The Incredible, Essential Importance of HOPE
on April 30th, 2024
The incredible, essential importance of HOPE!April 2024 BlogPlease read this blog. Please share this blog.I will be quoting from Steve Backlund, of Bethel ministries, (yes the one in California founded by Bill Johnson and yes with Bethel music!) Please check out him and his wife Wendy’s life-changing ministry website: [email protected] our recent Dove International Leader’s Conference, we we...  Read More
Viva Las Vegas
on March 12th, 2024
“Viva Las Vegas”March 2024 BlogAs conservative Christians, sometimes we can be a bit… shall we say…narrow-minded? Critical? Rigid? Judgmental? (And isn’t this true for most people?)I confess I’ve held a view along these lines towards Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada. Also known as “sin city.” I’ve known of how this is as a place where, purportedly, “anything goes.” Gambling, of course, is king. Along ...  Read More
Passing The Baton
on February 20th, 2024
Passing the BatonJanuary/February 2024 Blog*This blog will be longer than usual, for good reason, as you shall see.Passing the baton is a time-honored skill which occurs often in team relay running races. It requires that both runners keep moving forward, stay within their lanes, and time the handoff appropriately.In 2 Timothy 4:7, Paul wrote “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race...  Read More
“When the Rubber Meets the Road”
on December 27th, 2023
“When the Rubber Meets the Road”December 2023“Your daughter has cancer.”These were not the words we were expecting from the surgeon after he had operated on our beloved, young adult daughter. In fact, they were the very opposite of what we thought we’d hear: “the tumor was removed and it’s been sent off for testing and we’re mostly certain it’s benign.”We reeled from his words. He had gone in, rem...  Read More
God Heals
on November 7th, 2023
God Heals                                                            October/November 2023At the end of April, 2017, I was overseeing a very powerful men’s special retreat.I was the community spiritual director at the time. I had popped in just to make sure they had everything they needed, and to pray. As I was leaving, the guy at the door said, “Hey, Pastor B, did you know you have blood on your ...  Read More
Entitlement Versus Kingdom Mindset
on September 30th, 2023
Entitlement versus Kingdom Mindset: Which do we have? If I win it, perhaps I’ll practice generosity and give it to the first person who tells me they read this blog! Happy Kingdom Mindset Practice!...  Read More
“It is SO important to spend time praying over people individually”
on August 31st, 2023
“It is SO important to spend time praying over people individually!” Most people are somewhat familiar with the story of Job: a man who loved God and had a lot, and then lost everything! He is not consoled by three different friends who spend several chapters, each, in his book, Job, telling him things he didn’t need to hear. (‘Sound familiar? Let’s not be them!)But, there’s a verse in this provoc...  Read More
So...Just What Do Pastors Do?
on July 19th, 2023
So... Just What Do Pastors Do?July 2023 I was left speechless recently (I know, that in itself is remarkable lol)  when someone said to me that someone they know believes that pastors are “only in it for the money and tax breaks.” What?!?! I was shocked to hear this. The money? Are you kidding me? And as for tax breaks, that was never anything which occurred to me when I was deciding on whether to...  Read More
Prayer Is Our Superpower
on June 30th, 2023
“Prayer is our Superpower” Most people are familiar with the name of Marvel. There are 80 years worth of Marvel comics around! There are 80,000 characters! And in 1966, a TV series featuring Marvel comic book characters was launched, which led to much, much more.There are Marvel superheroes in comics, TV shows, games, movies and action figures. There are over 20 Marvel blockbuster movies. Some of ...  Read More
"A Spring of Water Welling Up..."
on May 17th, 2023
          “A Spring of Water Welling Up…”We live in Florida. It gets very hot here in Florida – especially in the humid months of June through September. Shade becomes premium. People learn to look for parking places which are shaded, and help prevent their front seats and steering wheels from becoming ovens by placing protective “sunglasses” on the inside of the front windshield. Air conditioning...  Read More
Living with Mystery
on February 23rd, 2023
Living with Mystery(Florida) Spring 2023How are you at “living with mystery?”If you’re like most of us, the answer is… not very good.Most of us, especially in this culture, have a need to have all the answers all the time.We also like to keep busy. We’re not very patient. We’re not very good listeners.And we don’t like to be still.Does this describe you? If so, you’re not alone, and in good compan...  Read More
Marriage is a Gift- Treat It As One
on June 15th, 2022
Recently, a beloved Dove leader, Steve P., wrote a blog celebrating his 47 years of marriage, and giving us excellent advice on how to stay married - and happily.It was amusing to me that when I posted this on my FB pg., I got losts and lost of warm "congratulations" posts- even though it was a picture of Steve and his wife, Mary, and grandson.  And stated 47 years.  We don't look like them,  and ...  Read More




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