It is a joy to be in the company of amazing prayer warriors. When the Spirit truly leads people in prayer I am refreshed. In a prayer time today with some friends, one man prayed an amazing prayer that showed maturity in Christ and an absolute trust in God’s sovereignty. He prayed the Word. HeContinue reading

What a blessed New Year! As always, so many people have New Year’s Resolutions. Those are things we make and hardly ever have any intention of keeping. A conversation this past week gave me an illustration of how we can all keep in “shape” so to speak. I call it “Up the Middle”. At leastContinue reading

Could we take a break from the “Merry Christmas” controversy? I didn’t think so. We just have to pick fights. We just have to be offended. Now, we’ll fetch our lawyers to MAKE you say “Merry Christmas”! Well, that ought to win the hearts and minds of people. God REST YE, merry gentlemen. God, RESTContinue reading

This article by Andy Crouch is phenomenal. There is a lot to unpack in this article. Also, I need to read Stark’s book again! I had it for a Christian History class, but didn’t dive in like I should have! Then, there is GOOD NEWS out of Iraq! Unbelievable, I know. For all the hypeContinue reading

Why does God choose the insignificant? Why does he choose the out of the way things? He is no marketing genius, I’ll tell you! When it comes to the birth of Messiah, for instance, he doesn’t pick Jerusalem. He doesn’t pick a prominent family. He doesn’t even let the religious leaders know. What was heContinue reading

It is so blatantly obvious we all need to slow down. It is also blatantly obvious we have no clue how to accomplish that task. Last week we decided to get a real Christmas tree for the first time in our marriage. It was the best decision of this Christmas season. It is a beautifulContinue reading

I have created a group to focus on the class materials I use for North Central University. If you would like to join, clink on the link and let me know! Peace, Pastor Dan Click to join apprentice2jesus

Where has our expectation gone? There really is a weariness in well-doing. God has so much for us, and we sit doing so little. We need the wildness of the Spirit unleashed in our lives once again. We need to surrender our desire for predictibility and ask the Spirit to blow as HE wishes! “ItContinue reading

We live like spiritual bums far too often. We mistake being cynical for “being honest”. If someone were actually POSITIVE, we would think they were lying. How could someone be “positive” and “honest”? It’s like those words just do not fit any more. We lack such honesty with God. We don’t speak with Him orContinue reading

“But this is a people plundered and looted;they are all of them trapped in holes and hidden in prisons;they have become plunder with none to rescue,spoil with none to say, ‘Restore!’” Isa. 42:22 (ESV) We live among people plundered and looted. They do not even know it. Spiritually, though, they are empty. They walk aroundContinue reading