Mid Week Meditation – John 6:61

Posted on September 25, 2018 | 0 comments

Aware that his disciples were grumbling about this, Jesus said to them, “Does this offend you? – John 6:61 The gospels – Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John – are the biography of Jesus. The record that we have of how the Image of God interacted with humanity. How he taught, who he was in relationship, what […]

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The Prayer of the Disciple

Posted on August 7, 2018 | 1 comment

In Mark chapter 9 we meet a father of a boy who has been possessed by a spirit from birth. As Jesus is confronting the issue of the man’s belief, we hear what has become my favorite prayer in the Bible. I use it throughout the day as a way to transform my thoughts as […]

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What Are You Offering?

Posted on June 29, 2018 | 0 comments

Genesis four says that God accepted Abel’s offering and rejected Cain’s. And much has been made about the fact that no real reason seems to be given for this rejection. Abel attended flocks while Cain worked the soil. Some have tried to read into this a reason for God’s preference. Among those that I have […]

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Making Time

Posted on May 15, 2018 | 0 comments

One obstacle that I experience (and that I hear described to me frequently) in developing a disciplined discipleship relationship with Jesus is the factor of time. How does one “make time?” This is the corollary to the statement “I would pray more (or read the Bible more or serve more) if I just had more […]

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Wholeness and Expectations of God

Posted on March 10, 2018 | 0 comments

We live in a world that view wholeness as circumstantial. In place of the word wholeness, we have learned to substitute happiness or comfort. So, being complete is not a state of being, but rather an emotional state. When we bring this view into our relationship with Jesus who is the source of our wholeness, […]

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Solitude, Silence and Stillness

Posted on February 15, 2018 | 0 comments

When speaking before a group of people, it is tough to know if your words have any impact. Certainly if people are asleep you know there has been some impact, but probably not what you were hoping for. In the moment, if an audience looks engaged or is writing or leaning forward, then I consider […]

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Going Away Sad

Posted on January 19, 2018 | 0 comments

Jesus looked at him and loved him. “One thing you lack,” he said. “Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” At this the man’s face fell. He went away sad, because he had great wealth. – Mark 10:21-22 Our souls crave wholeness. Within us, at the core […]

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Making Preparations

Posted on December 14, 2017 | 0 comments

Last weekend, I had the privilege of speaking at a church in the Daytona Beach area. At the front of the meeting room they had the four candles of advent. Advent means “coming” and each week reflects on and builds anticipation for the one those who follow Jesus are waiting for. Together we lit the […]

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Our Forgetful Self

Posted on November 29, 2017 | 4 comments

We have been created in the image of God. We are also to live in that image, keeping our eyes turned toward HIm for renewal and reminder of what our true identity is. But, we are forgetful creatures. Our identity leaks, and so often we are lead astray by a world that focuses on “what […]

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Praying for the Storm

Posted on November 9, 2017 | 0 comments

I live in the land of hurricane season. This year we had a couple of very active weeks that saw several hurricanes pass very close by and one slow-moving storm that took a path directly up the center of the state of Florida. Watching hurricane tracking charts is very emotionally draining. A refrain that becomes […]

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