Articles and Weekly Thoughts

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...

How Jesus Heals Emotions #2

Hi all, I've raised the issue that we don't see Jesus laying hands on someone for emotional healing in the gospels, yet clearly the healing of emotions is part of the work of the cross. So where do we find emotional healing in the ministry of Jesus?   Foundational scripture provides a clue Isaiah 42:1-4 is a prophecy about the Messiah, and says in v3-4: "A bruised reed He will not break. A smoldering wick He will not snuff out. In faithfulness He will read more...

How Jesus Heals Emotions #1

Hi all, We can all list physical healings Jesus did in the gospels ranging from blind eyes opened to the lame walking, but can you name a single healing of a person's emotional wounds?   Is there any place in the gospels where Jesus laid His hand on someone and said something like 'Be healed of your emotional pain caused by your father dying when you were 10 years old'? Is there any example listed when we read read more...

Quantum Physics and Jesus, Are Thoughts Solid #3

Hi all, Continuing our discussion pondering if thoughts have substance. But to do so we must turn back to light - and Light.   God is light and there is no darkness in Him. God is love. These statements in I John 1:5 and 4:8 respectively are given as blank statements. God is love and light, therefore love and light are synonymous. Love brings light into any situation, any relationship, and light (higher ways) bring love into any situation, read more...

June 2017 Newsletter

Hi all,   I’ll try to squeeze a lot of information in this month, there is so much to tell, so much to reflect on. Our Dutch conference had a different dynamic this year, including a lot of children present, who had many visions and words from the Lord – it really amazed and blessed we adults!   In the middle of worship the Lord opened the eyes of about 6 or 7 adults read more...