• The Quickened Man

    24 September, 2017

    A man's troubled journey, as he kicks this earth's dust, is to spiritual formation. The alert know this. His trip under beating suns or over impossible mountains is the re-forming of God's image within; an image first spoiled and misshapen from his dalliance with sin. Those that will be…...[read more]

  • The Land of Tomorrow

    4 July, 2017

    Through the exodus the Lord had separated Israel from Egypt, false worship from true. Separation is holiness. Israel wandered in circles for four decades, one year for every day the twelve spies had explored the promised land. Released from slavery with the greatest natural miracle in history, God…...[read more]

  • 2 Heroes & 10 Zeroes

    3 July, 2017

    Circa 1500 B.C. the Israelites fled Egypt for the Promised Land, Canaan. The sons of Abraham were free, but their thoughts were not. Caleb and Joshua were the only two of twelve spies to return from the land of giants - Canaan, with a good report. Caleb held a disruptive faith-filled spirit. So,…...[read more]

  • Echoes of Yesterday

    2 July, 2017

    Half a century ago the Beatles longed for yesterday, when troubles seemed so far away. Two and a half millennia ago the Israelites longed for freedom, to also place their troubles far way. Egypt's loathsome and brutal toil had become too much to bear. To answer their prayer the Lord parted…...[read more]

  • That Dark Side of the Dream

    29 March, 2017

    Slavery in Egypt gave the Israelites a dream. They dreamt of Canaan but tripped in the desert. With a gob-smacking, history turning intervention God led His woeful troupe of moaners and groaners through the Red Sea. Each subsequent day for four decades He endured their bad spirits, and their bitter…...[read more]

  • The Profit of the Desert Place

    19 September, 2016

    Hannah lived in the sand-blasted desperate deserts of her soul. Year after year Elkanah's wife Hannah worshiped and sacrificed to the Lord. Hannah was sorely provoked in spirit through her barrenness, weeping much in anguish and grief. Her pleading did not cease any more than God had not…...[read more]

  • Jesus did Solitude#

    4 July, 2016

    Did Jesus ever make a mistake? His brief season upon planet earth was punctuated in silence, devotion and prayerful solitude. A model we all would do well to heed. Solitude is as much self-discovery as it is the window Heaven opens unto itself. Both Mark and Luke, as they begin their Gospels…...[read more]

  • The Return to Darkness#

    18 April, 2016

    I saw a large number of people trapped by a cave-in. In an instant total darkness fell upon the cave. Some were injured. The darkness hid the wounds but not the pain. The darkness could not stop the bleeding. Two people were sent for rescue, to find a way out. This was an impossibly difficult task,…...[read more]

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