Neither Wealth nor Poverty

“The idealization of poverty is one of the most dangerous illusions of Christians in the contemporary world. Stewardship—which requires possessions and includes giving—is the true spiritual discipline in relationship to wealth.” Dallas Willard, The Spirit of the Disciplines, p 194 Stewardship necessarily means that we must have material goods to manage for the Lord. Jesus…Read more Neither Wealth nor Poverty

God Pleasers!

When I see my wife smile, or our children and grandsons smile, my heart swells with joy. Either they are pleased or amused. It doesn’t matter which, I’m happy with their pleasure. However, the goal of my life is not pleasing them, but pleasing God. There is a huge difference and it's what I will…Read more God Pleasers!

Visionary Goals

Prayerfully Write Visionary Life Goals “Look carefully then how you walk! Live purposefully and worthily and accurately, not as the unwise and witless, but as wise (sensible, intelligent people), Making the very most of the time [buying up each opportunity], because the days are evil.” Ephesians 5:15–16, AMP Life goals are how I talk about…Read more Visionary Goals

Listening to God

God really does speak to us through the Bible. The Bible doesn’t have to be defended; it is a living, dangerously sharp collection of books that will penetrate your life and thoughts. Perhaps your familiar with this verse. “For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword,…Read more Listening to God

Guest Post from Mark Warda

Mark, is the Creative Arts Pastor at Woodland Church in Brownstown, Michigan. He a talented and creative man with a passion for worship. He is the husband of Kyra, dad to Phillip and Melody. Mark enjoys board games, playing music with Kyra, superhero movies, and walking his dog, Shadow. Mark in the California Redwoods! “In…Read more Guest Post from Mark Warda

By Prayer and Fasting

Jesus’ disciples tried unsuccessfully to help a boy after the boy’s dad asked them to. The dad and the disciples appealed to Jesus for help. As always Jesus came through and healed by delivering him from the grip of the devil. Later when the disciples asked why they had failed, he told them, “This kind…Read more By Prayer and Fasting

How I Approach God in Prayer

My earliest memories include prayer. My parents by my bedside and teaching my sister and me how to pray, my pastor laying his hand upon my forehead praying for me. My uncles when they prayed it was fervent and earnest, reminded me of Moses on the mountain. My boyhood church prayed around the altar, and…Read more How I Approach God in Prayer