June 18, 2018
There is an vastness to God that invites us continually to come near and know him better. It is one of the things that delights me…..that there will always be more to know of God.
However, as I have discipled others there are some basics that seem to present themselves as most necessary to a foundation of knowing God.
– That God is. He is present
That God is Good. All that he does will ultimately prove to have been in our best interest.
That God is... read more»
June 18, 2018
On Father’s Day someone posted a question on Facebook…..What are some things your Father taught you? Some of the things that came to my mind right away were these:
How to drive a standard transmission vehicle.
How to check oil in a car.
How to wiggle my ears.
How to bray like a donkey.
That a loyal pet is worth tears.
How to enjoy peanut butter straight from the jar with a spoon.
How to work hard, really hard.
That love is defined by what you give, not what you get.
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June 17, 2018
Such a range of topics can be covered in a recovery counseling session! I can move from Johari windows to the Apostle Paul’s progression of humility revealed in Scripture to reading The Velveteen Rabbit to John Wesley’s Holy Club questions! Oh, the places you’ll go when God is leading! The thing I love the most is that while I have certain standard activities and topics that I like to cover, sometimes the Lord gently speaks into the situation and says, “Hey, let’s... read more»
June 17, 2018
Since what I post has pretty well been dismissed, marginalized and censored by social media’s Big Brothers on Facebook and Twitter, I feel no risk in saying what I think. So here goes…..
I wrote a group of television public service announcements one time in advance of a senate race in Alabama. I had several well known state and local politicians video the PSAs.. In one of them I had written, “Know the influential people in your community”. The politician who was to... read more»
June 16, 2018
Early in my young adult life I was taken in by the courageous, persevering women of the Civil Rights movement in Montgomery, Alabama who became spiritual mothers to me. They worked through many means, including the League of Women Voters where I myself volunteered and studied how to change the world, one person alone, one task at the time, in the face of overwhelming opposition, standing only in the name of what’s right and good and fair (as exemplified in the life of Christ... read more»
June 15, 2018
“The best yields always start as broken fields.” (From The Broken Way by Ann VosKamp)
The Lord spoke to my heart on March 20, 1997 as I drove past this lovely fresh-plowed field on U.S. Hwy. 231 South, just north of Cottondale, FL. A sudden burst of light, like a lightning bolt, seen out of the corner of my eye, caused me to turn toward this view and I felt the Lord say, “This is you!” i was surprised and delighted by the Lord’s Word that... read more»
June 15, 2018
You will never find Jesus so precious as when the world is one vast howling wilderness. Then he is like a rose blooming in the midst of the desolation, a rock rising above the storm.-Robert Murray McCheyne
Pastor Donna Pfeffer is leading our ladies through “”Discerning the Vouce of God” by Priscilla Shirer. Today Shirer’s lesson was on hearing God in the wilderness….. using principles from the life of Moses
I had been reflecting on some thoughts from Ann Voskamp, too, this week... read more»
June 10, 2018
Text message from a young lady in recovery: “Why does satan continue to fight a war with God he has already lost?”
Me: “Because he is stubborn and willful……just like us.”
God is sovereign. His will is ultimately going to be done. Yet we, like satan, continue to think we can negotiate with, rebel against, or ignore God. How is that any different than what satan has always done? God is patient. He will bring about his justice when he is ready. In the meantime,... read more»