From Compartment to Fulfillment (Updated*)

One of the more difficult facets about coming out of an organized and human sustained church environment is transitioning into a life more dependent on relationship with God and with the organic group of people that God has strategically placed us in. When I received the revelation that God was calling me out of the traditional prescribed … More From Compartment to Fulfillment (Updated*)

Living in the Romance

“Praise Jesus, I’ve been saved, sanctified, and filled with the Holy Ghost!” Ever said this, or heard someone say something similar. There’s not a lot wrong with it, the intentions of it are pretty good. But, there’s a problem I want to point out… it’s all in the past tense. See we have a tendency to … More Living in the Romance

Devoted: Transfigure Orginally Published: March 31, 2010

Matthew 17:1-9 (The Message) 1-3 Six days later, three of them saw that glory. Jesus took Peter and the brothers, James and John, and led them up a high mountain. His appearance changed from the inside out, right before their eyes. Sunlight poured from his face. His clothes were filled with light. Then they realized … More Devoted: Transfigure Orginally Published: March 31, 2010

Cut to the Heart

Do you love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength? This was the question Jesus posed to the religious leader in Mark 12. He, like us, interpreted Jesus’ cutting words as “THAT is some really good teachin’!” Because we … More Cut to the Heart

Habits of Strong Disciples

(I totally hijacked an entire article on weight training/power lifting by Jim Wendler and changed about 25 phrases to reflect a life of discipleship. The bold words are mine the rest is his. The original article is here He has some pretty brilliant training perspectives. As you’ll see bleeding through this re-written article) Consistency … More Habits of Strong Disciples

Being Human

(This was written to be read allowed as a devotional for ADD listeners like myself.) A friend asked how I was doing the other morning and I responded “I’m here… I am human”. I was training for a race and my feet hurt. I had been doing too much on every level. Real life stuff, here. I guess I could have just said that I was “doing great!”. But it wasn’t that type … More Being Human

From the Future

History has the ability to haunt us. Be it our personal history, family history, or the history of our nation. Yet, the future has a way of bringing us hope, optimism, perseverance, and a bold joy that breaks down the structures of evil. In recent weeks and months, we have all been reminded as a … More From the Future

Progressive Surrender

To say my ambition is dead sounds a little morbid. And an exaggeration. My dreams and visions have had time to reign in my life and for the most part those things had their day. I’ve accomplished things in my life–things that others haven’t; things to be proud of. But the effort to tame and … More Progressive Surrender