Real Prayer for “Real” People

“The Lord is near to all who call on him,┬áto all who call on him in truth.” Psalm 145:18 I don’t want to pretend anymore. It’s been a little more than six months ago since I prayed this simple prayer: “Lord, may it be the real me who comes to the real you.” ‘Lead me […]

Mental Illness Concerns

As with anything, those of us with mental illness have much to think through. I believe that God will direct us through these issues. And these are not static things. It isn’t “one and your done”– these are ongoing. They never get completely resolved; you must get used to this. The following list is not […]

Five Barn Burners

  There are some who may not understand the term, but back on the farm in Wisconsin, “barnburning” meant one of two things: 1. A person who burns down a barn, (obviously literal.) 2. Something amazing or noteworthy. To be strong, impressive, or of interest, (metaphorical.) The following verses have made a tremendous influence on […]

Crying Out Loud (Prayer)

“The Christian life is not a constant high. I have my moments of deep discouragement. I have to go to God in prayer with tears in my eyes, and say, ‘O God, forgive me,’ or ‘Help me.’” –Billy Graham “The church that is not jealously protected by mighty intercession and sacrificial labors will before long […]

In the Spirit (On the Lord’s Day)

“Wise leaders should have known that the human heart cannot exist in a vacuum. If Christians are forbidden to enjoy the wine of the Spirit they will turn to the wine of the flesh….Christ died for our hearts and the Holy Spirit wants to come and satisfy them.” –A.W. Tozer “Take this as the secret […]