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[…]
There is a children’s song from Sunday School which goes like this… Jesus loves me, this I know. For the Bible tells me so. I have been pondering this simple phrase from this little song over the last[…]
May the Father bring His presence ever closer to you. May the Son bring freedom, redemption, and restoration through the power of His resurrection. May the Spirit bring truth, comfort, and guidance to your heart, mind,[…]
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[…]
If we study Scripture for the wrong reasons, we risk pride and self-righteousness. Reading the Bible through the lens of the cross helps us understand Scripture in context and teaches us humility and hope.
What is your motivation for reading the Bible…
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[…]