Limited Time to Read, Read the Bible First

Limited time to read? Read what sustains and transforms you. In order to make disciples, we must be disciples. And disciples must have a direct relationship with God. We cannot expect to be disciples if we are not regularly talking with and listening to God. We must understand that he is not only Savior but is also Lord. Although he …

Twitter, the Same Rules Apply

I starting using Twitter back in February because Adrian Warnock in the UK said it was essential part of blogging. It wasn’t as painful as I anticipated and Twitter is a fun way to share thoughts too small for a blog. It seems a no-brainer that who you follow dictates largely who follows you, but there seems to be an …

Prayer, Chronic vs. Acute and the Desperate Place

Much of our prayer is mixed between chronic and acute needs. The chronic needs are the ongoing issues, situations, obstacles, and constraints that we face where prayer provides daily sustenance until we are delivered. Acute needs are those immediate term needs, things happening right now where we need help, right now. God knows what we need and when we need …

Boston Marathon Bombings Dark Irony and The Nature of Man

When I heard of the bombings during the Boston Marathon, it first horrified me—then struck me with the dark irony. Boston enjoys a substantial Irish population, some of whom supported and may still support the Irish Republican Army. Why is this important or relevant? Well, you might say the IRA invented street bombings. Just Google “IRA street bombings.” Now, God …

Forgetting to Breathe and Preventing Spiritual Anorexia

As I have written before, to see differently, we must believe differently. Changing what I believe is usually difficult. Fasting used as a focal lens for prayer and as a tool to help me understand my true dependency upon God can aid me in shifting and changing my framework of beliefs. Getting rid harmful beliefs is like casting out a …

Abortionists Not at All Like Mengele and Death Camp Doctors

A few weeks ago, I said to a friend, ‘Kevin, don’t you think that Kermit Gosnell, the Philadelphia abortion clinic doctor on trial for killing babies that survived abortion, and other abortionists compare to Mengele and death camp doctors?’ He called me a fool, simplistic in my reasoning, and illogical. He said for one, ‘Mengele and the death camp doctors provided valuable …

SPAM: Satan’s Poop to Annoy Me

After your blog has been up for any period of time, it begins. You get spam from all over the world. Sometimes in Chinese characters, sometimes in English, but always uniformly irritating when you get ping back notifications to approve comments in your e-mail. You look at it hoping for feedback on your post, only to find a pitch for …

The Heart of Plan B

In Prayer II, Believing is Seeing, I wrote: ‘Those of us who are intensely analytical, like me, need to practice patience and persistence in prayer and avoid going to plan B before God has given us an answer. We need to wait for God’s answer. We need to make sure beliefs, thoughts, and actions align. If we pray it, me …