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Advent Thoughts

Dec 20, 2017 | Posted by in Advent, Christmas, Jesus | 0

I’ve been encouraged during this season of waiting by a short Advent devotional called Unwrapping the Names of Jesus, by Asheritah Ciuciu. (It’s available on Amazon.) One name that has been meaningful to me is “The Vine.” In John 15, Jesus likens Himself to a vine and His followers to branches. Without Him, we can do nothing, but if weRead more …

Lenten Exercise Weeks 5 & 6

Mar 14, 2016 | Posted by in discipleship, Jesus, knowing God, Lent | 0

I enjoy using Biola University’s Lent Project. I read this one early on last week and it fit so well with last week’s Lent Challenge of combating the Seven Deadly Sins: avarice (greed) vs. generosity. But it actually applies to this week (gluttony) as well.   The parables of the Pearl and Hidden Treasure (Matt. 13:44-46),Read more …

Worship and Missions: Why the Silo?

The co-founder of Heart Sounds International and my esteemed teammate, Frank Fortunato, recently wrote a 2-part article in celebration of HSI’s 15th anniversary. In part 2, he begins by saying, It was an epochal moment that day in the late nineties, in Pretoria, South Africa. When it was my turn I gave a brief reportRead more …

Living Out of a Place of Rest, part 1

Apr 15, 2015 | Posted by in discipleship, Jesus, knowing God, OM Arts | 1

Back in January, OM Arts began its seventh year. We began talking about the biblical concept of the Sabbath—Shmita—year. In Leviticus 25, the LORD instituted the seventh year as a year of rest or release (“shmita”) for the land. The Israelites were not to sow, prune, or harvest, but to allow the land to rest. If they askedRead more …

The Peacemaker

Jan 12, 2012 | Posted by in Church, Jesus, The Bible, theology | 0

Have you read this yet? I strongly encourage you to do so. Lots of wisdom inside these 320 pages. The Peacemaker : A Biblical Guide to Resolving Personal Conflict by Ken Sande My rating: 5 of 5 stars Ken Sande’s book could be a game-changer for Christians and churches if we are willing to followRead more …

Prayer amongst the Chilean miners

Feb 4, 2011 | Posted by in Jesus, worship | 0

Here’s a cool article about the power of prayer in the “community” of Chilean miners when they were trapped. Chilean miner Jose Henriquez spoke to the National Prayer Breakfast this morning. The article reminds me of James 5:16, of the healing brought through confession and prayer. Though in the immediate context, James seems to be talking aboutRead more …

Man of Sorrows

Apr 3, 2010 | Posted by in Jesus | 0

I’d like to repost something I wrote on my blog about a year ago. I read it last night and it hit home once again. “Terrified and Depressed” 28 April, 2009: No, I’m not talking about myself. I’m talking about Jesus. My Lord and Savior. My God. I know I’ve missed Good Friday by aRead more …