Willingness and Trust

Feb 12, 2018

Willingness To give your life over to God to be born again To follow wherever He leads To lift up to Him whatever sin He highlights in us To worship Him always Faith is more than just a belief in Jesus Christ and God. Belief is a good starting point, but it won’t take you […]

My Purpose in Writing This Blog

Feb 05, 2018

My purpose in life came to me in two dreams. In the first I am talking to a favorite pastor and saying that his job is to inspire the congregation, mine is to connect the dots. As I pondered this dream over a few weeks, I saw that I am to connect 21st century life […]

Are We Letter of the Law People?

Oct 16, 2017

We are raised to be “letter of the law” people. We learn to obey our parents. Our teachers. Our traffic laws. The laws of our nation. The trouble is that we’re not very good at following the letter of the law. All one has to do is to drive the streets and highways of our […]

Christianity is a Lay Movement

Apr 17, 2017

Christianity is a lay-driven movement, not a preacher-driven one. Each of us is to have a personal relationship with Christ, a deep knowledge of the Bible gained through Bible study, an ability to hear and follow God’s Indwelling Spirit, a body of experience of who God is in our own lives, knowledge of our own […]


Apr 03, 2017

If English had a better neutral pronoun, I would use it instead of “he” for God. As it is, neither pronoun, “he” or “it,” begins to describe who God is or what God is about. God the Father is such a common image that we have of God—it speaks to the relationship that God wants […]

My Thoughts are not Your Thoughts

Jan 09, 2017

  I have been writing over the last month about all that stands in the way of our relationship with God: 1)our negative self-images; 2)the need for trust in God and for our listening for the Indwelling Spirit of God; 3)the need for a full surrender of who we are to God and 4)the need […]

What is with the Church?

Nov 28, 2016

The one reaction I have to contemporary Christianity over and over again is this: where is the closeness to God? Where are the people who have an intimate relationship with God like Jesus did? He called God, Abba or Daddy! He regularly spent time alone with God. God’s laws were written on his heart. He […]

What We Christians Don’t Tell our Children

Aug 08, 2016

We Christians assume that teaching our children about Jesus and the Bible will prepare them for a Christian life. That’s a great foundation, but we must also teach our teens and young adults how to go about building a deep relationship with God, so that they will walk hand-in-hand with God throughout their lives. Adopting […]

Unpacking our Stuff!

Jul 25, 2016

  Imagine that you’ve been restless and traveling your whole life and finally you’ve decided to head home. When you arrive and start to settle in, the first task is to unpack all the stuff you’ve carried with you and to decide what you will do with it. And with each item you decide that […]

Beliefs. Conversion. Kingdom.

Jul 11, 2016

A recurring theme that I write about is this: that belief in Jesus Christ being the Son of God is merely the first step in a journey with Christ. And “being born again” or surrendering our lives to God is a second step. These are early steps along the way. After these two steps comes […]