Financial Scavengers; Emptied Churches.

And now, in our lifetime! The Lord has once again flushed scavengers from the branches of the mustard tree. Many churches will be silent, empty this Easter Sunday. A kind of forced reverence has descended upon places of worship that is unprecedented.

The “Lost and Found” band inaugural gig

As a place holder for a function we're calling a "Musical Fellowship" we gave our appearance at the 2016 CR Sutherlin BBQ the name of the "Lost and Found" band. Josh, Ian, Bryon, David, Michelle, Brent, Sam ... and others. Here's to "next things!" We should note that this is not the first time that band … Continue reading The “Lost and Found” band inaugural gig

Just for an hour #1

"Then he returned to his disciples and found them sleeping. "Simon," he said to Peter, "are you asleep? Couldn't you keep watch for one hour?" Mark 14:37 "Just for an hour..." is an unannounced musical appearance, aimed at placing worship in public spaces. This time it was solo, and that makes it easy. But in the … Continue reading Just for an hour #1

The “-ites” of Ezra vs. the “-isms” of Today.

"Drifting back to scripture, worship and prayer away from authored books and media?!" I don't think it's other than the spirit saying: don't be looking at those lovely pagan ideas so much.

Poll: Spiritual Life in the Balance

The question: what part of your life is Spiritual? How much of it is spent in the basic activities we find in scripture: "...and (we) will give our attention to prayer and the ministry of the word." Acts 6:4 Adam walked and talked with the Lord -- a picture of private prayer Abraham walked, talked … Continue reading Poll: Spiritual Life in the Balance

And Dog Said: “It’s Today!”

Elsie is completely aware of the morning miracle -- She wakes up and bouncing around she communicates: "we're alive and have another chance to do something for God." She has this infectious attitude, and I love her for it. "It's Today!" "Today!", even if it's Monday? Depends on how I see my problems, doesn't it? If … Continue reading And Dog Said: “It’s Today!”

My Dog’s vocabulary is bigger than mine.

God uses nature to show us who He is. It's everywhere in Scripture. And so, I've noticed that my dog's relationship with me is an allegory of my relationship with God. I am to Elsie as God is to me. Elsie is to me, like I am to God.  I said in an earlier post... But it … Continue reading My Dog’s vocabulary is bigger than mine.