About prayer – You say, “but I asked God to turn my life into a garden of the Lord,  and there came the ploughshare of sorrow, and instead of a garden I have been given a wilderness.” God never gives a wrong answer.  The garden of your natural life had to be turned into ploughed soil before

“The world breaks everyone, then some become strong at the broken places.”   —Earnest Hemingway—A Farewell to Arms “This is a time to urge the church to be the church, and remember that when Jesus told us to love our neighbor, he had a REALLY big neighborhood in mind.”  —Stan Purdum, minister and author “I believe followers

Reflections: A Divine Dream

Friday, 02 September 2016 by

I think everybody should get rich and famous and do everything they ever dreamed of so they can see that it’s not the answer.  —Jim Carrey Then Jesus went to work on his disciples.  “Anyone who intends to come with me has to let me lead.  You’re not in the driver’s seat; I am.  Don’t run from

“The concept of God’s saving work among people as a process of ‘redemption’ from control and possession by an alien power is one of the most fundamental concepts of the Bible.”   —Mary Johnson, Love in Action “Jesus Christ himself made the details of the redemptive purpose and healing mission of his church very clear when he went

“If you walk around with your nose in the air, you’re going to end up flat on your face, but if you’re content to be simply yourself, you will become more than yourself.”  —The words of Jesus, Luke 18:14b (MSG)   Spiritual Formation is “the Spirit-driven process of forming the inner world of the human self

God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.  —Augustine   God is love.  He didn’t need us.  But he wanted us.  And that is the most amazing thing.   —Rick Warren   God is love.  Therefore, love without distinction, without calculation, without procrastination – love.  —Henry Drummond   When the time comes for

“Christian spirituality is uniquely developed within the context of suffering.”  —David Benner, Care of Souls “We cannot count on God to protect us from suffering of any kind or measure.   The worst evil can happen to the best Christian.  But, we can count on God to enable us to draw near to Him whatever happens and,

“Faith as Paul saw it, was a living, flaming thing leading to surrender and obedience to the commandments of Christ.”   —A.W. Tozer “A faith that hasn’t been tested can’t be trusted.”  —Adrian Rogers “The whole being of any Christian is faith and love.  Faith brings the man to God, love brings him to man.”  —Martin Luther

God is not calling us to merely go to church, He’s calling us to be His church, the hope of the world.   —Author Unknown “Every day we live is like a miniature picture of our whole life: all our priorities are somehow reflected in the way we choose to invest the few hours between each sunrise and

The dog can only become what’s in your bubble.  The dog is imitating the energy that isin your bubble.  You are the source, the feast of energy.  If you feel anxious, the dog becomes anxious with you.  If you become nervous, the dog wakes up nervous with you.                —Cesar