The Inner Storm

Jesus calmed the storm! And with the resulting tranquil sea, the disciples must have been in the midst of mentally processing His challenge to their faith as they quietly arrived on the eastern side of the Sea of Galilee. The specific region was settled by gentiles, called Gadarenes, and was near Gadara, the capital of…

The Outer Storm

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey in Texas and the anticipation of Hurricane Irma here on the east coast, the next several weeks we will look at the idea of outer and inner storms – an inner renewal to find faith and peace. Do we calm the outer storm, to bring peace to the inner;…

A Healthy Prayer Life

I had been involved in ministry for over 25 years when I admitted to God that I didn’t understand prayer. Involved in the prayer summit movement, I spent days at retreat centers with pastors of almost every denomination. We prayed morning, noon and night. We encountered God. I was immeasurably enriched and forever changed. I…

Infused with Holiness

Blessing and behavior are tied together, “Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD” (Psa. 119:1). No one could be or would be truly blessed, if they abandoned the boundaries of the law! “Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart” (119:2). Notice,…

Be Still

Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth (Psa. 46:10). Solitude is the creation of holy space and time for God, but it is not stillness; that is an inner condition. In Psalm 46:10, the word for still in Hebrew is…