A Look Inside My Search

In a search for answers to the woes in my life, I found God. The truth that lies in knowing God for myself, placed me on a quest for peace. While on this journey, I have discovered that there are others seeking this truth also and that I can help. I have a Doctor of Ministry degree from Catholic Theological Union, not to rise above anyone, but to better serve everyone. I am on a journey towards peace, speaking truth that opens people up to God.

20 October 2011

Tear the Roof Off the Sucker

I had so much fun preaching this sermon. I couldn't believe how nervous I was and how hot it was in the church. Yet I moved with the Spirit and was gifted with words that inspire others to open themselves to God. May your blessings encourage you to serve another with God's grace.

19 October 2011

Having Fun With Jesus

I am enjoying my time in prayer these days. As a matter of fact I'm looking forward to the time we spend together. Surely there are times when He stretches me beyond my comfort zone, I must admit that I enjoy the outcome.

I'm really having great fun. I find that I'm sharing more of Jesus with others because I'm having fun.

Fun is not usually associated with Jesus. It's as though Jesus demands no enjoyment at all. But truly, when we enjoy our time with Jesus we can't but share it with others. As a matter of fact it's almost gossipy. Think about it: Jesus shares something with you that is so great, so radical, so transformative that you just have to tell someone. Gossip: "Let me tell you what Jesus said to me today..."

17 October 2011

God's Promises

In Romans 4:20 Paul talks about Abraham's faith in God's promise. No doubt, just belief that God would do as God had stated.
So unlike Abraham, I don't always trust God's timing. I sometimes allow the whispers of uncertainty to interfere, creating in me not songs of praise but wails of loss.
As I meditated on the above passage, I was encouraged to stand in God promise as it being fulfilled. I need only live in the completion of it as though it was already. In doing so, I align myself to God and there I am able to find joy, unspeakable joy.

01 October 2011

Moving Past My Anger

What a waste of emotional energy, prolonged anger that keeps you immobilized. Yet there is a righteousness to anger that moves you to positive action. On Monday I was so angry I could spit fire, by Tuesday I could think beyond the indignation. On Wednesday I was delighted to know and love the LORD, my Savior. By Friday I was having intelligent conversation about the situation. What changed? Me! When I could breath easier, I moved from injury to seeking God's voice. Upon hearing God I was transported to Philippians 4:6-9. (I would put the text here but I rather you picked up a bible and read it there). ;)
That passage set me free.

The voice of my father also rang clear: "I love myself too much to allow any anger towards anyone to get in the way of what God has for me. And really, I don't know them well enough to allow hate or anger to deprive me of God's grace."