Transformation and the rewiring of your brain

Neuroscientists have long known that people’s changes in attitudes, lifestyles, and habits coincide with the rewiring of their brains. But they haven’t always known the catalyst for the rewiring and change. Recent research has revealed that an important part of how people change is through the process of telling their stories to an empathetic listener.Continue reading “Transformation and the rewiring of your brain”

With Jesus, even givers become receivers

The way it works with those who trust Jesus is that our seemingly inadequate resources are multiplied. This doesn’t mean that we can be stingy and Jesus will make us look generous. It means that when we bring it all under His Leadership and Direction, then He will pour out blessings on us and othersContinue reading “With Jesus, even givers become receivers”

As long as we are self-sufficient & self-sustaining we live in a delusional field of self-deception & vulnerability

Can you imagine Jesus looking you square in the eye saying, “You give them something to eat.” That’s exactly what He commanded the disciples in the story of the Feeding of the Multitudes. When they pooled their resources they found themselves woefully inadequate to meet the needs they were commanded to meet. Jesus knew theContinue reading “As long as we are self-sufficient & self-sustaining we live in a delusional field of self-deception & vulnerability”

Heaven is on the Way!

The Lord gave tiny glimpses of Heaven to many of His servants as recorded in the Bible: Moses on Sinai, Isaiah in a Vision, even Peter, James and John on the mountain during His Transfiguration. These men were momentarily captivated by His Beauty and temporarily satisfied with His Presence. They saw what we have yetContinue reading “Heaven is on the Way!”

To one who is in expectation, even speed looks like delay

I was an impatient child. Some might say that I still am. But I remember doing a lot of waiting when I was younger. And it seemed that I waited forever for Christmas to come. In fact, I began my annual anticipation of Christmas Day on December 26th. Christmas represented everything that was special andContinue reading “To one who is in expectation, even speed looks like delay”

How far is Heaven?

I’ve always liked the song, “How far is Heaven?” by Los Lonely Boys: Save me from this prison Lord help me get away Cause only you can save me now From this misery Cause I’ve been lost in my own place And I’m getting’ weary How far is heaven And I know I need toContinue reading “How far is Heaven?”

Expectations are rarely met

Ever have a friend build something up raising your expectations and later you’re disappointed because it just wasn’t as great as you had hoped? It is rare that what we imagine or hear about ever meets our expectations. When an expectation is created, our minds and hearts exaggerate and intensify the inherent value of aContinue reading “Expectations are rarely met”

We’re just not impressed anymore

A friend and I were discussing what impresses us? Apart from the athletic achievements of those like Michael Jordan or the financial prowess of investors like Warren Buffet, we’re not impressed by much. Have we lost our awe when it comes to God? We certainly have lost the meaning of the word ‘awesome.’ In theContinue reading “We’re just not impressed anymore”

Do you ask WHAT or WHY?

It was said that during his life, Albert Einstein possessed 6% of the world’s knowledge and was considered the smartest man in the world. Now if you had an opportunity to spend time with the smartest man in the world, what kind of questions would you ask him? Better yet, if you had an opportunityContinue reading “Do you ask WHAT or WHY?”

Does Jesus Create Customized Salvation Plans for individuals?

We’re familiar with Jesus interaction with the man known to us as the Rich, Young Ruler (RYR) who comes to Jesus looking for Jesus’ seal of approval for a life well lived. The RYR asks the question, “What must I do to inherit eternal life?” Then, in an attempt to challenge the man’s entire LifeContinue reading “Does Jesus Create Customized Salvation Plans for individuals?”