Guarding the flock often takes a lot of heavy digging in the Scriptures. The picture above is of some of the bulldozers assembled for OPERATION OVERLORD (the Normandy Invasion of Europe in World War II). That assemblage of hardware is a great picture that war, any war, is a lot more than guns and ammunition. … More Digging Deep for the Glory of God
Audrey Assad has been around for a bit. But she is a new discovery for me. And the delight of her artistry and the passion of her heart for our magnificent God is intoxicating. His mercies are new. Greet the days of your life with the knowledge of His mercy.
Would you pray this for me today? Would you join me in praying this for you today? (Music video follows)
Yesterday, I was looking for some materials I needed and ran across the first article I ever had published in a national magazine. Thought It might encourage a few people. The article appeared in the August 1988 edition of the award winning Worldwide Challenge Magazine. But the incident at the center of the story goes … More “God Give Me Wise Words”
Everything I am reading about the state of the church in America today, nearly 8 years after this post was written, convinces me that the tidal wave is building. When will the people of God wake from their slumber, renew their vows to Christ and begin to live passionately for and like Christ? See the … More The Tidal Wave Coming to the American Church
It’s a wet Friday in South Carolina today but perhaps that is a good time to ask God to ignite the warming fires of revival. Let’s start with ourselves and move outward to our local church, the churches in our towns, the churches in our regions, the churches in our state, the churches in our … More The Warming Fires of Revival
It happened again. Sometimes you find the strangest things when you are looking for something else. I was cleaning up some computer files today, deleting this, moving that, editing and saving something else and I stumbled across a file that is obsolete, misplaced and hard to let go of. It’s a note I left for … More Back in 1996 She was Just Eleven Years Old
I am currently taking our church leaders (we call them elders) through a study on the biblical concept of an elder’s roles and duties. This morning we met at 6:15 for prayer and study, working through the last pages of lesson 3 in the Biblical Eldership Mentor’s Guide by Alexander Strauch and Richard Swartley. It … More The Spontaneous Prayer: How We Learn to Pray
Wrong Question. Why not both? Why not strive for balance between extremes? I am currently taking our church leaders (we call them elders) through a study on the biblical concept of an elder’s roles and duties. This morning we met at 6:15 for prayer and study, working through the last pages of lesson 3 in … More Planned or Spontaneous Prayer?
Prayer. Praying. I have had a 40 year journey of growing and regressing, and stumbling and growing, and falling again, and wondering if I knew anything about prayer, to thinking I knew all about prayer, to KNOWING that I knew nothing about prayer to longing for a deepening and authentic prayer experience. I know that … More How to Pray for Your Prayers