Spiritual Growth

November 26, 2021
paradigm shifts, repentance, distrust in science

The Spirit of Truth will guide you: avoiding the ditch on either side of the narrow way

Misinformation that’s been presented as “science” and incorporated into education curriculum for decades is being challenged and debunked by other scientists and historians, both Christian and secular. However, there is some equally sensationalized material circulating via the world wide web that seems to be enticing those who’ve just been delivered out of the camp of mainstream falsification. Some of these fantastical “theories” are deliberately being propagated to discredit and to distract the church, I believe. Likewise, distrust of the medical system and governmental agencies has led an increasing number to embrace natural health and alternative medicine. In the church community, I’m observing a polarization between these two camps and a line drawn that in essence asks people to choose a side. This is a mistake.
November 11, 2021

Trust the experts? “Nobody loves you that much except Jesus!”

A young Amish man began asking his father, a bishop in the church, why their community practiced certain traditions. Angrily his father finally responded, “You be asking too many questions!” […]
November 3, 2021

The connection between paradigm shifts and repentance

A paradigm shift is defined as a radical change in thinking from an accepted point of view to a new belief (Merriam-Webster). The phrase “paradigm shift” is somewhat contemporary (Webster’s […]
October 27, 2021
worthy of worship

All the attention because He’s worth it

I'd like to share a personal story of how the testimonies out of the Shantung Revival convicted me that I'm too easily distracted and spiritually lazy. I am the heiress to a fortune described at the beginning, preoccupied with a mindless toy. Under conviction of this I decided to get away and seek the Lord. Leaving the responsibilities of work, chores, and family, I booked a room out of town (the Lord sent help so that all three of these obligations were well cared for). Departing in the morning, I spent time in the woods and by water, reading my Bible and just quiet.
October 16, 2021
Mount Zion, Mount Sinai, Hebrews 12

The Crown of Righteousness: for all those who love His appearing

“Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto […]
October 14, 2021
scoffers, mockers, scorner

Living with expectation in a land of scoffers

What happens when you to choose persistent faith and devotion to God despite a culture of scoffers? Three individuals from scripture should inspire us to continue to expect God's greatest rewards!
October 2, 2021
in the last days scoffers will come

How to avoid becoming a scoffer in these last days

The dangerous thing about scoffers and mockers is that they hang out in the church and call themselves pastors and teachers and prophets; some are bloggers and professors and Christian […]
September 22, 2021
scoffer, scoffer, mocker, skepticmocker, skeptic

“In the last days scoffers will come, following their own desires”

Have you ever had a conversation with someone about the times we are in, and the imminent return of Christ, only to hear them say something to the effect of, […]
August 25, 2021

Revival in the Red Rose City

What happens when your best laid plans for God get waylaid?  Prepare for Him to do beyond what you could ask or imagine! Leaders of a network of churches attempted […]
August 5, 2021

“Master, we have toiled all night and caught nothing; yet at Your word…”

Sitting on the floor next to my bed, crying over the imminent and premature departure of a loved one from this life, I sensed the Lord saying to me, “Would […]
July 1, 2021
freedom comes from Christ

“Proclaim liberty throughout all the land”: freedom as the nature and theme of God’s word

Don't let them neuter you. Many generations of men gave everything they had so you could walk about in civic freedom. Christ gave the splendor of Heaven and then laid down his life to a cruel death so you could partake of spiritual freedom and the liberty out of which came the civic. No more complacency. It's our time to give it all we have.
June 17, 2021
science and scripture

“Life and death lie in the power of the tongue,” as science is now discovering

Did you ever hear a message so compelling that you had to listen to it a second time? That was my experience as I heard a doctor share her story […]