In the church that meets in our home, we’re studying through the book of Proverbs. We came across some interesting verses last Friday on the topic of wisdom. There was some lively and spirited discussion. At the end, someone commented, “I predict a blog post coming on!” They were right, and here it is. Here… Read More
Category: Kingdom Life
It takes both men and women
When women fight for justice for themselves in church circles, they are perceived as militant feminists. If men stand alongside them, shoulder-to-shoulder, then something that looks like “Kingdom” will result. Where are the men who will champion women, standing up for their rights? Where are the Baraks who recognize women in leadership and refuse to… Read More
Sometimes it helps people to get completely “out-of-the-box.” For a number of years I ran a local fellowship for businessmen and women. Because they never thought of it as a “church” they didn’t come with their church straight-jackets on; consequently we had amazing results. The vision was never intended to be about getting people saved, although… Read More
A story: Child of Promise
It seems that wherever we turn at present, God is doing amazing things. Yesterday we held a baby shower: here’s the story behind it. Shama is a new Christian from a Hindu background. She and her husband had been trying for a baby for several years, but with no success. When they finally consulted an… Read More
Which language do you speak?
It doesn’t matter what our heart/native tongue is. We can choose to speak one of two languages: Grumbling and complaining (1 Corinthians 10:10-11) Praise and thanksgiving (Psalm 34:1; Philippians 4:4-6) Which one do you choose?
The end of the wilderness
Whenever I share about the nine years of wilderness we experienced when we first moved to the States, something about the story resonates with other people–especially the length of time we were there. It seems to give people hope that they, too, might emerge from their own desert experience with their faith stronger, and prepared for the next… Read More
I wish God taught us most when things are going well! But God’s training school is more typically on the backside of the desert. Photo Credit: Vu Bui (Creative Commons) In 1987, the Lord spoke to Tony, my husband, and me, telling us both independently that we were to move to the States. We were… Read More
When we worked and ministered in the UK, our lives were very blessed. Everything we touched seemed to “turn to gold”–in the spiritual rather than physical sense. Tony, my husband, was leading a ministry that worked among doctors and others in the caring professions and extraordinary things were going on all over the country. The… Read More
Free e-book on hearing God
A year or so ago I wrote an e-book entitled A Simple Guide to Hearing God. It’s designed to be a very practical look at how to hear God’s voice. However, I decided to take a different approach. I have many friends who know how to hear God clearly–some of the stories they tell are remarkable.… Read More
The God of history is at work in his church, revealing fresh (old) truths in order to make us more like his Son. In the last post, which was about the different waves that God’s Spirit has revealed over the last few centuries, I asked for suggestions as to what God is doing now, in… Read More