Do You Suffer From Spiritual Selective Amnesia?

Lord, deliver your people from the malady of Selective Amnesia, which robs us of our peace and weakens our trust in Your character.

Do you suffer from Spiritual Selective Amnesia? If you do, don’t be alarmed. Many Christians fall prey to this affliction. The symptoms usually appear a year or so after they surrender their hearts to Christ. They remember the peace that overwhelmed them and carried them through the early days of their salvation. They remember the […]

Some Gardens God Invites Us to Enter Aren’t Pleasant

Some gardens God invites us to enter may not be pleasant. Sometimes, we have to fight our battles in solitary Gethsemanes.

Years ago, I was drawn to a young man who worked at a large church. He was involved in various departments, and his tasks gave him a modest social media presence – this was during the early days of what we now know as social media. I was excited when he started his own ministry. […]

The God of Legacy

2 Samuel 7:2-17   This is the God I serve. The God who appreciates a King’s heart but doesn’t take him up on his generous offer. The God who had a bigger plan.   David wanted to build a temple for the Lord, but God told David’s cousin, Nathan, “Let David know I appreciate the […]

Redirection Produces Greater Fruit Than A Harsh Rebuke

Helping them to develop a better approach to have their need recognized while respecting the needs of everyone else in the group takes a lot of positive reinforcement and intentional redirection, but it's worth the effort.

Many years ago, I supervised a pre-school in a refugee camp where many kids had behavioural issues due to trauma. I knew that punishing a child for inappropriate behaviour wasn’t as helpful as guiding them to find a resolution. By helping them navigate through conflict, I was contributing to their self-awareness and problem-solving skills. After […]

Anxiety Up? What is Your Mind Feasting on?

Anxious? Worried? Stress-out family? Is it time to pull the plug on news channels and such?

I chose long ago to ditch News Channels. Somehow, they have to fill in 24 hours of so-called news daily. In my experience, 23 of those 24 hours are filled with fear-mongering and speculative opinionated experts who spew so-called facts that fit the political bias of that news agency. I haven’t watched a national or […]