Articles and Weekly Thoughts

September 23 Sign in the Heavens

Hi all, I've long wondered how the Magi were able to look to the night sky and determine a king had been born in Israel. Many have looked at star maps from roughly the years 10BC to 1AD and come up with their own ideas of what this or that planet meant when it was in what constellation, and what those movements may have meant to the Magi. But no one really knows as I've read maybe 6 or 10 read more...

Controlling Your Emotions #6, Final

Hi all, I heard a joke the other day on an old TV show that I had not heard since my 6th grade teacher told it to us in an effort to get us to think 'outside the box' as we say - meaning to look for solutions beyond the obvious.   The joke is this: Every week a Mexican boy would ride across the Mexican/US border on his bicycle with a sack over his shoulder. Each week read more...

September 2017 Newsletter

Hi all, I'll get right to the point...   Especially for the US People have been asking me about what the Father told me some 15 or so years ago (but made public I think around 2008) about 2 hurricanes hitting the US. He said there would be 2 hurricanes hit the US that would be very costly, and to watch for that. After those 2 storms would come a California earthquake, and after that (I don't know how read more...

Controlling Your Emotions #4

Hi all, What do we do with friends and family whose decision making skills resemble those of a squirrel trying to cross the street? (And for some reason they involve us as a passenger on their emotional roller coaster ride.)   At what point if any do we try to be that person who breaks through to be the one to speak into their life?   By getting our emotions stirred up we let our defenses down. Proverbs 25:28 says read more...

Controlling Your Emotions #4

Hi all, Now that we've covered the Lord's ways dealing with Cain and with us, we can look at how He deals with His own emotions and how He interacts with us emotionally - that may sound strange, but consider Moses when the Lord wanted to wipe Israel off the map and start over with his family, from Exodus 32:10-14: "Now leave me alone that my wrath may burn hot against them and I will destroy read more...

August 2017 Newsletter

Hi all, Did you know the USA is going to experience another full solar eclipse 7 years from now, on April 8, 2024. If you overlay the path of Monday's eclipse which went from Washington State southeast across St. Louis/Memphis area exiting through South Carolina, with the 2024 eclipse which will start in Texas and exits through Maine, you'll find the X where they intersect is directly over the New Madrid Fault between St. Louis read more...

Controlling Your Emotions #3

Hi all, Consider how the culture of the world encourages people to live by emotion rather than reasoning: Advertising is designed to get specific emotional responses from us whether it be a cute ad, a funny ad, or a sexy ad, they are all designed to stir emotions more than logic. Consider auditorium church culture. The beautiful building, the raucous start to most worship services are with songs designed to get a person up and moving around, pleas for money read more...

Controlling Your Emotions #2

Hi all,   Just a quick note - my cardioversion was successful on Wednesday the 9th, thank you for your prayers. The big praise the Lord is how it became successful. I had felt led to specify my cardiologist do the procedure when he originally said he or one of his partners might. When I woke up and before my doctor checked in on me, the anesthesiologist told me he learned something that morning. He said the first 2 attempts read more...

Controlling Your Emotions #1

Hi all, It is hard to believe at times, but emotions are a gift from God and part of what makes us in His likeness. But they sure can cause us problems!   Even the definitions of emotion vary from dictionary to dictionary indicating we humans struggle with wrapping our minds around what they are. Definitions from various sources include: "A state of mind derived from one's circumstances', and 'a state of consciousness in which joy, sorrow, fear, hate and the read more...

How Jesus Heals Emotions #6

Hi all, I was 17 years old when a friend of my mom's asked me for prayer concerning nightmares she was having. That was 1975 in the days of the charismatic renewal, when the Holy Spirit was being experienced in the denominational churches but there weren't yet any independent charismatic churches. As a result there were many home based "prayer & praise" meetings and Bible studies attended by anyone who had been baptized with the Holy Spirit or was curious read more...