It is a question I have often asked myself. Something I’ve pondered. Waged war with. Chewed on until my jaws ache. Have I (personally speaking) focused too much on the … Continue reading Dear Salvation Army, Is It Just ‘Busy’ Work?
“Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and he will come near to you.” -James 4:7-8 I have a … Continue reading The Problem With Submission…
“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.” 1 Thessalonians 5:11 Let’s face it, we all encounter difficult days…some more difficult than … Continue reading Silence is a Killer…A Devotional Pondering.
Dear fellow Ponderers… I have been dragging my feet in writing this for some time. Not because I didn’t want to write this edition to Pastorsponderings, but rather because I … Continue reading Dear Salvation Army: Communion, It’s Not What You Think It Is…
“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” -Matthew 6:33 Yesterday, we explored the topic of persistent prayer, and how … Continue reading Day 37 “Thy Kingdom, Not My Kingdom”
Whether we care to admit it or not, we are liars. Go ahead, soak it up, take it in… Some of you are probably offended by this accusation. Some of … Continue reading You’re a Liar, I’m a Liar – Here’s Why…
“Here is the principle – adapt your measures to the necessity of the people to whom you minister. You are to take the Gospel to them in such modes and … Continue reading Dear Salvation Army, Answering The Call
Monday after Easter, and the Easter dress is on the floor in the laundry room, as are the Easter suits and carelessly tossed ties and shoes. Easter is over. The … Continue reading Putting Jesus Back
I have to admit right up front that I was never an avid fan of Bowie’s music. Sure, I know all of the hits, like “China Girl“, “Let’s Dance” and … Continue reading David Bowie, Lazarus, Blackstar, Life and Death
Dear Salvation Army, It might feel good to hear the acclaims of the public, to receive accolades for the work that we do…these are certainly affirming to us…but we aren’t … Continue reading Dear Salvation Army – What Do You Know About Unpopular Holiness?
“The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.” -Proverbs 18:10 I used to run track when I was in high school. … Continue reading “The Exchange”
The History Lesson In 1519 Hernan Cortes, Spanish explorer, landed on Mexican soil. He and his 600 Spanish troops were commissioned to take Mexico for Spain. In a swift move … Continue reading Burn Your Ships And Commit!