Severe thunderstorm warning… code language for… “Get ready to be amazed and humbled by just a fraction of God’s power.” We’ve all seen the warnings. Thunderstorms are an amazing phenomenon of creation… very much in God’s control. And very much a display of His power. “He parted the heavens and came down; dark clouds were … More Severe Thunderstorm Warning
“It is only by believing in God that we can ever criticize the government. Abolish God and the government becomes the God. That fact is written across all human history… whenever the people do not believe in something beyond the world, they will worship the world. But above all they will worship the strongest thing … More Abolishing God?
If GOD wanted to meet with us by video He would not have sent JESUS in person. If GOD sent JESUS in person, and JESUS sends us… How do you think we should go? Photo by Chang Duong on Unsplash
When Jesus Christ was crucified, two men hung on crosses beside Him. One man questioned Jesus’ authority and scoffed at Him. In time, the other acknowledged it…. “Jesus, remember me when You come into Your kingdom.” What a power-packed confession of faith fully recognizing the authority of Jesus and His Kingdom work… when no one … More Authority Decision
“Imagine what it must be like to face death without the assurance of salvation, to handle sickness without the comfort of prayer, or to deal with uncertainty without the fellowship of the Holy Spirit. Imagining can help us be more like Jesus.” ………… Randy Newman, Questioning Evangelism “When Jesus saw the crowds, he had compassion … More Imagine facing death…
The church is divided. People are isolated. The fellowship is broken. Leadership fractured. My plea for every church out there in 2021: Leaders get back in the same room, in person, pray together, and ask God how you, as shepherds, can and must boldly lead God’s people at this time. Lead unified… towards greater unity. … More My early plea for 2021
Growth occurs in a person’s life when one realizes that the benefit of facing the pain of change can outweigh enduring the pain of doing nothing. Many people remain stuck because they do not want to face the pain of making changes in their life. Great things happen when the pain of doing nothing has tipped … More Facing the Pain of Change
“The relentless beauty that bursts forth in this broken world is a reminder of the beauty of the relentless love God has for us.” Mark Wanders, Sept. 28, 2020 Almost daily, if we are open to it, we can experience beauty bursting out all around us — in the midst of a messy world — … More Beauty as reminder
“Individual commitment to a group effort or goal, that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” Vince Lombardi And so much more. Key to moving together. Teamwork. Needs to show up in leadership, in our lives, in society….in civilization. Moving from the individual…..to group…..to team, with commitment … More Teamwork. Makes Society Work…
Look only to my own interests? Or look also to the interests of others? Disputing over a mask? To wear or not to wear? Other disputes in your life? To forego personal interest in light of mutual peace bridges opportunity to embrace and overcome fear from either side.