Monthly Archives: February 2011

Managing the Cat Preserve

I’m on day two of five days without my family.  My wife and kids headed out of town for a ski vacation while I’m stuck at the homestead taking care of the cattle.  Actually, we don’t own any cattle, but we do have two cats, two mice, a turtle, and possibly two goldfish.  The possibility […]

The End is Near (Once Again)

Nothing itches the ears like end times. Unfortunately, most of our discussions concerning the “last days” have revolved around who will be left behind.  Interest spiked at the turn of the century, but for the most part, we are as last day ignorant as ever. You might ask “What’s wrong with a healthy ignorance of […]

Christ is the Answer to the Fullness of God

Christ is the answer.  There is no other path. . .no other way to the fullness of God! Freedom is rooted in the cross of Jesus Christ.  God came embodied as man.  In Jesus, grace took on flesh.  In Christ, love took a breath.  The hands of Christ extended the will of God into the […]

A Vision of the Curses Man Serves and God Sees

I saw an eye socket sized hole in the wall.  The angel told me to match my eye to the hole and look.  “See what they are doing.” I knelt and gazed through the eye shaped hole.  I saw a man through the eye shaped whole. He stood before me as I knelt behind the […]

Live According to The Spirit, Not According to The Flesh

Romans 8:5-11 (ESV) (v. 5) “For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit.” To understand Romans 8 it is important to look at the full implications of the phrases […]

A Blog for Dummies

I’m not a big fan of the “For Dummies” publishing empire.  Let’s just say if “Home Repair for Dummies” put on a concert, I wouldn’t buy a ticket. For those of you unfamiliar with the “For Dummies” genre, these books exist to educate the ignorant and easily confused masses.  Therefore, these mentoring manuscripts cover almost […]

Refocusing Our Pastor Priorities by Neglecting Widows

So here is a pop quiz scenario for my pastor friends. You wake up with a cheerful disposition, only to be confronted by the latest church crisis.  Your church runs a food bank for poor single mothers, dependent widows and neglected children.  As you check your morning emails, you see a heading tagged urgent.  Your […]