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Contending for Climate Change: “Let justice roll down like waters”

Posted by on Nov 1, 2017 in Latest News, prayer, Prophecy, The Holy Spirit | 0 comments

Contending for Climate Change: “Let justice roll down like waters”

I live in a region nicknamed the Garden Spot, and while one sees plenty of corn, wheat, and other crops flourishing in abundance, one rarely sees orange trees. Why? To grow oranges in this area would be a real challenge. Orange trees need warmer temperatures, a specific amount of rainfall, and sandy soil that drains away water in order to thrive. While tending my garden one day, the Lord spoke to me of this difficulty in getting certain things to grow because of an environment that is conducive to certain plants but hostile to others. “In the same way, I want the fruit of the kingdom of...

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“Lift up your heads, O gates, that the King of glory may come in!”

Posted by on Oct 22, 2017 in Latest News, prayer, Prophecy, State of the nation | 2 comments

“Lift up your heads, O gates, that the King of glory may come in!”

For the last twelve months the Lord has highlighted, impressed upon me, and essentially flooded my consciousness with the word “gates.” Everywhere in scripture I keep seeing it pop up. My prayer journal is peppered with the word. Fellow believers with whom I share this each have a different interpretation of the significance of the word “gates;” I’ve written each one down and pondered them because I believe all are potentially valid. One passage in particular God seemed to highlight is regarding Samson. “Now Samson [was with a prostitute] until midnight, and at midnight he arose...

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Don’t Block Your Blessings: honoring authority in a rebellious generation

Posted by on Oct 12, 2017 in Latest News, Spiritual Growth, State of the nation | 0 comments

Don’t Block Your Blessings:  honoring authority in a rebellious generation

Obeying authority is not something Americans generally do well. Our nation was birthed in revolution, and some time after the Second World War rebellion became fashionable. James Dean personified the troubled youth at odds with his parents in the 1955 cult classic “Rebel Without a Cause.” The 1960s and 1970s are remembered as an era of a new strain of music defined by its insubordination and nonconformity. Cynicism and skepticism of socio norms was the Zeitgeist. College campuses became protest grounds, and government and “the system” became the objects of their rejection. It is...

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What does the Bible say about pollution and the earth?

Posted by on Sep 19, 2017 in Latest News, Prophecy, State of the nation | 0 comments

What does the Bible say about pollution and the earth?

A scientist once said that, after years of study in his field, when he came to know Christ he felt as though he’d reached the summit of a great mountain and all the Christians were already there waiting, secure in a knowledge he’d been seeking all his life. The Bible has the answers not only to the condition of the human heart, but it contains revelation that modern science is only just now discovering – or, for which it has only speculation. Previously, I researched and wrote on the harmony of science and scripture and the Bible’s prolific mention of climate change; a friend and...

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Three Things You Hear When You’re Burdened to Pray for the Nation

Posted by on Sep 5, 2017 in Latest News, prayer, Spiritual Growth, State of the nation | 0 comments

Three Things You Hear When You’re Burdened to Pray for the Nation

If you’re passionate about the direction of the nation, and if you hunger and thirst for righteousness in your land, perhaps at some point you’ve been chided for your zeal. In my last post, I shared my own testimony of not knowing what to do with the burden I carried for my country, but how the Lord kept showing me He would not have given me such a heart to care if He did not intend to answer the desires of my heart, specifically as they pertained to the nation. Here are three things I’ve heard Christians say to fellow believers or even to themselves over the years, usually as a...

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A Reward Like Simeon’s

Posted by on Dec 15, 2014 in Latest News, Spiritual Growth, The Holy Spirit | 2 comments

A Reward Like Simeon’s

He was a man whose existence centered on one thing: seeing the Messiah. “There was a man in Jerusalem called Simeon, who was righteous and devout, looking for the consolation of Israel; and the Holy Spirit was upon him. It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Christ. And he came in the Spirit into the temple, and when the parents brought in the child Jesus…Simeon took him in his arms, and blessed God” (Luke 2:25-28). Simeon then prophesied over Jesus, detailing the startling word that He would be a light...

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Scenes from Childhood

Posted by on Dec 11, 2014 in Latest News | 0 comments

Scenes from Childhood

Coming soon! My newest book, Scenes from Childhood, is a novella set in the romantic Bavarian Alps. The plot deals with the crisis between two adult siblings following the death of their mother. What is a novella? Shorter than a novel and longer than a short story, the novella features taut prose, lots of symbolism, fewer characters and plot lines, and historically centers around events and themes. Stay tuned for more details on Scenes from Childhood, available this month!

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