The Battle of the Mind


Is the fabric of our society crumbling? I often wonder. I think that 1st Century believers also thought that their world was headed for imminent collapse. The truth is, we have been in the “End times” ever since Jesus ascended to Heaven to sit at the right hand of the Father. These end times will…

Refreshing In The Lord


Last week at our Mini-church / Bible Study, we were discussing the question of “Refreshing in the Lord”. What exactly does that mean? There are probably some decent denotative descriptions, such as “Filling with the Holy Spirt for purposes of revitalizing one’s faith” or some such. That didn’t do much for me though. I related…

He Sent His Very Best


I come back to this almost every day. We are NOT, as Christians, to get so wrapped up in the world that we forget where we are going. I told our daughter just today that we cannot (can never) resolve the past fully; that we can only make some sense from it, and learn the…

Thoughts For Independence Day 2017


Malachi 2:17 “You have wearied the Lord with your words. But you say, “How have we wearied him?” By saying, “Everyone who does evil is good in the sight of the Lord, and he delights in them.” Or by asking, “Where is the God of justice?”” This to me, is what Bonhoeffer was talking about…

What Is Faith?


faith fāTH noun 1. complete trust or confidence in someone or something. 2. strong belief in God or in the doctrines of a religion, based on spiritual apprehension rather than proof. Google claims there is no “Proof” for faith. I would argue them that point from now until I die! There is TONS of proof!…

Carrie Fisher’s Autopsy Results


This is disturbing. But it’s the world’s way of dealing with pain – more drugs. As a Christian, and a former addict, I believe that Jesus Christ is all I need to heal any and all problems in my life! Of course it really doesn’t matter if anything is healed or not, who He is,…

Can Christians Rebuke Satan?


Question from my daughter this morning. She went to a “Healing Room” last night at a church that claims you can heal yourself by “Believing and praying hard enough”. That’s magic! Here’s an expanded look. Do Christians have the authority to rebuke the devil? Short answer: No. Long answer: Some Christians practice and teach that…