Your Pilot Light of Prayer

Before time existed, the Fire burned. This blazing Fire ignites character, consuming one and sparking another into a warm glow. Those that stand the test of fire kindle into a pinpoint of light to shine within darkness. They themselves are not the Fire but re-present the Flame, like an ever-ready pilot light. You are that pilot light. Small but unquenchable, …

The Church Awakens

The church is at a fork in the road. For years, she’s ridden along with popular culture, enjoying some of the scenery and ignoring what she inwardly detests. She’s sat with her “own kind” on this bus, clumping together by denomination or sect on the seats. Any detours toward social justice and climate change have sparked a common interest among …

Portal of Silence

Holy Father, This time of shaking has been good for me (Hebrews 12:26-27). While every structure of support crumbles away, this world shift has forced me to analyze better how I’ve built upon the Foundation. I have all sorts of building materials available: the wood of activity, the hay of busyness, and the stubble of good deeds. You’ve rocked all …

When Darkness Fled

I lay aside the quill as my eyes mist with remembrance. How often I think back to those sequenced events. Even today, some thirty years after the fact, my heart still quivers from the splendor of that night. You see, I walked with this Man. His feet dirtied with the fine Jordanian clay as did mine. I talked with Him, …

Fire Fall

“(Elijah) built an altar…arranged the wood and cut the ox in pieces…and said, ‘O Lord…let it be known that Thou art God’…Then the fire of the Lord fell” (1 Kings 18:32-33,36,38). “Then David built an altar to the Lord there, and offered burnt offerings…and he called to the Lord and He answered him with fire from heaven” (1 Chronicles 21:26). …

You are of great value.

“Everything that can stand the fire, you shall pass through the fire, and it shall be clean, but it shall be purified with water for impurity.  But whatever cannot stand the fire you shall pass through the water” (Numbers 31:23).     You can stand the fire, not just the washing of water.     You have been crushed and …