A Long, Winding Road

A Long, Winding Road

Pentecost initiated the church itself, but also the dynamic of the in-dwelling Holy Spirit in the life of each believer in Jesus. The implication was that all the power and glory of the Kingdom of Heaven had taken up permanent residence in individual hearts, however...
From the victors’ side

From the victors’ side

Once, following a particularly well-advertised, Spirit-led renewal in Texas, friends sent VHS tapes of a baptism service. Yes, baptisms. These were unlike many you may have seen. The candidates were plunged into the water as usual, but it was then that these tapes...
Days of Sweet Promise

Days of Sweet Promise

Would you consider the days we are living in right now to be tumultuous? I would. And Jesus’ disciples most certainly would have considered their days to be chaotic! I think they all would have been most grateful to be able to return to Jesus’ final words as recorded...
To be happy in Jesus

To be happy in Jesus

‘You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.’ This saying is meant to convey the limits of our ability to learn. Turns out, it’s a myth. Thanks to a branch of medical science, we now know that our amazing brains retain lifelong ‘neuro plasticity,’ simply meaning a...
Did you feel it?

Did you feel it?

On a hot and humid August day, 2011, while working at my part-time job, an accounts person at our office was on the phone with another accounts person about 40 miles away. They both shouted at once, “What was that?” Realizing they were both feeling the same ground...
Hold on. I want to try something.

Hold on. I want to try something.

Taxiing complete, the pilot announces we’re number one for departure. Full stop. Engines rev up with that familiar rumble/whine, begging for release. Then we slip into gear, moving slowly at first, then faster and faster, whipping past airport outbuildings, all of us...