Relevant words from an Ancient Prophet

I believe as a country, a church and as people, we are being deceived by false prophets speaking empty oracles. Jeremiah talks of false prophets and empty oracles. He says the false prophets “walk in lies and strengthen the hands of evildoers so that no one turns back from his wickedness” (23:14). Doesn’t that soundContinue reading “Relevant words from an Ancient Prophet”

Truth In An Immoral Culture

A.W. Tozer once said, “Another kind of religious leader must rise among us. He must be of the old prophet type, a man who has seen visions of God and has heard a voice from the Throne. When he comes (and I pray there will be not one but many), he will stand in flatContinue reading “Truth In An Immoral Culture”

How about this on your CHRISTIAN t-shirt?

Hard words. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a bumper sticker or Christian T-shirt that read, “Jesus came to send fire on the earth” or “Jesus came to bring division”. No. We like unity. We like peace. Those T-shirts sell. Those messages grow crowds. So what do we do when we bump into Luke 12:49-53?Continue reading “How about this on your CHRISTIAN t-shirt?”

Have you ever comforted yourself with these thoughts?

I wonder, have you ever comforted yourself by wishing harm on someone who has harmed you? You know, have you ever lay in bed plotting how you’d get them back? In Genesis 27, Esau is enraged over the deception involving the blessing and birthright, and Rebekah tells Jacob, “Surely your brother comforts himself concerning youContinue reading “Have you ever comforted yourself with these thoughts?”

You can’t be NEUTRAL on this!

You know, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a bumper sticker or Christian T-shirt that read, “Jesus came to send fire on the earth” or “Jesus came to bring division”. No. We like unity. We like peace. Those T-shirts sell. Those messages grow crowds. So what do we do when we bump into Luke 12:49-53?Continue reading “You can’t be NEUTRAL on this!”

Ever had trouble with another person?

Having trouble with a fellow believer? No… surely not! The thing is, it’s pretty common. But the truth is, we are called to serve others and respect them. Always. When Paul wrote his letter to Timothy, Christians owned other Christians (can you imagine?) Yet Paul encouraged them, that if they were a slave to aContinue reading “Ever had trouble with another person?”

Be deliberate about this

Nine things. Normally by November 9th, I would have listed nine blessings I’m thankful for. But 2020 has been hard. But the truth is, those things I would’ve listed are still with me today. I’m still incredibly blessed. Yes, 2020 has been difficult and the election, and our country, doesn’t seem to be going theContinue reading “Be deliberate about this”

What would you do?

What would you do?What would you choose?Could you stand strong? It’s famous. We know the story. And we are tempted to breeze right through it. But slow down… This dilemma, (listen, that we may all face sooner, rather than later, the way our world is headed), is sobering and makes for far greater than aContinue reading “What would you do?”

Purpose in Your Heart

Good-looking. Young. Smart. Worldly, evil, Nebuchadnezzar set his sights on these. He endeavored to teach them the ways of his world so they might serve him well. For three years, they would be given the best of the best of the king’s delicacies and wine. But Daniel. He purposed in his heart not to defileContinue reading “Purpose in Your Heart”

The book of Daniel

Six hundred years before the birth of Jesus, the Mayan culture is flourishing in Mexico, construction begins on the Acropolis in Athens, Aesop writes his fables, Confucius and Buddha live, and Italy is introduced to the olive tree by the Greeks (personally, I love Italian food and I’m happy for this introduction). During this time,Continue reading “The book of Daniel”

Don’t be BOOBAFOOLISH!

Yesterday, was a magical day. I watched my daughter try on wedding dresses. How did time go by so very fast? At one point, the sweet attendant helping us suggested we take a “brain break” and for Abi to select a dress to try on that she’d “never wear”. Sadly, there were quite a fewContinue reading “Don’t be BOOBAFOOLISH!”