Monthly Archives: April 2012

Jesus is…Alpha

Revelation 1:8 – “I am the Alpha…”  Alpha – Idiomatic for designating the universe and every kind of power: alpha, beginning, first.  By calling Jesus Christ the Alpha, the writer of the book of Revelation acknowledged that He is the … Continue reading


Posted in Encouragments, Jesus is... | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

Flesh vs. Spirit [Example from jogging]

The other day, I was going for an early morning jog.  Some mornings I’m really energetic and ready-to-roll, and other mornings I’m lower-energy and simply persevering through it for the health benefits.  This particular morning was on the lower-energy side … Continue reading

Posted in Church life, Encouragments | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Jesus is…the Almighty

Revelation 1:8 “I am”…says the Lord…”the Almighty.”  Almighty – All powerful, all-ruling, absolute and universal sovereign.  Jesus has unimaginably more authority and power than history’s richest, most militarily equipped, and totally established dictators.  He is able to speak commands and … Continue reading

Posted in Jesus is... | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Jesus is…Advocate

1 John 2:1 – My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. Advocate – Intercessor, Counselor – The … Continue reading

Posted in Encouragments, Jesus is... | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Workhorse [Meekness]

I saw a horse standing, calm and bold.  It had a well-used harness attached, but no saddle.  It’s muscles toned and large from many, many days of hard work; but it had plenty more where that came from. I sensed … Continue reading

Posted in I saw... | Tagged , | Leave a comment

The Fatherless Indians

There once was a tribe of indians who a long time ago lived out in the wild and dangerous wilderness.  They were a normal tribe, who’s days  were spent living, hunting, birthing, fighting, farming, loving,  building, caring, and carrying on … Continue reading

Posted in Church life, Encouragments | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Flying by the instruments [Responding vs. reacting]

One day I was driving to have breakfast with a friend @ 5:30AM in the pouring rain. I drove up behind a semi which was throwing oceans of water back on my windshield and I lost all visibility except right … Continue reading

Posted in Encouragments | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Victory over depression

I struggled with suicidal depression for several years, and it culminated in serious contemplation of suicide for about 2 years. The only thing that kept me alive was the Lord’s encouragement of how much my wife and children were depending … Continue reading

Posted in Testimonies | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment