Articles and Weekly Thoughts

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...

How Jesus Heals Emotions #5

Hi all, Today we'll look at the woman caught in adultery from John 8: 3-11.   This woman was caught literally in bed with another man and thrown into the streets to face immediate execution. Various versions she the scribes and Pharisees 'set her in their midst' or 'made her stand in their midst'.   Ironically, Leviticus 20:10 says both the man and woman caught in the act of adultery should be executed, but religious people have a way read more...

July 2017 Newsletter

Hi all, I just returned (Tuesday night) from our house church gathering in Granby, Quebec which was wonderful in every way, but will be taking the last couple of weeks of July off through August 7 to rest and attempt to work on the 'honey-do' list that has piled up. I'll still do my Weekly Thoughts and Facebook live as I'll be around the house for the most part, but will limit my email read more...

How Jesus Heals Emotions #4

Hi all, We are now leaving the woman at the well example having seen the methods Jesus uses to bring emotional healing to people. These same principles will be seen throughout the gospels:   Acknowledge where you are without judgment or opinion - own it, be in the present. By revelation from God reset your understanding of your history, and entrust Him with the unanswerable questions until you get to heaven. Tell others about the revelation you received read more...

How Jesus Heals Emotions #3

Hi all, In the first two parts of this series I brought out that Jesus first and always acknowledges where a person is at that moment, without opinion nor judgement.   With the woman at the well it was very clear: "You have truly said you have no husband, for you have had 5 husbands and the man you are now living with is not your husband. This you have truly said."   We will see this pattern over and over read more...