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Blog archives for July, 2016

Archive for July, 2016

Friday, July 29th, 2016

DYING TO SELF It is this dying to self that is so difficult. That great mystic, John the Apostle, lived his life here on earth as if he were made for a different world. And he was, as we all are. In the beginning was the Word, and in the end is the Word, whom […]

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

TYLER MET JESUS This is wonderful news for those of you who have been following the tragic story – up to this time – of the young man I’ve been mentoring. On Sunday evening, July 24, 2016, Tyler met Jesus. It wasn’t a vision or audible words coming down from heaven, but Tyler could feel […]

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

TYLER IN TREATMENT AGAIN Now I know why the young man I’ve been mentoring has not been in contact with me. He started using again and asked his sister to drive him to a treatment facility in Minneapolis to deal with his renewed drug use and his depression. He’ll be there for the foreseeable future […]

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

ASKING THE WRONG QUESTIONS Why is terror gripping the world? What happened in Nice, Turkey, and Baton Rouge? Has God lifted His hand of protection on certain countries, ours included? Pastor Max in his sermon last Sunday proclaimed that these are the wrong questions. “Things happen in life. Are you ready for whatever happens? Are […]

Friday, July 15th, 2016

TEACH ME TO LOVE JESUS Lord, give to me of the disposition that was in the souls of Brother Lawrence and Frank Laubach, that I would pray continually and commune with You throughout this day. Holy Spirit, teach me to love Jesus in a way I never have before, until He is more of a […]

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

THE GOD OF A THOUSAND CHANCES Tyler, the prisoner I’m mentoring, did not show up last night for a scheduled meeting, nor did he show up the week before when he said he would be there. Also, of late, he has not been returning my phone calls or answering my texts. How many more chances […]

Friday, July 8th, 2016

Getting Untangled Do you ever find yourself not taking time to spend with God because you’re so busy with other things? A child of God who wants to please God keeps his priorities straight and refuses to do things that could distract him from what is really important. In order to grow closer to God […]

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

TWO LIVES Anyone who loves their life will lose it, while anyone who hates their life in this world will keep it for eternal life.   – John 12:25 We have two lives within us – the natural life and the spiritual life. We are to love the second and take little account of (hate) the […]

Friday, July 1st, 2016

SOLITUDE You can’t add a desire to be closer to God on top of a busy life. He won’t fit where there is no space. You need to take something out to let Him in. You need to say “no” to parts of your life and put in the “yes” of Jesus Christ. It might […]