THURSDAY YES DAY Category

Are You Sure You’re Alive?

I woke up in the middle of the night thinking of the contrast between life and death- not the funeral kind of death but the dead- man- walking- kind of dead- very much alive but on a path leading to death. All of humanity enters into the world in a spiritually dead state. We are […]

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My Beloved St. John

I keep checking on reports coming out of the U.S. Virgin Islands. I’m so concerned for the people and the economy of St. John. The Caribbean is hurricane haven, so islanders are used to destruction caused by storms, but Irma delivered a crippling punch. The rebuilding process will require much patience. For now, the folks […]

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When Faith is Tested

Faith apart from the Holy Spirit’s empowerment is wishful thinking. How often do we profess belief in God, but we rely more on the judgment of man? Think on it this way: when the disciples faced the fear of dying at sea and awakened Jesus, did they all consult a meteorologist to determine if they […]

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A Fresh Daily Approach

“God, You are a gracious giver.” Isn’t it truer than any truth? God gives. God demonstrates His love. He always is communicating His nature to us, but we can be distracted by trouble and our needs. We can be stuck in the default mode of complaining. In an effort to daily discipline my thoughts, I […]

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What Is Your Sense of Safety on a Scale of 1 – 10?

I caught a short news segment this morning about the Super Bowl preparations this week in Houston, and safety is the buzz word. Isn’t safety a concern every day and everywhere? While terror threatens people all around the world, we look for ways to promote our personal and communal security. As soon as my family and […]

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Stuck on Paul’s Prayer

Paul wrote that our being rooted and established in God’s love grants us power to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ (See Ephesians 3:17-18)… Only heaven will expose fully the true meaning of these descriptives! The united family of God will have some stories to tell, and […]

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The Coming Storm

My two most distinct dreams of late have both illustrated a theme of the shortness of time. In the dream I had last month, I even said the words, “We are in the eleventh hour.” That is a clear message. The watchmen and women on the wall are sounding the alarm. That we all have […]

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