Taking Jesus Out of the Chick-Flick Mentality

Note: This is a meditation about God's faithfulness. I heard my pastor's voice in my meditation time. He said (and says regularly) that God is not faithful to us; He is faithful to His Word. Over and over, I heard this in my head and heart. Consider a scenario. When people disappoint us and we … Continue reading Taking Jesus Out of the Chick-Flick Mentality


How Culture Promotes Toxicity

Kingdom citizens,  God bless you wherever this post finds you! Today I want to share a snippet from my reading. This semester I am to write two chapters of the dissertation (pray!). One aspect I plan to cover is toxic leadership and behaviors in the local church dynamic. Here is a short list from a book … Continue reading How Culture Promotes Toxicity

Light the Candle of Joy (Advent Week #3)

To mark the third week of Advent, we light the pink candle (or a third purple candle). The candle of joy is also called the Shepherd Candle. I thought we might begin this entry with the lyrics to the classic Christmas carol written by Isaac Watts in 1719 (music by George Frederick Handel). Pardon my emphasis … Continue reading Light the Candle of Joy (Advent Week #3)

Pre-Advent Thoughts

We are one week out from the beginning of the Advent season. Once I learned this word, Advent, I loved it. Here are the definitions.  -- the period beginning four Sundays before Christmas and observed by some Christians as a season of prayer and fasting -- the coming of Christ at the Incarnation -- not … Continue reading Pre-Advent Thoughts

Join the Resistance (Lawlessness conclusion)

I had the honor to preach a message called "Join the Resistance." The scripture emphasis was from 1 Peter 5:6-11. Here it is in the English Standard Version. 6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, 7 casting all your anxieties on him, because he … Continue reading Join the Resistance (Lawlessness conclusion)