I Know A Guy Who Owns a Pretty Nice Sword …

Tolkien's Gandalf, opens up The Two Towers (2nd of three films) facing off with a Balrog on one side, his people on the opposite side.  Gandalf standing in the gap, armed with a staff and a sword;   armed with courage, passion, wisdom, life-experience, vision and redemptive confidence.   The sword, such an intense symbol for … Continue reading I Know A Guy Who Owns a Pretty Nice Sword …

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Able, Not Willing

I can do this.  But will I do this? A good-hearted soul spoke a blessing into my life recently. The content below is paraphrased, and reframed as a general blessing, as opposed to a specific blessing:   “God loves you and He will turn your sorrow into great joy. He will show up, and give you ___________ … Continue reading Able, Not Willing

WORD … Visits Me

I took some time to receive some words from Romans 15:13 this morning.  It was a good visit.     I was then in the midst of Proverbs, a specific place - - - 17.  I received some words, there, and a paraphrase emerged.  It was a good visit.   A dry morsel, not so … Continue reading WORD … Visits Me

Out … On … A … LIMB!

Do I really believe, what I believe?  Wait: what is it that I really believe? God is there, God is here, His heart is good, God is powerful, God answers prayers ... Do I believe all that?  Will I go ... out on a limb, and believe that God is really good, willing to give me His … Continue reading Out … On … A … LIMB!

It Is What It Is: Profound

"It is what it is.  And it is profound." "What is 'it', that you are referring to?" " ... 'it' is the Word, as it connects to the Trinity, our hearts, our minds, our lives, our relationships."   I've come to a place ... actually, I've been here for a number of years ... where … Continue reading It Is What It Is: Profound

He Calls, I Call

RING ... RING ... RING ... "Get the phone, somebody." RING ... RING ... "Phone, guys!  Somebody get the phone!" "No, you get the phone." "Why?" "Because it's for you.  Its God, man.  If I were you, I'd get the phone." Sometimes I don't listen well. Sometimes I do. And when the phone rings, I don't always … Continue reading He Calls, I Call