[OP-ed] Opposition Editorial to the Main-Stream Conservative/Christian Editorial I am REALLY FRUSTRATED (Are you?) by what I see happening in the Christian and conservative communities. I do not see these as mutually exclusive, to be clear. Over the last few years, I've watched both of these communities dwindle to a bunch of yelling, complaining, anger-filled … Continue reading Dark War. Get Up, Go Forward!
Toxic Social Media and the Dark Web: Part III
"Like Cancer." Do You Have It? Both science and scripture support the toxicity claims regarding social media. Can you imagine a day without your mobile devices? A few will say that this is a wonderful thought, but the majority of people live in complete dependence on mobile devices and social networks. They are addictive. Social … Continue reading Toxic Social Media and the Dark Web: Part III
Cyrus-Trump. Fool’s Gold and Lessons Learned (Do We Need a King? Part IV)
In all of the years I have walked with the Lord, I have noticed trends concerning spiritual battle and how the enemy (Satan – the accuser) works behind the scenes. Seemingly, he consistently attempts to shine a dark light on himself to liken himself to God or Jesus. Consider the scriptures in Luke, Chapter 4. … Continue reading Cyrus-Trump. Fool’s Gold and Lessons Learned (Do We Need a King? Part IV)
Cyrus-Trump. Fool’s Gold and Lessons Learned (Do We Need a King? Part III)
“This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ Says the Lord of hosts.”Zechariah 4:6, Bible, NKJV Do you think if Israel and her leaders had been living and moving into Freedom from the days of Cyrus’ reign that God would have said this to Zerubbabel? It is also important to remember … Continue reading Cyrus-Trump. Fool’s Gold and Lessons Learned (Do We Need a King? Part III)
Cyrus-Trump. Fools Gold and Lessons Learned (Do We Need a King? Part II)
Golden Iron Pyrite AKA - Fool's Gold Fool’s Gold – Not a Judgement, Just a Few Lessons-Learned from a Battle-Brother There is enough to write here that this could easily become a book or an article series. Israel declaring Donald Trump as “Cyrus” has a very different context than the American evangelical community claiming the … Continue reading Cyrus-Trump. Fools Gold and Lessons Learned (Do We Need a King? Part II)
Toxic Social Media and the Dark Web: Part II
Let's continue to define some of the issues that parents, teachers and leaders need to be considering. There is no simple way to define or describe the complexities of the issues causing our children and society to become at risk. The last blog spoke into some surface-level issues that face kids and families. What about … Continue reading Toxic Social Media and the Dark Web: Part II
Toxic Social Media and the Dark Web: Part I
Do you remember the last time you dropped your middle-schooler off downtown in the big city nearest you? I mean let them and their friends out in the middle of... well, you know what I mean, don't you? No? Well, how about the last time you approved of your high-school-age kids going to the local … Continue reading Toxic Social Media and the Dark Web: Part I
III. Stronger-Together: Unity and a Field of Dreams
When I first moved to Atlanta in 1988, I had never seen a cotton plantation, much less, a field ripe with cotton. While a common site for many across the Southern states, it's amazing how many stories we miss or misinterpret as we travel along life's highways. I have several times over the years, even … Continue reading III. Stronger-Together: Unity and a Field of Dreams
It Just Took Perseverance!
So check this out and be encouraged! I didn't take that top image of the Neowise comet, but I did take the other three in this blog. Here's a short thought for you during these difficult times in our culture. It occurred to me as the Holy Spirit spoke to my heart after Kathy commented … Continue reading It Just Took Perseverance!
Fear of Law Enforcement. Where it Began
So, when you think about Kaepernick taking a knee or any other generalized "resistance" to law enforcement, you might consider that those who struggle with this struggle today, do so through the very DNA and emotional history of their ancestors.
II. In Truth There is Freedom: Justice Follows
The first blog in this mini-series, "Just-us or Justice? Truth Matters," we talked about the problems and shed some light on some of the issues surrounding the agendas actually driving the current social unrest in the United States. Together, we're learning that the violence and the "protests" are rooted in an agenda that is exploiting … Continue reading II. In Truth There is Freedom: Justice Follows
I. Just-us or Justice? Truth Matters.
In February 2012 George Zimmerman, a Hispanic male, born in 1983 confronted a suspicious person wearing a hoodie walking down a street at night. Zimmerman, a neighborhood appointed block watch captain was on patrol in response to a rash of recent burglaries. A confrontation took place and Zimmerman was injured. He shot the person in … Continue reading I. Just-us or Justice? Truth Matters.
Born Into War: If I Were A Leader in The Lord’s Resistance
Enemy occupied territory - that is what this world is. Christianity is the story of how the rightful king has landed, you might say landed in disguise, and is calling us all to take part in a great campaign of sabotage."C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity Reconnaissance Report "Sir, we've finished our assessment. The warriors are assembling … Continue reading Born Into War: If I Were A Leader in The Lord’s Resistance
Born into War: If I Were the Devil’s War Planner
To the young, I would whisper that the Bible is a myth. I would convince the children that man created God instead of the other way around. I’d confide that what’s bad is good and what’s good is square. 1964, Paul Harvey In 1964, Paul Harvey published and recorded his now famous short essay entitled … Continue reading Born into War: If I Were the Devil’s War Planner
Overcoming Fear, Uncertainty and the Coronavirus (Part Three)
Is the Coronavirus God's Judgement? This last blog contains some requested commentary on the "big picture", as well as some practical "advice" for thriving in the midst of disaster. There is a lot of doom and gloom discussion taking place in social media and in the news. There's also a good deal of pollyanna wishful … Continue reading Overcoming Fear, Uncertainty and the Coronavirus (Part Three)
Overcoming Fear, Uncertainty and the Coronavirus (Part Two)
You are not alone. We are in this together! We're in This Together! We were driving along a lonely road in my home state a couple days ago and noticed that the DOT digital sign said "We're in this together!" The first blog post a few days ago somewhat laid the groundwork for this discussion, … Continue reading Overcoming Fear, Uncertainty and the Coronavirus (Part Two)
Overcoming Fear, Uncertainty and the Coronavirus (Part One)
Thriving While Others are Surviving is a Matter of the Mind You Are Not Alone Recently, a pastor and good friend asked me to define a "shepherd." Our discussion was focused around the responsibilities of a pastor in the context of leading at the local church level. His first question was, "How would you define … Continue reading Overcoming Fear, Uncertainty and the Coronavirus (Part One)
Peace, Living Shalom
In Hebrew, “shalom” can be either a noun or a verb. It has the depth that seeks to address your and my health, well-being, our very completeness as a person.
Do We Need a King?
In the old days of Israel, Samuel was a prophet of God and the people of Israel did not need a king. They obeyed God and He provided for them.
This is Who We Are…
Diversity has been so misused and what was originally meant as a virtue has become a dogmatic tyrannical mandate.