I am working with a new ministry. Standing Stone Ministry is a ministry to pastors in crisis. We work with pastors who are about to throw in the towel in defeat and discouragement. Our prayer and plan is devoted to coming along side pastors who are on the verge of burnout from the demands of … More You are Not Fine (Neither Am I)
“Lord, make me know my end, And what is the extent of my days; Let me know how transient I am.Behold, You have made my days as a handbreadths, And my lifetime as nothing in Your sight; Surely every man at his best is a mere breath. Selah.” Psalm 39:4-5 (NASB) We live under the … More The Illusion We Live Under
Knowing we need to be forgiven and actually wanting to be forgiven are two very different things. Shakespeare knew this and it is at the center of the tension in his greatest play, Hamlet. It is also the center of the tension in our own lives. https://chosenrebel.me/2016/01/17/thinking-about-sin-and-shakespeare/
Sanctifying the Night with a Benediction on the Day “We were alienated from our God;we were hostile in our minds toward our Creator.But we have been reconciled because of a Redeemerso that He could present us holy and blamelessand beyond reproachwhen He comes to receive us to Himself. One day the mountains will burst into … More A Benediction on the Day
“Lord Jesus, we can do nothing without You.We are so satiated with our comforts, and toys and games, and achievements, and power.We fail to take up our cross, we fail to speak, we fail to live with a zeal and passion for You and Your … More A Mid-day Prayer of Confession
Startling fact: Every 1/40th of a second, the retina of your eye can transmit a new image consisting of more than 100 million bits of information. Yeah, that didn’t happen by chance! No matter how many years you add to your evolutionary continuum. All hail the Creator! “The eye is the lamp of your body; … More All Hail the Creator!
A Morning Call to Worship “Our Mighty Rock, our Refuge, our LORD,has watched us as we sleptand has prepared good works for usto walk in this day. Some of those good works are words we will speak, care we will give, a smile we will shine, a note we will write, … More Use the Day. Spend it Well.
From the first sentence to last there is enough in this one paragraph to meditate for a month. (The capitalization and color emphasis is mine.) “Let us make crystal clear at the beginning of each new day, all we will get from God as believers in Jesus is MERCY. Whatever pleasures or pains may come … More One Powerful Paragraph Saturated with Christ and Gospel Truth
Standing Stone Ministries is a “nurturing and encouraging” ministry that has one supreme goal: to strengthen ministry leaders and their spouses who are weary or wounded to help prevent them from “burnout.” I have not officially started with Standing Stone Ministry, but already, just through normal conversations, two pastors have already asked for the kind … More Standing Stone Ministry
So much of this blog has been about prayer. There are more articles on prayer and revival and repentance over the last 11 years than any other topic. And it is to stories like the link below to which every one of those posts were aimed. Please, please click on the link below and read … More Prayer, Repentance, Prayer, Revival