Spiritual Beloved Child, 1st Developmental Cycle

Begin with a spiritual beloved child. And think on spiritual development on our journey as Christians! God continues to infuse us with His initiating first-love, our fuel for lifelong LifeChange. Fundamentally, we must see God’s Big-picture view to naturally prepare us for life and ministry flowing from the spiritual seed or DNA with which God … Read more

Spiritual Warrior, 2nd Development Cycle

Engage God’s presence… …both as our caring Father in the Family of God, …and also as our conquering King in the Kingdom of God. If you have settled by limiting your identity to a “beloved child” of God, a spiritual “warrior” may rock your boat. It’s true. We will always be our Father’s “beloved child.” … Read more

Spiritual Dad and Spiritual Grandpa, 3rd Cycle

A spiritual dad. John describes both of the first two spiritual cycles… …with three relatively clear, distinct markers. Not so this 3rd cycle of a spiritual dad and spiritual grandpa! “Him who is from the beginning!” I write to you fathers, because you have known him who is from the beginning (1 John 2:13-14, emphasis). … Read more

Renewal, Experiencing Personal and Corporate

Renewal in seasons and rhythms, progress and growth… …are normal and expected in all life. Look at nature for a reflection of God’s design. Daybreak and evening. Four seasons, summer, fall, winter and spring. Oak trees grow six weeks during the summer and solidify in the winter. On still nights, the earth gets a gentle … Read more

Three Essential Questions for Every Christian

Let’s begin with a high-level, big-picture view of our three essential questions, like viewing the earth from space. Every model is off, yet this one with three essential questions goes a long way to point to how we can re-calibrate our inner compass. 1. “What is God like?” He is like no other! God is … Read more

90-Day Engagement with the New Testament

Yesterday I published a simple way to read through the New Testament in 90-Days, called 90-Day Engagement with the New Testament (link to Amazon.com). I said simple, not easy because it takes our engagement to complete. The format draws me into more consistent reading. The short journal format makes it simple to use this effectively in a … Read more