Abnormally Normal!

on March 23, 2015 awareness, Discipleship and Tags: , , , , , , with 0 comments

What does it mean to be a Normal Christian? I would suggest the answer to that question is all wrapped up in the definition of normal. There seems to be little doubt that the English language is complex. Someone asks, for example, “How are you doing?” Often someone answers by saying, “I am good.” Unfortunately, […]

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Pen the Tales

on March 22, 2015 awareness and Tags: , , , with 0 comments

I have attempted to pen the tales of our journey to Africa, in this, my second book.Many of us grew up in a time before video games and electronic party game options, so we are familiar with children’s party games like “Pin the Tale on the Donkey.” Donkeys not only originate in Africa, they are […]

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It’s Complicated! And downright Non-Cooperative.

on March 21, 2015 Awakening, awareness, Discipleship, Mission and Tags: , , , , , , , with 0 comments

It’s Complicated! Or is it? We are Cooperative people. Or are we? I admit it! I confess! I converted from Presbyterianism to Baptist faith for a deeply significant reason. My friend from down the street invited me to church with him, and after the first visit I was hooked. There was no turning back. The […]

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Trust and Obey. There is no other way.

on March 20, 2015 Awakening, Mission, Revitalization and Tags: , , , , with 0 comments

Trust God. Rarely do I quote Proverbs 3:5-6 in a group of Christians that they do not join in affirmation reciting it with me. “Trust in the Lord with all of your heart. Do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths.” But quoting and […]

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Do Nothing Prayers.

on March 19, 2015 awareness, Discipleship and Tags: , , , , , , , , with 0 comments

Is prayer the same as doing nothing? About a week ago I read a blog post with a readership I could only hope for one day. The article said that the first assignment that Jesus gave to the disciples was to “Do Nothing.” I whole-heartedly disagree with what that implies. I think I agree with […]

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Pray, Give, Go! Wait and then . . .

on March 18, 2015 Awakening, Discipleship, Revitalization and Tags: , , with 0 comments

In Revelation 7:9 we discover that a day is coming when there will be representatives of every single people group standing before the throne of God giving to Him the glory that He deserves. It will consummate the story of reconciliation that returns all to God’s original intention. Day by day I pray, based on […]

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The Intercession of Waiting.

on March 17, 2015 Awakening, awareness, Discipleship, Fresh Wind and Tags: , , , , , with 0 comments

Interecession is a critical part of the “Wait.” Contrary to what some may suggest, I do not believe that Jesus’ command to “Wait” given in Acts 1:4 is instruction or even permission to do nothing. It is a command to prepare for the fulfillment of the Promise of the Holy Spirit. Already, I have suggested […]

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Vine Life: To abide in Christ.

on March 16, 2015 Awakening, awareness, Discipleship and Tags: , , , with 0 comments

John 15 instructs us in the importance that we abide in Christ. While I was still in college, someone said, “To abide in Christ means to live in moment by moment conscious dependence upon Christ.” The definition rings true somehow in my heart with the context of the chapter. Jesus compares our relationship with Him […]

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Living at Optimum Capacity.

on March 13, 2015 Awakening, awareness, Discipleship, Fresh Wind and Tags: , , , , , , with 0 comments

Optimum. I love a good cup of coffee in the morning. In fact, I love having two or three. When Keurig became popular it changed the way we do coffee at our house. Every coffee is like freshly brewed pot. We have been hooked for a while. One problem, however, is that we have been […]

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Working Like Jesus!

on March 12, 2015 Awakening, awareness, Discipleship, Revitalization, Revival and Tags: , , , , with 0 comments

Waiting before God for when He fulfills His promise also includes working the works of Christ. I am convinced that we too often attempt the work of God in our own strength and without His power. We are action oriented, and we have contingency plans in place just in case God doesn’t act. We seek […]

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