Behind the scenes

Behind the scenes

Do not be surprised as you navigate 2020 if you find yourself making the following statement: “I just wish God would make it definitive and clear what He wants me to do; or at least let me know why He is doing this (allowing this) in my life.” On one hand, the Lord...
Just Stop!

Just Stop!

I received a desperate e-mail from a young woman. Her husband had walked out of the home earlier that day and her message to me was full of questions and fearful imaginations of what the future held. Most of the e-mail was the overflow of her emotions at the...
It’s not sin … yet

It’s not sin … yet

Some Christians have the strong belief (or at least the opinion) that believers should never be angry. Often in ministry sessions people relate something that was said or done to them, find themselves exhibiting anger about it, and quickly recant that...
How to kill a plant

How to kill a plant

There are basically two ways to kill a plant. One is to whack it. Fundamentally, whacking is intentionally (even unintentionally) doing something TO a plant. Whacking comes in various forms. I have been known to be a little careless with the string trimmer or even the...
Without Me…

Without Me…

John 15, verses 1-8, records an incredibly clear but also challenging word picture from Jesus. The section is labeled “The Vine and the Branches” in many Bibles. I love all eight verses but there is one phrase in verse 5 that is consistently on my...
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