Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Kent complained about having too much to do and being tired of rushing around all the time. He thought that his hurried, overcrowded life was inevitable for him as a pastor who had a family and lived in Orange County, CA in the 21st Century.
Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Rarely in our world do crowds of people applaud the love of God and neighbor, but all of heaven does! The Society of Heaven knows that there is nothing more beautiful and wonderful than Jesus Christ being manifest when one person shares God’s love with another.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Charles Spurgeon was one of the greatest preachers of the 19th Century and yet he struggled with depression. His depression drove him to seek God and he drew closer to the Lord and became more compassionate toward others who were suffering. It’s no wonder that his sermons are still preaching to hundreds of people every day!
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Solitude and silence with Jesus. Today it’s probably the most important discipline we could practice to grow in our intimacy with Jesus and our capacity to love God and other people.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
“It’s no sweat!” we say when something is easy for us. What if we lived life without sweating? Without straining, hurrying, or worrying?
Saturday, February 02, 2013
Last night I fell into a dark hole, a pit of depression. I didn’t see it coming. This bad mood came out of nowhere and pulled me down into a dark discouragement. Have you ever felt this way?
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
The kind of pride that is sinful and deadly is to promote or rely on yourself rather than God. This is a sneaky sin that to some extent is universal in all people, including ministers, leaders, and caregivers who intend to be serving the Lord.
Tuesday, January 08, 2013
What do you want Jesus to do for you? It’s the most important question of your life. John and Andrew were introduced to Jesus by John the Baptist who said to them: “Look, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.” They approached Jesus eagerly and he asked them the question: “What do you want me to do for you?”
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
We all want this year to be better than last — even if last year was a great year. How does that happen? Not by having better circumstances. Not by keeping one of the typical New Year’s resolutions. Not by making no New Year’s resolutions. Not by following the typical Christian advice ...
Friday, December 21, 2012
A holy and happy hermit came to the outskirts of a village and settled down under a tree for the night. He got out his Bible and was about to say his prayers, which he always prayed in Jesus’ name, when a villager suddenly came running up to him and exclaimed, "The stone! The stone! Give me the precious stone!"