We are not obligated

Besides my old stronghold of anger (see "a very personal story", I used to live with other habits that were sin.  I simply did not realize that I could be completely free.  But as I have developed the habit of sitting before he Lord every single day, he has finally conquered all of these old … Read more about We are not obligated

Holiness matters in prayer

If we have walked with God for a long time then we have had powerful experiences where we have seen prayer work.  We may have even witnessed divine healings or spiritual deliverances that have rocked our world.  But (if we are perfectly honest with ourselves) we have also had times when prayer has … Read more about Holiness matters in prayer

Misrepresenting God

My thirteen year old son is growing in leaps and bounds spiritually so that he has already begun to teach me.  Last week he pointed out (as he had been studying in his youth group) that the third commandment:  “You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God…” Ex. 20:7 does not simply mean to … Read more about Misrepresenting God

In hot pursuit of Christ!

Jesus taught that our actions reveal who we are: “Make a tree good and its fruit will be good, or make a tree bad and its fruit will be bad, for a tree is recognized by its fruit.” Mt. 12:33 Dallas Willard states it this way in his book, “Renovation of the Heart”: “If I do evil, I am the kind … Read more about In hot pursuit of Christ!

12 Life Saving Steps

Dallas Refers to the twelve step program as a life saving program.  I couldn’t agree more.  I thought it would be appropriate to review them as part of my last several blogs.  (Types of addictions and A very personal story).  I have linked some of my own blog posts to some of the steps as an … Read more about 12 Life Saving Steps