200. The super-power of One and one.

Revivals are a sovereign move of God initiated by the Holy Spirit working through consecrated men and women.  It begins with a deeper appreciation for the holiness of God and a realization of how offensive our sins must be in the sight of a holy God.  Revivals are not churches filled with people but people filled with…

199. In the midst of the years

[New Year 2021] I know you want to say it.  Of course, it is a frustration, irritation, infuriation, aggravation and a vexation.  We have had enough!  Can we announce an end to the virus?  We are sick and tired of virus politics and virus economics. Can we turn the page to the New Year?   Well no, apparently not.  While we…

194. Do you trust Me?

I was so certain I have used this title before; searching my computer and looking for the familiar words that ring true in my heart.  I was very surprised when I could not find them.  I have found references to trust and I know I have written on it before, but I haven’t used it as a…

170. Put the jar in its place

I realize I am rambling on about jars and vessels, assuming you all have read the Old Testament stories that I heard at my mother’s knee.  She was a real storyteller.  If she told you the story of a book she read, there was no need for you to read the book – it will…

169. The jar remains full

It is a privilege to talk about the highest principles of life.  It is the marvel of the Bible.  I appreciate the theologians and apologists and other academics of various disciplines and love to listen to them.  I thank God for them.  They study the big questions; those that David says he avoids (Psalms 131:1). There…

148. What then…how is it possible?

What do you live for?  How do you live for it?  The answers to these questions are the mainstay of a life of excellence.  Yet, we do not spend enough time to contemplate, meditate and pray about the big picture. Often corporations do the exercise.  Strategy sessions they call it.  Management getting together to hammer out…

146. The feasting table of faith in the storm.

Continuing from the previous Pebbles…the disciples are in a panic.  They are struggling against wind and wave, fighting for their lives. Real life.  Circumstances are out of control without a clear resolution.  All the good intentions of calm sessions in therapy are thrown overboard when reality overwhelms purposeful and wise life goals.  Where, you may ask,…

131. The prayer of prayers.

[John 17] We have come to the end of the long summaries of Jesus’ conversations with His disciples. In this chapter He prays for them. It is remarkable that John records this prayer in so much detail. It is clear that Jesus’ words made a huge impression on him and it was part of the…

110. Know that you know – no doubt.

Many times when I read about Jesus’ walk on earth, I try to imagine how it might have been for the ordinary folk. Caught in the political strife of the day, they struggled to make sense of the Roman government and taxes, being hassled and mistreated as an outpost of a vast empire very impatient…

107. Full and fed – what now?

What would happen if all our prayers were answered in one go, suddenly, just like that? We would be overwhelmed with gratitude with the One who made it possible and spontaneously worship Him. There is no doubt in my mind that this is a natural response to greatness and miraculous deeds, just like the crowds…