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Crimes of Convenience

The Godfather and myriads of Mafia-themed movies have made organized crime seem like a matter of fictional entertainment – at least to  the average Joe. I can’t say I know much about it except that it is very much a reality, even today.  A life-and-death reality, for some. It goes something like this: When a … Continue reading

Stirrings of Awakening at MSU!

Those of you who regularly follow the ministry of the Furnace at MSU may already know much of this, but it’s a powerful testimony to the work of God on our campus!  God is doing great things, and this is only the beginning!  My campus ministry colleague, Mike Sanford and I put this together to … Continue reading

Taking Down the Giants

This video was actually a message I recorded for those involved with the Furnace prayer movement at Michigan State University (www.FurnaceMSU.com).  However, the material shared would be beneficial for ANYONE concerning prayer.  So, enjoy!  It’s only about 8 minutes long.

Time to Fight

I’m not usually a “rhymer”, but, I’ve been very stirred about these issues, and my thoughts were coming to me in rhythms, so I wrote them down.  Maybe someone with a better gift will be inspired to take this on and refine it.  For the rest of you though, read on. Pixels, pixels flashing on … Continue reading

The Call – poem by Denise Rowe

Many of you know that about a month ago we met our son, Samuel, very prematurely and quickly said goodbye as he made his eternal home with Jesus (you can check out my review of those events here). My wife are doing very well now.  The Presence and Grace of God has been very real … Continue reading

Baby Samuel 11/11/2011

For those who have heard, and for those who have not, I felt it would be helpful to share publicly about the unexpected events Erica and I experienced this weekend.  Hopefully sharing it in this way doesn’t seem too impersonal.  It does spare us from having to share all the details over and over.  Talking … Continue reading

Furnace Ministry Update- March 2011

Greetings, friends and supporters!  May grace and peace abound to you! 🙂 It’s been an eventful month (aren’t they all?)!  We are living in exciting times, and not only is it essential, but it’s WONDERFUL to be walking with Jesus! [Traveling & TV!] This month began with the students at MSU going on Spring Break.  … Continue reading

Fasting, Normal?

Someone recently sent me a message asking such a GREAT question: “When is it appropriate to fast?”.  I love that question for several reasons: -This person already understands that fasting is GOOD and NORMAL in Christian life. -They clearly want to undertake this practice and do it right. Let me share the passage that gripped … Continue reading

Furnace Ministry Update- January 2011

Wow!  What a start to the new year!  The Lord spoke to me right at the beginning of January that he was going to “draw me away” in friendship with Him, so that we can “run together”.  And boy have we been running!!  It’s been a lot of fun, but non-stop action — which is … Continue reading

Family/Ministry Update- December 2010

Jessie Still- Campus Missionary to Michigan State University MERRY CHRISTMAS!! Faithful Friends, Family and Supporters- It’s hard to believe that 2010 is drawing to a close.  I hope that your year has been as blessed and exciting as ours has!  I thought I’d start this update one more of a personal note – OUR FAMILY … Continue reading