Burned (OUT)

Burned (OUT)

My Dear Friend, I saw what’s been happening.  I’ve been watching from a distance. And I am so sorry. I am sure there is a…

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Holding Pattern

Holding Pattern

One of my favorite books in the bible is the book of Deuteronomy. A key to understanding the book is understanding the context. Here is…

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For What It's Worth...Negativity, Survival, and Brain Training

For What It’s Worth…Negativity, Survival, and Brain Training

Therapy is way more than a toolbox of intervention. Information alone cannot replace professional help. However, information can be very powerful. So, for what it’s…

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Purity of Heart

Purity of Heart

Sometimes everything you know, love, and remember about a poerson can be summed up in one picture. A moment frozen in time that speaks continually…

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Lois, Eunice, Timothy & the Grameen Bank: A Mother's Day Story

Lois, Eunice, Timothy & the Grameen Bank: A Mother’s Day Story

The Grameen Bank was founded in Bangladesh by Dr. Muhammed Yunus in 1976. The project eventually flourished and unleashed a movement of micro-lending and other…

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Shatter Boxes

Shatter Boxes

There is one question I dread more than any other.  It might be from a new mom I meet on the playground or an old…

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Consider the Cost

Consider the Cost

It is a dreaded topic. It is probably not preached enough. And when it is preached I rarely leave feeling very good about the overall…

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Consecrate Your Temple

Consecrate Your Temple

No, this is not a post on fitness. I just could not resist the lovely picture. And besides, the image is not totally disconnected from…

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Reflection on the Queer-Pentecostal Dialogue

Reflection on the Queer-Pentecostal Dialogue

Last week I participated in a symposium at Princeton Theological Seminary that sought to explore the issue of homosexuality in the Pentecostal church. The symposium potentially…

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Good to Great

Good to Great

Probably most of us have heard of Jim Collins’ bestselling book from 2001, Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…and Others Don’t. It…

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The Pilgrim's Progress

The Pilgrim’s Progress

Posting devotions in Germany did not work out as planned, but today we are starting back with our daily posts.   pro-gres-sion  [pruh-gresh–uhn] noun 1.      …

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Ornaments

Ornaments

I am in Germany this week, but will try at least to post a short devotion each day. The fear of the Lord teaches wisdom,…

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For What It's Worth...Irrational Beliefs

For What It’s Worth…Irrational Beliefs

Therapy is way more than a toolbox of intervention.  Information alone cannot replace professional help. However, information can be very powerful.  So, for what it’s…

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There's Something About Mary

There’s Something About Mary

Emily recently wrote about Mary the mother of Jesus as a type of Christ carrier for all of us to model ourselves after. There are…

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Verify

Verify

As I have mentioned before, my Grandpa was a gregarious and boisterous coal-miner-turned-Pentecostal-preacher from the Appalachian mountains. There was nothing subtle about him. He would…

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