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

True Worship… Or Doctrines of Men?

"No, but I have received video clips from there with young men and women sprawled all over each other on the floor groaning in the Holy Spirit. I've also listened to some clips from their pastor." This is gossip. Evidently, whatever my brother had seen was shared with him by another gossip and that stuff was intended to offend. It accomplished that purpose.

Wise use of Time?

A theme of life really isn't it? What to do with "my" time? If you're a believer, everything is a gift of God.  Doesn't it begin with the gift of life?  And then what about free will? So if I live and have a free will I need time to exercise my will to accomplish … Continue reading Wise use of Time?

Something about Worship

Music is the language of Worship. At the Prison where I serve the administration has us take a 20 minute "facilities" break midway through our meeting time.   We turn up the Worship music, playing it through the guitar amp and enjoy fellowship. This past week it was my Guitar that became the center of three new … Continue reading Something about Worship

CRI Thanks Sutherlin CR Group

We were able to visit, give a bit of our story and importantly -- discuss CRI dependency on CR -- how Celebrate Recovery Inside needs visitors and volunteers and our source is CR in the community. But also talked about what it's like to volunteer and how CR serves as bridge back into the community for … Continue reading CRI Thanks Sutherlin CR Group

Lost & Found, God’s Children – Scene 1

Volunteering inside is a huge blessing. We're often asked "What's it like?" So this is an "installment" in a series of posts that will paint a picture. Scent 1 -- An attempt to outline an evening with prisoners. The scene: A rural county jail. This level of the justice system - is where prisoners begin their … Continue reading Lost & Found, God’s Children – Scene 1