How Do I Hear God?

We’ve all felt a twinge of suspicion when someone claims to have “heard from God.” We know God speaks, but hearing Him can be difficult. Learning how to hear His voice by trial and error can be an unnerving experience…. … More How Do I Hear God?

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Where is God?

In heavy mud boots I crawled out a window onto my front porch. The early morning rains and blasts of cold air extinguished the warmth I felt under my jacket. Minuets later floodwaters poured into our home. I stumbled from the porch and sank deeper into the chilling current. Waist deep in the dark water … More Where is God?

Break the cycle

“This year I’m going to…” I’ve repeated that resolution in a self-affirming voice to myself. I’ve declared my Rubicon crossing many a January and often met the inevitable failure that follows. From resolutions of learning languages to healthy workout plans, my aspirations, vainly linked to a changing calendar date, have been common. The cycle of … More Break the cycle

This is the Life

“This is the life!” She gleefully declared. She was a tourist relaxing in a casually perched corner hammock overlooking a scenic blue ocean. My wife and I were seated near her awaiting our seafood lunch order. I couldn’t help but considering, “is this the life?” I don’t know anything about our fellow restaurant patron, but … More This is the Life

Don’t Judge Me!

“Don’t’ judge me!” We hear it with growing frequency. Behind the statement there is a semblance of truth. Many use the passage in Luke 6:37 to imply that no one has the right to make a moral judgment on their personal behavior. If the meaning in Jesus’ statement of, “judge not unless you be judged,” … More Don’t Judge Me!

Is being “Slain in the Spirit” Biblical?

There’s much contention regarding this phenomenon of being “slain in the Spirit.” Is this a Biblical response to God’s presence? Some write it off as a sensationalistic response while others categorize it as a demonic or manipulative practice. In Charismatic/ Pentecostal circles it is believed that when someone is overwhelmed by the power of God, … More Is being “Slain in the Spirit” Biblical?