Posts tagged ‘hope’

My Week Now Has 22 Days

Well, I dared to write about my work schedule only days ago. Odd how things work out, isn’t it? Read more…

It’s Too Early…

In a conversation today with my co-worker he mentioned how quickly the day seemed to be going. He meant it as a good thing because we were busy without being driven to distraction by too much activity. I answered, “It’s too early to be so late.” Read more…

Never Get Tired

When I visited Ollantaytambo in Peru in 2008 the guide showed us the “tired stones”. These large slabs came from a quarry on a mountain, across a river and part way up the very long ramp to the city. For unknown reasons these stones never made their way to the top for use in the building project. Now they serve as a point of comedy.

Alas, some people say “Yes” to Jesus and for many reasons they never finish the climb. They lay strewn about as “tired stoppers”. Read more…

Today Is…

It happens that today I celebrate my birthday. I’ve reached 85.714% of what Moses wrote was a human lifespan. Read more…

God’s Good – Works

If you work and live for Jesus opposition will likely arise. Indeed, my counsel to the faithful I have met whose mission for God ended with religion’s brakes or agents of the devil’s shattering blows is simply that only when your faithfulness reaps a harvest does a target appear on your back. When a successful mission gets ripped away from you the message for you to hold close reads, “You had it right”.

If life throws a vicious curve at you, and temptation pulls hard at you to give up, plan revenge or live angry, take a lesson from Joseph. Read more…

Vision in the Night

I hesitate to write this. Religious people tend to heap contempt on experiences like I will describe. Atheists act with equal contempt. I find, though, in the cyber-world of blogs, a crowd of witnesses for whom this, I pray, will inspire and encourage for the work of Paraclete which they also pursue.

In 2005 I became very ill with Crohn’s Disease, and would have died if my wife had not persisted in a search for medical care. For those few days between death and the life the treatment restored I lived in acute awareness of the spiritual world. Even for some time afterwards I had visions so vivid I often could not tell a vision from “real” life until sometime later.

Since then the visions have come rarely.

But last night a vision came (intense, realistically real and clear). The meaning did not arise immediately. Read more…

Expect Trouble – Find Hope

Those who serve Jesus obediently will be persecuted, abused, threatened and attacked. Are you in trouble for spreading the light of Jesus into the shadowy world of sin? Read more…

A Bold Front

People can fool other people a lot of the time. But people live like God is stupid, blind or on vacation. Read more…