Fear. It is a gripping force. It comes in degrees, and the stronger the fear the more intensely it controls us. Fear can bring a physiological change to our organs and our musculature. It can literally change our respiratory processes. (more…)
God is so committed to fulfilling His plans on Earth through humans, that He became one in order to rescue us all from ourselves. His Journey from the realm of Heaven to a rough-hewn cross on earth passed through the womb of a fourteen year-old girl who had never known a man. A few thousand years ago she joined with her new husband and mounted a donkey to travel south from Nazareth towards Bethlehem. (more…)
Adam was a theologian in the same way a man falling in love is a girlogian. He did not study the object of his affection, he was wholly immersed in Him. When he breathed in, God circulated through his lungs, and when he pondered his condition and situation his thoughts were endued with Godness. (more…)
"What was your mission?" He asked me last night. It was a great question, but the answer would not even begin to describe the events of our five day Guatemala extravaganza. Much of what "happened" on the trip were the events along the way. I think the phrase in the Bible is, "...and as they went..." So were the beautiful moments in the land of Volcanoes. (more…)
The stage is set. Everything is in place. God has this knack for telling stories and being in them at the same time. He has a propensity to unfold a story that is about now and later at the same time. He's really good at this. In fact all of reality is the telling and re-telling of The Story (more…)
What was In-Him was swirling and becoming Around-Him. Light, planets, firmaments. And then He would stop...step back...look, and say "This is Good". I can't imagine this as your typical male acknowledgement. (more…)
He begins to speak and everything changes. The Story begins and nothing will ever be the same. HisStory is set in motion. Not everyone can unfold a new reality simply by opening their mouth. But He is not like anyone who exists...in fact He is...pre-existent. (more…)
Next, to really adequately set the stage for the story, it is of great importance to establish the answer to this question. Where was God when it all began? This is actually not quite the right question, since "Where?" is a question of geography, and God had not yet invented geography in the opening chapters. However, for us to grasp this idea we must start with ideas that our minds, in their current state, can grasp. We cannot really ...
The most difficult part about beginning "The Story" is accurately setting the stage. In describing the Kingdom of God, I talk about the "Place" where it all started. To set the stage adequately,we must begin with the Person, more than the place. Having said that, let me first say I have set out to do the impossible; to describe God. For The Story to really make any sense we must begin with the Author. Paul gives us a warning in the ...
The air smells like leaves, and enters my lungs differently than the humid Texas air. The leaves remaining on the trees look like flames, with their bright orange, yellow and red hues. This is also different than Texas. I have been in Texas more than twenty-five years. My life is anchored there. Right now I am in the land of my childhood, southeastern Michigan. I just had a fresh donut (well...Ok...three), and hot cider at a local ...