Giving up our own agendas in favor of God’s

Jul 04, 2022

7.4.22   Are you willing to follow Jesus and seek a deeper relationship with God? Are you willing to give up what you want for what God wants for you? Do you realize that what you want is so conditioned by the culture and the world that it has nothing to do with who you […]

Surrendering to God

Jun 27, 2022

Are you willing to follow Jesus and seek a deeper relationship with God? Are you willing to give up what you want for what God wants for you? Do you realize that what you want is so conditioned by the culture and the world that it has nothing to do with who you were created […]

Surrender, Part III

May 02, 2022

Surrender is the key tool to develop in ourselves, if we are to follow Jesus at all. If we cling to our agenda for our life, to the culture’s way of doing things, to the ways of the world, even to what we have been taught in our churches, we are denying God any opportunity […]

Surrender

Apr 18, 2022

Now that we have fully celebrated the life and death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, we can again take stock of where we stand in following the Two Great Commandments of Jesus. Are we loving God with all of ourselves? We’re human after all; maybe the better questions are these: am I loving […]

Rebellion or Surrender

Jun 03, 2019

In my own experience of being faithful to God, I have come across many areas of resistance that I have had to lay on the altar to find help in overcoming, to be healed of, to let go of. The Bible uses the timeline of 40 years to suggest a long, long time, for the […]

The Church of Jesus Christ

Jan 14, 2019

The church of Jesus Christ is not a building. It is not a denomination. It is not a sect. It is a fellowship of all his followers in union with Christ, living in the mind of Christ. Whatever differences there might be among us, they are as nothing when compared to being a part of […]

How Well Do We Know Ourselves?

Aug 20, 2018

How well do we know ourselves? Our own motivations? Our own deepest desires? Our own true selves, our souls? I’ve been thinking lately about some of the inner “characters” who might be ruling our minds without us knowing it consciously. Do you, like me, have an Inner Critic whose voice is loud and clear on […]

We need more than forgiveness…

Aug 13, 2018

So much of Christian teaching is about the need for the forgiveness of sins, as if that constitutes the whole of Jesus’s teachings and actions during His ministry.[1] I am not saying that we don’t need forgiveness of sins; we need not only to own what we have done and said, but we need to […]

Que Sera, Sera…

Mar 26, 2018

”Whatever will be will be! The future’s not ours to see. Que sera, sera. What will be, will be. Que sera, sera.” Many of my readers may be too young to remember this song sung by Doris Day in the 1956 film, The Man Who Knew Too Much. It came to my mind not long […]

“Adoption is God’s Heart”

Mar 19, 2018

When Jesus talks about serving food and drink/helping/visiting the poor, the sick and the prisoner, he is not just talking about a charitable act. It’s not just about the food or drink that we serve, it’s not just about the visit, it’s more about adopting this person and that one into our family, into the […]