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Enjoy a great book and help a wonderful cause

Posted by on Nov 29, 2014 in Latest News, Spiritual Growth | 0 comments

Enjoy a great book and help a wonderful cause

For what you’d spend on a fast food meal, you can enrich yourself with some “soul food” instead, and at the same time benefit a great cause. 100% of net proceeds from all my book sales this month are going to benefit a couple who are adopting a little boy. Tomorrow, November 30, is the final day of this fundraiser. Check out my books page for a complete list of titles and descriptions. All books are available in paperback and kindle, and all proceeds will go to this family.  There’s something for every adult or teen on your gift list, too! Thanks for your...

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“He who offers a sacrifice of thanksgiving honors Me”

Posted by on Nov 24, 2014 in Latest News, prayer, Spiritual Growth | 0 comments

“He who offers a sacrifice of thanksgiving honors Me”

In the midst of troubling times and circumstances, the Lord has a very useful tool to bring peace to us: give thanks. Counting our blessings and focusing on all the benefits He has given us is a way to worship Him. This restores our faith and draws our focus from problems back to all the ways He has provided and cared for us. There is a reason that thanksgiving is described in scripture as a weapon of war. Often the war we’re fighting is in our mind, because our faith is a channel to Heaven. If we become negative or down in the dumps, our faith dries up and we’re not receiving from Heaven...

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24 hours in His presence

Posted by on Nov 17, 2014 in Latest News, prayer, Spiritual Growth, The Holy Spirit | 1 comment

24 hours in His presence

Our church was challenged to a 24-hour prayer vigil in which we could pray through the night and/or sign up for “shifts.” I haven’t pulled an all-nighter since college, but I really wanted to offer the Lord a sacrifice of my comfort and convenience. My flesh kept saying, “It’s for your best interest to get rest” but David’s words to Araunah  when he interceded for the land kept coming to me: “No, but I will surely buy [the threshing floor and oxen] from you for a price, for I will not offer burnt offerings to the Lord my God which cost me nothing” (2 Samuel 24:24)....

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Leaving the Shallows

Posted by on Nov 11, 2014 in Latest News, Spiritual Growth, The Holy Spirit | 0 comments

Leaving the Shallows

“When we catch a glimpse in our spirits of the mightiness of the God we serve, and when we take His words to heart, doors suddenly open where there seemed only to be walls. The prospect of bad news no longer intimidates us. We eagerly anticipate the days ahead. The mundane in life suddenly becomes an adventure. Best of all, we begin to see ordinary people and common events as glorious. God is able and willing. It is the clouded way that we see Him that is often the real problem.” The preceding description is from my new book, Leaving the Shallows: igniting the faith that...

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A sky lit up with prayer

Posted by on Nov 2, 2014 in Latest News, prayer, Spiritual Growth | 2 comments

A sky lit up with prayer

A New Brunswick man just visited our church and told of how he overdosed in April 2014 after struggling with the excruciating pain of Guillain-Barre disease. In the hospital he was pronounced clinically dead for 12 hours. During that time he entered the portals of Heaven and gave an exhilarating account of what he saw and did. One of the things he said that really struck me was that in the blue skies of Heaven he saw what looked like contrails in brilliant colors. Unlike a jet’s contrails, which follow the earth’s curvature, these were vertical and shot straight up. He was told while he...

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An effective warfare prayer

Posted by on Oct 27, 2014 in Latest News, prayer, Spiritual Warfare, State of the nation | 0 comments

An effective warfare prayer

Genesis 11 gives an account of humanity gathering in the plain of Shinar to build a city, along with “a tower whose top would reach into heaven.” In these plans was an antichrist system of thought, for it says that their purpose was to “make for ourselves a name” (v. 4). That is the mindset of humanism: man is glorified, and somehow through himself – through education, through effort, through enterprise – man can achieve peace and satisfaction and glory, and yet bypass God Himself. Notice what The Lord’s response is to the plans of man without Him. “The Lord said,...

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The good stewardship of liberty

Posted by on Oct 20, 2014 in Latest News, State of the nation | 2 comments

The good stewardship of liberty

Having a number of friends who have immigrated to the USA from Hungary, Egypt, Venezuela, Iran, and other nations, I’ve observed two common denominators among them: they appreciate and exercise their voting franchise, and they tend to be far more discerning of the political atmosphere than the average American. Following the 2012 election, Joel Rosenberg reported that the voting habits of 6.4 million evangelical Christians greatly swayed the election in favor of Obama: “It is stunning to think that more than 6 million self-described evangelical Christians would vote for a President...

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