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The Mystery of Walking with God and Human Leadership

Sunday morning at church I shared a few things on my heart that some may have considered “strong words”.  Essentially, it was an exhortation for us to look less to the externals of Kingdom life and “church” and more to the internal work of actually relating to God and knowing Him on a personal level, … Continue reading

Furnace Ministry Update- April 2011

“We must move from prayer “meeting” to a prayer CULTURE” These words were shared at a city-wide rally/prayer gathering early this month by visionary/revolutionary leader Lou Engle (see more at http://www.thecall.com).  He was explaining that to see true transformation in our state and society, and for the Gospel to prevail over all the competing influences, … Continue reading

Furnace Ministry Update- February 2011

Jessie Still– Campus Missionary to Michigan State University. Update- February 2011 Fueling a campus awakening through prayer. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. [Ephesians 2:10] I LOVE MY LIFE!!  I am having SO MUCH FUN walking with Jesus in … Continue reading

Election 08: I am concerned (edited repost)

In my younger years (not that I’m old or anything), my stance on politics was, “those are dumb, why do people care so much and get so worked up about it?”. Over the years, I’ve grown to have SOME interest in things. My basic view starts with this overarching principle: Jesus is King, and He’s … Continue reading

let’s eat!

[this is a recap of what would have been my message on Sunday, IF I had preached.  God had other plans… He is so fun!] I don’t know about you, but I LIKE to eat!  If I’m not making a decision to fast, I normally do not miss a meal, or any snack, or any … Continue reading

the (C)hurch. . . part 3

If you’re new, please check out post #1 and post #2 in this series.  And for those who have been following along, make sure you read all the comments on the previous two, there’s some GREAT insights that are still being added. . . .I’m not sure why post #2 in this series did not … Continue reading

where is the church going in the 21st century?

Ok.  So, that’s a pretty diplomatic title for the series of discussions (aka “can of worms”) I hope to open up in the next few weeks.  I hope that you will join me and throw in your input.  To put it in more bluntly, one might ask: “Is the church broken?” I have heard some … Continue reading

me, a hypocrite?

If I had any regular readership on this blog, I hope I haven’t lost it with my lack of posting lately…. my blog ticker tells me that a few people out there are still checking in.  thanks!  So, a little confession today.  Is that ok? This is what is haunting my mind/heart… but, it is … Continue reading


I’m on a role with three-letter acronym titles (FYI, VOM, now IJM). 🙂  I feel kinda bad about this…. my last post was all about persecution and human rights violations, plus I’ve got another page totally dedicated to the nations, yet, in all of this, I haven’t mentioned the International Justice Mission (IJM) once.  This … Continue reading

Unity- Part 4

Really, I hoped to not be so “serious” and “spiritual” all the time on this blog . . . I’m just taken with this topic right now… someday soon (hopefully) I’ll have a “just for fun” blog… Part 4:  We go farther together.  This is one of the biggest hurdles for us in the Western … Continue reading