“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…
He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here … Continue reading Fear the Walking Faith…It’s a journey!
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…
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“Opinion–8-ed” (A series of eight installments) Number Seven – Mulligans for Ministry continued In his excellent biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Eric Metaxas includes this important event as foundational to Bonhoeffer’s … Continue reading Perspectives Day #1 – Featuring Colonel Dennis Strissel “Opinion8ed”
The Pastor looked tired. He gets up to preach the message and delivers an impassioned four point sermon with colorful illustrations and “all the fixin’s”…still no one comes forward to … Continue reading Dear Pastors, Authentic Joy Can Inspire Your Congregation!
“At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who, then, is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” 2He called a little child to him, and placed the child … Continue reading I Don’t Want A “Grown-up” Kind Of Faith!
I’m keeping warm, this heart of mine in winter’s air, this soul repines, these bones, but brittle glory be the wonders of His love to see. I dare not miss … Continue reading At Christmas (A poem)
I have this visual in my head. It’s the image of me and the image of God…and they are so vastly different. In this image, I am so very, very … Continue reading Life…emptying the ocean into a thimble…
Heart-Talk If I but give myself to thee, O Lord,Roll over on to thee my life and way,Acknowledge heavenly truth within thy word,Believe thy love is constant every day Then … Continue reading Perspectives Day 5.1 “Poetry” – Featuring Commissioner Harry Read “Heart-Talk”
“On the Other Side of the Veil” Have you ever had a dream that was so vivid that when you woke up it took you a few moments to realize … Continue reading Perspectives Day 1 – Featuring Shanais Strissel (Captain) “On the Other Side of the Veil”
I cried out “my foot is slipping”as I clung horrified to the rock.Deep below my fall would killjagged and deadly…deep below. In panic and pain strength, it wanedI knew … Continue reading My Rescue (a poem or sorts)