Quiet!

So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath; James 1:19 NKJV Why are we so afraid of quiet? Why is it so difficult to listen? Neither hearing nor obeying may require a word today. Maybe God has called us to walk with Him by quiet…

Never Lose Hope

Originally posted on Wouldyoudoitforone?:
The still unfolding story of yet another deranged man with a gun – this time at a nursing home touched a nerve with me tonight. Whatever the motivation for the violence will soon be lost in another shouting match over 2nd amendment rights and gun control. The three dead employees will…

Receiving Christ Today

“Open our eyes Lord- we want to see Jesus!” went the chorus we sang some years ago. I used to imagine getting a vision of heaven during worship or an ecstatic experience at the altar. But God (who is so much more practical than I) takes moments like that to upend my schedule with some…

Praying Bigger Prayers!

J.B. Phillips besides translating the New Testament also wrote a short book titled, Your God is too Small”. Though I enjoyed the book I have sadly discovered in looking back over 4 decades of walking with Jesus, that my own smallness of thinking acting and praying has limited what God in my life. The bad…

Praying for God’s Comfort

We are broken hearted tonight and have been praying for the students and parents in Florida. This Valentine’s night it is time for our hearts to remember those who will not be here tomorrow. I miss the days when school violence meant getting hit with snow balls by the kids over on West 21st street!…