Radical Ministry

“Religious people love to hide behind religion. They love the rules of religion more than they love Jesus. With practice, the Condemners let rules become more important than the spiritual life. “ — Michael Yaconelli Mentally ill people are rarely seen in our Churches. Often we are pushed into hiding our true identity;  we can come out into the open, butContinue reading “Radical Ministry”

The Awful Weariness of It All

“For my life is full of troubles,     and death draws near.” Psalm 88:3 Not really ‘positive’ is it? There is often a very dull, desperate tedium that saturates our lives–especially those among us with profound mental and physical issues.  It never lets up, the grind is constant. Depression, confusion, paranoia, and mania weave in and out ofContinue reading “The Awful Weariness of It All”

‘Wait for the Finals’

I have gained much from reading Spurgeon over the years. I read this this morning, and I could hear the Holy Spirit speaking into my soul. I need more of this “peaceful perseverance” working in me. From CH Spurgeon’s “Faith’s Checkbook” Wait for the Finals “Gad, a troop shall overcome him: but he shall overcome atContinue reading “‘Wait for the Finals’”

A Grace That Overwhelms Me

“To live by grace means to acknowledge my whole life story, the light side and the dark. In admitting my shadow side I learn who I am and what God’s grace means.” ― Brennan Manning Perhaps there are a few things we need to more fully grasp. There is a real and definite, ‘life of grace.’ AndContinue reading “A Grace That Overwhelms Me”