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 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

Spiritual Seed for a Flourishing Christian Life

This Spiritual seed encapsulates much of the Bible as succinctly as I can. I welcome feedback. 1 Thessalonians lays down a healthy baseline of values and approaches to life from which agile followers of Jesus draw on during their adventure of faith. These are like spiritual seed coming from the Source of all good “seed,” … Read more

Radical Mutuality, Linking Truth to Life through 1 John

Radical Mutuality! When I read a book, I like to know why the author has written. John carefully gives us at least two reasons. First, that God’s people experience ecstatic joy as we respond by faith to the invitation of God the Father and Son to share life in relational koinonia both with God and … Read more

Three Cycles of Christian Spiritual Development

How important is Christian spiritual development? As a Christian, it’s important to me to have some clear landmarks on my life-journey. How do I know I’m making progress? And if I experience movement, how do I know it’s in the right direction. Over the years, many have proposed stages of spiritual growth. Some propose six … Read more