Names imply possession, relationship. You don’t name an animal unless you expect to keep it as a pet, to take ownership of it, to develop an attachment to, a connection with, or an affection for it. You don’t give names to people or things you never expect to call, whether it’s a nickname for a … Continue reading What’s in a Name?
Last month, I participated in a prayer session which the sponsoring group called Inner Healing. It was much like a counseling session, except fueled predominantly by prayer. It’s aim was to uncover past events and perceptions of such events which have produced negative spiritual, psychological, and emotional effects. It has a profound impact and I … Continue reading Inner Healing
Fear attacked my identity. BUT it did not overcome it. Continue reading Spirits at War: Fear Vs. Love
Originally posted on Mike Patz:
photo credit trekearth.com When I saw the number I was stunned. 125,000. That was the number of dollars in support our faith family was handing over to our beloved Missionary Sam on Sunday night for the cause of justice and rescue. At the conclusion of all the weekend services the… Continue reading Dear Church Family – from Missionary Sam and me
A little over a month ago, I married my best friend and it has been a very exciting transition. One thing that took me a little while to get used to was putting on my rings each morning. They’re a sparkling reminder that I promised my whole self to my husband, and he his whole … Continue reading Wedding Rings
A month and a half ago, I went to Tampa to see Bethel Music with my now husband. I consider it one of the best experiences of my life to date, and certainly one of, if not the most, intense worship times I’ve been taken part in. If you haven’t seen them yet, I highly … Continue reading The Waiting King
Excerpts from Romans 6… We died to sin; how can we live in it any longer? Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead … Continue reading Who You Are: DEAD
“‘Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.’ Then Moses summoned Joshua and said to him in the sight of all Israel, ‘Be strong and courageous, for you shall go with this … Continue reading What Am I Waiting For?
Because of the house of the Lord our God I will seek your good. –Psalm 122:9 What is justice? It’s a subject that humans have wrestled with since….ever. Here in America, we anthropomorphize justice as a woman blindfolded, giving her the ideal of impartiality. We each hold our own opinions on what justice is and … Continue reading The Vow of Good
Originally posted on Wayfarer:
So, the word is out. Wendy and I have been regularly getting asked if it’s true that we are building a house. Yes, we are! Here’s the scoop: Be careful of saying “never.” When Wendy and I bought 607 Columbus in 2005, we vowed we were never moving again. We absolutely… Continue reading You Heard Right…We’re Moving