He had been anointed as king . . . yet he had no kingdom. In fact, he really didn't even have a home. He was a fugitive - always running from his enemy. For years on end. He was David. And if you look at the story of his life, you will realize he had every human right to claim his throne. In fact, the life of his enemy was placed into his hands not once . . . but two … [Read more...] about Upon What Do We Base Our Reactions?
Sometimes God asks us to put our entire foot into the water . . . before He begins to make a way through them. This past weekend I flew back to Indiana for the Dunkard Brethren Ladies Retreat. It was a fun time, yet a stretching time. There were three of us who spoke and I had been invited about a year ago to be one of the speakers. So God has definitely taken me outside … [Read more...] about When God Parts Your Waters
I am going to share with you an article I read from Tim Challies blog. There seems to be an evergrowing movement towards hearing God's voice. Maybe someday I will have the time to share more of our thoughts on this. Although, I suppose we did when we published the post on "Jesus Calling by Sarah Young". Lowell and Ted Byler both did an excellent job on it. You can read it … [Read more...] about God Actually Spoke To Me by Tim Challies
I am learning. Always learning. Sometimes I wish so badly that I could go back and do the last 20 years of my life over again. And if I could, here is one thing I would do differently: I would pray - believing. I could weep when I think of the years I spent telling people I would pray for them, but not truly believing in this God of awesome magnitude. I would look at … [Read more...] about The Forgotten Ministry
I had just arrived at the cabinet shop to pick up our oldest son from work when I received a message on my phone. Taking a few minutes, I stood in the parking lot and began to read this message. I had not gotten very far when tears began rolling down my cheeks. I couldn't say much besides "Oh God." And it truly was a prayer. It was a message from someone I care about so very much, … [Read more...] about When My Worldview Is Too Wide
I honestly don't know much about this new craze going on today called Pokemon Go. However, I know enough to realize that it is not of God and it seems the whole world is wrapped up in it. Lowell has read a few articles on it and believes it to be demonic. What has completely astounded me is that mainstream churches and pastors are now using this game to lure the "unchurched" through … [Read more...] about Pokemon Go Lures Unbelievers to Church . . . by Elliott Nesch