Rule the Air

For Verizon, it was a tagline. For the enemy of our souls it was more. It was a strategy. “Rule the Air.” Control the airways. Control communication. Control technology. CONTROL THE NARRATIVE. It’s nothing new. In Ephesians, satan himself is called “the prince of the power of the air” (See Eph 2:2). But hell never … More Rule the Air

Worthy of it All?

Jesus, You’re worthy of it all You’re worthy of the journey You’re worthy of every step… -Whether in faith or fear -In clarity or confusion -In plenty or in lack -In fullness or, even, in nothingness It’s easy to say He is worthy of your best, but is He worthy of the struggle? It’s easy … More Worthy of it All?

Sunday IS Coming

It’s Friday …but Sunday’s coming. Years ago, when I first heard these words (and a message built around them), it was powerful and memorable. The truth they represent is powerful and memorable to this day. This year, more than ever. Because this year has been a year like no other. On Friday, all seemed lost. … More Sunday IS Coming

Even Then

When I’m feeling particularly pressed by the schemes of hell and the circumstances of life, I tend to go on offensive overdrive. As in, I WILL praise the Lord regardless of my circumstances. I WILL honor Him in the process no matter how confusing it becomes. I WILL trust Him … no matter what. That’s … More Even Then

Our Immanuel

Son of God… Savior of the world Lord of all Creation Uncreated Unequaled Undefeated Holy and Majestic The only One found worthy Son of Man… Divinity wrapped in flesh Fully man yet no less God Touchable Knowable Relatable Tempted in every way Yet without sin The mystery and majesty of the incarnation. Beyond our comprehension, … More Our Immanuel

Choosing Trust

I went to bed sad last night. Sadder than I’ve been in a long time. That is saying something because there has been an awful lot of “sad” going around lately. It was just the straw that broke the camel’s back. I felt helpless. Like no matter how I (we) pray, no matter what steps … More Choosing Trust

Eagles Arising

Over a five day period, I saw them everywhere. Soaring eagles. Near a prayer house I was visiting. Up by Shasta Dam. Over the property of a retreat/equipping center in Central California. The grand finale was a spectacular display of their in-flight finesse near Bass Lake. During that short five day period, over a geographic … More Eagles Arising

Quiet Invitations

The invitation was quiet. It was so quiet I could have easily missed it. I walked downstairs for coffee and intended to take it back upstairs to my little prayer corner—a frequent morning routine. But there, standing in the middle of my kitchen, I felt a faint but distinct shift in the atmosphere. I stood … More Quiet Invitations

Build Your Church

I’ll admit it, I’ve been frustrated with the Church lately. For a long time, really, but especially this past year. At a time when we should have been shining our brightest and offering hope to a world in crises, we showed our worst. We argued publicly about who’s right and who’s wrong. We strained out … More Build Your Church

Every Yes Matters

When it comes to God, no really isn’t in my vocabulary. Besides pretty much giving Him a blanket yes before I know the question, there have been many very specific yeses, in regard to very specific invitations. Usually, the invitation seemed weighty and came with a specific assignment. Usually, there were many confirming words, much … More Every Yes Matters

Full Circle

I used to pray big prayers. The “I’ll do anything, give up everything, go anywhere” type of prayers. The “I must decrease, You must increase” type of prayers. I meant them.  Because I did, Jesus answered. But He answered in a surprising way. He answered by alluring me … Straight into the wilderness. To a … More Full Circle

Alliterating Advent, wk 4: IMMANUEL

Incarnation. Imminent. Illuminating … IMMANUEL God with us. Yesterday. Today. Tomorrow. Forever. In every season. In every situation. Always present. Always faithful. Never failing. Immanuel. God has so many marvelous characteristics. His nature has so many facets. He is … Father Friend Bridegroom Savior Healer Lord of Lords, King of Kings And so much more … More Alliterating Advent, wk 4: IMMANUEL

Alliterating Advent, week 3: ILLUMINATING

Illuminating: 1. Giving or producing light; used for illumination. 2. Providing insight, clarity, or understanding, highly informative. “Let there be light!” These are the first words recorded from the voice of Almighty God. God spoke these words over a dark and formless world.  And there was light.  He has been speaking light into the darkness … More Alliterating Advent, week 3: ILLUMINATING