Are You Listening?

The Spirit is always speaking to us, sometimes in small and subtle ways, sometimes in ways that are so obvious it seems hard to miss.  If we are not getting the messages, then most likely we are not listening. For example, if there is an issue you are struggling with and you hear a song, … Continue reading Are You Listening?

Getting Real

Today, I need to get personal, and I need to get real.  I could ask the question, "What does it take to become a minister?", or make a comment regarding hypocrisy, and how most people (including myself), will make complaints about what other people are doing, but refuse  to see it in themselves. Today, I'm … Continue reading Getting Real

The Responsibility of Ministry

On several occasions I have received requests for assistance that I am not able to fulfill due to the nature of the request.  The request often involve being asked to "solve a problem" for the person asking. These requests come from a misunderstanding of what a minister is, and what exactly a minister does, or … Continue reading The Responsibility of Ministry

Seeing the Illusion to Create Paradise

Every day I see headlines in the news, and I wonder how much of it is true.  I see so many people who have been brainwashed into believing a particular viewpoint based on what may very well be a lie.  The illusion has been so well built into our system, that even when we are … Continue reading Seeing the Illusion to Create Paradise

Making Change Happen

There is a phrase, "God helps those who help themselves."  It's a simple phrase.  Most people don't really understand it.  As a child, I certainly didn't.  Especially when I would hear people say another common phrase, usually some form of, "I turned it over to God", or "God will take care of it for me".  … Continue reading Making Change Happen

The Responsibility of Ministering

This is a post I've been thinking about for a long time.  Probably as long as I've been considering writing a blog (which is a lot longer than I have been).  It's taken me so long to write it because touches on a very sensitive subject, one that can hit a very raw nerve with … Continue reading The Responsibility of Ministering