Wars and Rumors of War

???To the conqueror go the spoils???. Does it not seem like when you boil it all down, the one who gets ???their way??? seems to be the conqueror? They ???get to write the history??? from their own slanted perspective, they and those with them become the hero…

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Unavoidable Change

In my best moments I tend to think about change. Change happens and continues to happen regardless of what we wish for, what others do or do not do, political or spiritual traditions, what a majority of people believe or work to establish, etc.. C…

What Motivates…

“What Motivates a Fired-up Disciple of Jesus Christ?”http://tinyurl.com/3k4dx5mOver at faithalive365 they’re asking this question and inviting people to post their responses. Perhaps you’d like to do so? Here’s what I posted there-In biblical Gree…

A Week in the Life of a Rock Star??

I???m grateful for a wonderful family: wife, kids, grandkids, extended family, JPUSA community, Ev. Covenant church family, friends and fans around the world… and I know it! God has been incredibly good to me and I truly get it and have never ???ear…

Positive Change Or?

I???ve mentioned this before but when I was in high school I was part of an underground newspaper. Really it was only a few sheets of type-written complaints about how messed up the staff and faculty was, why we should all be allowed to dress like w…

After a Hard Rain

One of my fave quotes (and I???ve heard many) has been passed around for a long time. It goes ???Things grow in the valley???. We may wish to live on the mountaintops and only experience the rush of pleasure, light and joy but this is rarely where we gr…

Two Essential Questions

In discussions with several leaders from the U.S. and Nigeria yesterday and again with South Africans today I found myself accenting two key points that seem central to choices we all make: who sent you and who???s kingdom are you building? Without …

No “Handouts”?!

I read though some amazing and wonderful quotes from a recent Christian gathering.The only point I took issue with in what was otherwise really solid and excellent stuff was a point made by a bro. that no nation on earth ever progressed from a han…

Passion!

An English word that gets used in the U.K. and in other parts of Europe, Australia and New Zealand, South Africa and many commonwealth nations is mostly used in the U.S. with regard to sexuality. It can mean that in these nations, but it is often …

Shoot Straight

SHOOT STRAIGHTAt the end of “Breaker Morant” (a movie about a British soldier who “takes the fall” for the English military during South Africa’s Boer War) the subject is sitting tied to a chair as the sun rises- about to be executed by his fellow…