Where Is the Life in Our Churches?

Today I have been reflecting on nature of Church growth and Kingdom advance in light of a parable of Jesus in Luke 15. It seems so many churches in our nation are looking around at a massive lack of fruit in our ministries (praise God though this is not the reality in many parts of […]

A Faint Cry in the Cold Wind- from Thanksgiving to Advent

A Faint Cry in the Cold Wind “The Lord lifts up those who are bowed down.” -Psalm 146: 8b We are now in the thick of the Christmas season. By the time you are reading this, your house has probably transitioned from being perfumed by pumpkin spice and the tantalizing smell of stovetop dressing to […]

A Wink and a Nod

“People who wink at wrong cause trouble, but a bold reproof promotes peace.” -Proverbs 10:10 When I read this verse from Proverbs I immediately think of two things: 1) My dog Penny.  She loves to hop up right in front of you on the couch and get her chest rubbed until she goes almost comatose. […]