“The church camps around the sermon; Israel camped around the Presence. Learning to recognize, treasure and carry this Presence is at the heart of the Christian life.  Recalibrating our hearts to this supreme value affects everything.”    Bill Johnson, “Walking in the Power of His Presence” We can have a sense of living with “good…

Sometimes a “taste” of something leads to a craving, a continual desire for more. That may have been in the back of Paul’s mind when he addressed the Ephesians and said, “I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what…

It’s raining again. I was thinking about spiritual parallels to “rain” … and I touched on an unexpected “connection.” An “ah-ha!” moment, of sorts.  Matthew 44:45 records Jesus teaching, “But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven;…

What the Lord has done, for us…           There is an old-ish song titled “Give Thanks” in which one of the verses reads, “And now, let the weak say, ‘I am strong,’ let the poor say ‘I am rich – because of what the Lord has done, for us’ – give thanks.”…

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