Prepare for war!

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  Exactly 40 years after the children of Israel walked out of Egypt carrying as much plunder as they could, they were ready once again to cross a river…this time the river of Jordan to take over the land God had promised to give them. No, it didn’t take them 40 years to get from […]

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Are you hiding in Jesus?

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I want to think about faith, vision, and hope for a short time, and hopefully a longer time on your own or in discussions with others. Do you have faith? A hope? A vision? These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off were assured of them, embraced […]

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What is true forgiveness?

I was impacted by this email from Richard Exely recently, and wanted to share it with you: If you cannot talk about past hurts and betrayals without experiencing strong emotions, then you are probably still dealing with unforgiveness. When we have truly forgiven those who have sinned against us, we can remember the betrayal without […]

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Wisdom from ol’ Hank

(but I don’t think he invented it!) “Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” — Henry Ford 1 Therefore I, a prisoner for serving the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of your calling, for you have been called by God.2 Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with […]

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What Kind of Dashboard are you?

I recently bought a different car to drive, and the “new” (to me) car came with a few more options in the dash than the “old” one offered: As you can see, this offers a compass and outside temperature display. But it has a few others as well. With the press of a button, you […]

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Moses, Faith, and Transformative Change

The phrase – “40 years” - appears 25 times in the Bible and in virtually every instance it refers to a window of transformative change. Do we in fact become a different people every 40 years?   [Moses decides to lead Israel out of Egypt.] “When Moses was forty years old, he decided to visit his fellow Israelites.” […]

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Fear of Trials

I want to talk abut something I don’t like. But something we all face at one time or another…Fear of Trials You may be facing a trial of relationships. Or maybe it’s your health. Or maybe it’s something personal in your home. More often than not, its multiple layers of trials.   My brethren, count […]

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What are you doing here, Elijah?

This will continue until we all come to such unity in our faith and knowledge of God’s Son that we will be mature in the Lord, measuring up to the full and complete standard of Christ. Ephesians 4:13 NLT So what is the measure of the stature of Christ? Let’s go look at what Christ […]

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Band of Brothers

This came to me today from Richard Exley, and it hit home to me:   Jesus chose twelve disciples and they spent the next three years doing life together. They walked the same dusty paths and sweated under the same blistering sun. They ate the same meager fare and endured the same hardships. They disagreed, […]

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