The True Vine

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser.  Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit.” Way back in the early 80’s, having just returned from serving in the military, freshly divorced and … More The True Vine

Transparency

I’m currently reading the book, How We Got To Now by Steven Johnson. One of the topics in the book is the innovation and craft of glassmaking. The history is quite fascinating. At one point the glassmakers where exiled to an island because they kept burning down villages and towns where they lived. Once all … More Transparency

Hearts

For quite some time, God has been impressing and imparting to my heart an ever-increasing awareness of His heart for the lost, in ways one might not expect.  He is causing my heart to grieve right along with His, passing on His intense desire for reconciliation of every person to Himself. We live in a … More Hearts

Permission to Fail

Here we are closing in on the end of February, aka the longest and shortest month of the year. I’m not sure why it always feels so daunting. Maybe it’s the moment we have to be honest with ourselves about our new year goals and resolutions. What? Oh, yeah… you know what I’m talking about. … More Permission to Fail

Reconciliation

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come; The old has gone, the new is here!  All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message … More Reconciliation

Stumbling Block

  Have you ever set a goal and told others so they could encourage and support you along the way? What did that goal look like for you? Weight loss? Going back to school? Quitting drugs or alcohol? Studying your bible or spending more time with God? If you’re like me, I have to surround … More Stumbling Block

God not god

Last night I laid in bed with the brain working full time still. I tell my brain…I say “slow down dude, it’s time for sleep”. But, all in all I had this on my heart. Examining my life and thinking about what gaps may be between my Savior and I and asking God to forgive … More God not god