• Intimacy Gained

    16 May, 2019

    Intimacy and busyness are rarely wed, they are unnatural partners. The following tale has often been repeated: . It is much like the story of a harried executive who went to a desert father and complained about frustration in prayer, flawed virtue and failed relationships. The hermit went into…...[read more]

  • When the enemy is too powerful ~ B

    7 February, 2019

    Faith is not the result of striving, it is the result of surrender. ~ Bill Johnson There is a point where strivings fail, when all my expended energy still has not achieved its goals. At this point the soul reaches surrender. It is from surrender that stillness replaces striving. Stillness, by…...[read more]

  • When the enemy is too powerful ~ A

    6 February, 2019

    Ten naysayers reported of the promised land: 'There we saw the giants.' (paraphrase Numbers 13:33) We cannot tell what loss and sorrow and trial are doing. As giants threaten and lions chase a time arrives when: fleeing seems the only option... fears arise and confront strength... that…...[read more]

  • Punching the Pillow

    19 August, 2018

    Around AD 95 on rugged volcanic terrain in the Greek Mediterranean a banished apostle John sat with his God. His island of exile was Patmos. He wrote Revelation. Wind the hands of time back further and Moses would climb his Mount Sinai, or King David would stop beside his still waters. All enjoyed…...[read more]

  • A Lesson from Lake Tahoe

    4 July, 2018

    Hannah Whitall Smith (1832-1911), converted to Jesus in 1858 through the influence of the Plymouth Brethren. Her husband (Robert) too converted at a later time would not stay with Christ, sadly he claimed Buddhism in his later years. Yet amidst a very difficult life Hannah continued with her Lord…...[read more]

  • Satan's Most Masterful Stroke Against Christians?

    9 May, 2018

    Is Christianity stumbling, nay falling to senseless men? Has it become subject to those without spiritual reason? Is the contemporary Christian casual, or are they casualties? We Christians have: the richest of faiths, the storehouses of heaven stocked for us with doors wide open, the brightest of…...[read more]

  • The Making of the Soul

    2 December, 2017

    What craziness has caught us, what malaise has fallen upon us, that our individual prayer as much as our praying together could fall for such a bold deception: that our words are more important than our silence? Silence has become a fearful thing ... silence is like a gaping abyss which may just…...[read more]

  • 'The Silence of the Lambs'#

    23 July, 2017

    "For over a year now and for some time before this, God spoke to me very clearly about the stillness and silence. And the secret place. He reminded me of how the prophets of Baal whipped and danced and screamed for the fire to fall, but it was Elijah's simple prayer that moved…...[read more]

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