“But I Do It Anyway”

“And I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. I want to do what is right, but I can’t.  I want to do what is good, but I don’t. I don’t want to do what is wrong, but I do it anyway. But if I do what I don’t wantContinue reading ““But I Do It Anyway””

Choosing to Walk With the Broken

It seems the world is divided into two groups. Those all together, happy, healthy, and reasonably sane and ‘self actualized’. Those with significant issues, have hang-ups, and who are lesser sane. We gravitate toward success. Even in a spiritual sense we do so. No one wants to be associated with a ‘washed-up’ loser.  We expectContinue reading “Choosing to Walk With the Broken”

Mechanisms of the Spirit

Especially for the Leaders and Pastors who Guide the Ministry of the Church:   “Unless the Lord builds a house,  the work of the builders is wasted. Unless the Lord protects a city, guarding it with sentries will do no good.” Psalm 127:1 “O my son, give me your heart. May your eyes take delightContinue reading “Mechanisms of the Spirit”

The Praise of Men

“…but just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not to please man, but to please God who tests our hearts.” 1 Thessalonians 2:4 At a prayer service at a local church an elderly man came forward to the microphone, “I praise God that I don’tContinue reading “The Praise of Men”