On July 31 2022, the usual 10:30 am church service at Bethel Church in Redding, California, was invaded by the holiness of the presence of the Lord. No one preached a sermon. There was very little interaction beyond the worship, and it was powerful. It was spontaneous, and yet the Lord had a plan. For […]
Savour the Gift of the Moment
Several years ago, an exceptionally hectic and challenging season forced me to postpone Christmas shopping until December 23. Trying to shop in crowded malls with a minimal budget frustrated me. On the 24th, after a long, crowded Greyhound bus ride, I forced my way into my hometown’s bus terminal, lugging wobbly luggage behind me. There […]
Warring From a Position of Peace – Psalm 42
Today’s blog is a reflection on Psalm 42. You can find it in my book, “Dare to Call Him Friend.” published in 2015. As I write this introduction in October 2020, I am challenged by the words I wrote years ago. I realise that this morning, I started off my day without the essentials needed […]
Focus on Him and We’ll See the World From the Right Perspective
A photograph of a police officer holding a toddler in his arms went viral across social media in September 2015. Behind the police officer lay the wreck of the child’s family car. Her father died in that crash, and the impact severely injured her mother. The collision threw her siblings from the vehicle. It was […]
How Sturdy is Your Spiritual Tent?
Psalm 91:1 – “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.” I am neither a seasoned camper nor am I a structural engineer, and yet, even I know a few things about tents. Tent owners need to read all the instructions provided. It’s just as […]
Tossing and Turning Due to Anxiety? No Need!
Stress and anxiety can overwhelm us, especially at night. Christians aren’t immune to stess-induced insomnia. What if there was a different perspective we could take that would break that cycle? Video Transcript Hi there and welcome back to Daily Bible Promises with a Twist. And today, our verse is Proverbs 19, verse 23. “The fear […]