Cultivating A Group that Matters

Cultivating A Group that Matters

Cultivating is not just a gardening word. It’s a growing word that requires our effort. Are you cultivating your group, ministry, organization, and, more importantly, the Kingdom of God?  If you aren’t committed, it won’t become significant. Several months ago, I...
Never in Nomad Land with Jesus

Never in Nomad Land with Jesus

The film, Nomadland, won the 2020 Academy Award for best picture and is based on the non-fiction book Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century by Jessica Bruder. The film starred Frances McDormand (also a producer) and is directed by Chloe Zhao. It is...
Is it Time to Lay Low?

Is it Time to Lay Low?

The world is angry and in turmoil. The recent pandemic forced people into isolation, causing global disruption, pain and suffering, and it will be a while before we fully recover. Is this part of God’s plan? Was the pandemic a time to lay low, listen, grow and wait?...
The Devil Made Me

The Devil Made Me

When I was a child, my mom would jokingly say, “the devil made me do it,” whenever she ate too many cookies or splurged on something for herself. Many today think the devil is a joke or just a figure of speech and don’t fear the dark angel. It is often said, if you...
Desires, Fears and the Idols of Bondage. Will You Smash Them?

Desires, Fears and the Idols of Bondage. Will You Smash Them?

When do we start to be sneaky? Wanting something so badly that we lie, cheat and hide? When did our desires – the fear of not having enough, so take over control that we not only lie to others but to ourselves? Psychologists tell us that we can so convince ourselves...