God, Speak to Me

God, Speak to Me The man whispered "God, speak to me" and a meadowlark sang. But the man did not hear. So the man yelled "God speak to me!" And the thunder rolled across the sky, But the man did... Weiterlesen

Hiddenness

Hiddenness, a Place of Purification One of the reasons that hiddenness is such an important aspect of the spiritual life is that it keeps us focused on God. In hiddenness we do not receive human acclamation, admiration, support, or encouragement.... Weiterlesen

Spirituality

I prefer a definition of spirituality that takes into account both the intrinsic love of God for a fallen humanity and a human nature that is called and empowered to grow in the image of God. Being "dead in trespasses... Weiterlesen

Knowledge is Useless

People may discuss theological doctrines with great skill; but if they lack humility, they will displease God. Intellectual arguments do not make people holy and righteous. I should rather feel repentance in my heart, than define it with my mind.... Weiterlesen

Face to Face with God

I longed to lift my own will up and give it completely to God. How infinitely richer this direct first hand grasping of God himself, is than the old method which I used and recommended for years, the reading of... Weiterlesen

Practicing God’s presence

Practicing God's presence The term Practicing the Presence of God goes back to Brother Lawrence of the Resurrection, a Carmelite brother, who was born as Nicolas Herman in French Lorrain in 1611 (or 1614?) and died in February 1691. Some... Weiterlesen

Love Me

Often as I move through my day, trying to navigate the whirlpools of this world, the relational, spiritual and social whitewater, I will often turn to Jesus in my heart and ask, "What do I need to do, Lord?" My... Weiterlesen

Who Stands Fast?

Who stands fast? Only the man whose final standard is not his reason, his principles, his conscience, his freedom, or his virtue, but who is ready to sacrifice all this when he is called to obedient and responsible action in... Weiterlesen

Faith and Liberty

Despotism may govern without faith, but liberty cannot. ~ Alexis De Tocqueville The essence of courage is to stake one's life on a possibility; the essence of faith is to believe that the possibility exists. ~ Wm Salter found on... Weiterlesen

Grace is a Gift

Grace is offensive because she is willing to be abused. Cheap Grace, they call her. But still she comes. Insurance policy salvation is still salvation, it’s just a pathetically impoverished way to live with Grace. There’s so much more she’d... Weiterlesen

Enough Time

God gives you just enough time to do His will. If you always feel behind, you're trying to do more than he intended. ~ Rick Warren

Poor or rich? (cont.)

Whatever Happened to the Rich Little Poor Girl? Catching up with Eddie Ogan, author of "The Rich Family in Church" by Kimberly Claassen “All my life, I’ve been able to find something funny in anything that happened.” So says Eddie... Weiterlesen

Poor or rich?

The Rich Family In Church (by Eddie Ogan) I'll never forget Easter 1946. I was 14, my little sister Ocy was 12, and my older sister Darlene 16. We lived at home with our mother, and the four of us... Weiterlesen

Jesus had no Servants

Jesus had no servants, yet they called Him Master. Had no degree, yet they called Him Teacher. Had no medicines, yet they called Him Healer. Had no army, yet kings feared Him. He won no military battles, yet He conquered... Weiterlesen