Playing Outside the Box I see the world in a slightly different manner, especially concerning matters of the church. I view the church and how it engages the culture (men, in particular) in a very[…]
Why do our leaders want us to be silent?
There is a common phrase I head from pastors, “as we grow larger, we must grow smaller.” This is typically around the implementation of home-based groups as a means to facilitate relationships, personal ministry, and try[…]
Is it just me or has the American church, in general, lost its sense of “community”? By “community” I refer to the activities seen in the early church, in particular Acts 2:42-47. There we see[…]
When I hear the word “accountable” I think of either business discipline or a religious legalistic attempt to control behavior and sin. I have a long history with this; I have been in church “accountability” groups for decades…
God is looking for the attitude in David’s heart. In the Book of Psalms (# 51) you encounter David’s prayer to God over his sinful behavior. David identifies in the 16th verse what God does NOT[…]
One day, while peering out the castle window, he notices the neighbor’s wife taking a bath in her rooftop hot tub. Suddenly living this divine destiny is not good enough any longer and he decides he[…]
The silent voice calls Loudly in the darkness The heart looks inward Seeking the source of life Yearning to live free Knowing the real you The Real You The soul cries for mercy When life[…]
Have you ever asked yourself this question… What does God really want from me? Religious traditions offer up a lot of purported answers, mostly recognized by the seemingly never-ending list of “do’s” and even longer[…]
Masterpiece: A New Humanity The hard work of a life well lived May the world I touch be more beautiful and better off for my being here. May my life be a work of art,[…]
A Poem by Stephen E Adams.
reclaim Canvas: The Context of Art The hard work of being human and reclaiming our humanity Check canvas: How are your relationships? How does your inner world look? How does your outer world look? Check[…]
Not my usual fare but useful information. ~sea As Mark Twain famously wrote, “I didn’t have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead.” His point? Strong writing is lean[…]
Craft: The Elegance of Workmanship The hard work of greatness Identify something in your life that is an extension of who you are and the work you do. Make a commitment to either stop doing[…]