publications. 2014. The conclusions are my own.) “For you to succeed in warfare, your self-preservation instincts must be submitted to the Lord Jesus, for Christ alone is your true … Continue reading

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Humility?

God gives grace to the humble (James 4:6). I want grace. I need grace. I must have grace so I can walk in the overcoming victory Christ won for me. That means I must first be humble. So I’ve been … Continue reading

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More Quotes

(Quotes from Bill Johnson, “A Life of Miracles: a 365-day guide to prayer and miracles”. Destiny Image Publishers, 2008) “Biblical passion is a mysterious mixture of humility, supernatural hunger, and faith. I pursue because I have been pursued. Lethargy must … Continue reading

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Flashback to the Philippines: Salvations and Spiders

(excerpted from 2013 journal)   Day 7 Big day planned. Mike has scheduled an all day event in the town of ******. He’s reserved the city gym, a large, covered, open air building with a real stage and bleachers on two sides. We … Continue reading

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Quotes Worth Sharing

“Many in the body of Christ are in the same state Saul was in before he encountered injustice (see 1 Sam. 11:1-7). We have been anointed as kings and priests, we have been commanded to disciple nations, and we have … Continue reading

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No Man’s Land

I’ve noticed something about myself that I believe is common to much of the church in America. It’s a state of being so subtle that, without the help of the Holy Spirit, I could never see it well enough for … Continue reading

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