Spiritual Life

Are You In It For The Long Haul?

“From that time, many of His disciples went back and walked with Him no more. Then Jesus said to the twelve, ‘Do you also want to go away?’”

Mark’s Gospel: Hard-hearted

They were physical and emotional and Jesus was spiritual. Beyond all the miracles, Jesus wanted to teach them higher truths and deeper concepts.

The Place Where MLK Dreamed

Anyone who makes that right turn at the Gullah Grub Restaurant can pull onto the property of the Penn Center and dream the same dreams as Dr. King.

Mark’s Gospel: Signs

They people got their wish and ate their fill. Jesus sent them away, healed, delivered, informed, inspired and with their bellies full for the journey home.

One Word

Transition means a process of change. And there my friends, lies the terrifying word I try to stay far away from—change.

Mark’s Gospel: Well-done

Jesus told them to keep this to themselves, but of course, they did not. Their astonishment would not permit silence. Their testimony is classic:

Making Room for Change

It is a choice to take this on and to get rid of old thought patterns that will no longer serve us. To make room for what will move us forward.

Mark’s Gospel: Hearts

He explained the truth to everyone. Wickedness is in us all. It is folly to blame it on some outside force.

Empty

Two boats… left there.

Mark’s Gospel: Winds

When they helped Him into the boat, the winds calmed down to normal. In a little while, the waves followed suit.

Does God Know Me?

Aside from the seemingly harsh nature of this statement, doesn’t it strike you as odd that Jesus will actually tell some people on judgment day that He never knew them?

Mark’s Gospel: Sent

And so it is with us. Jesus has called us out. He has sent us into this world to continue His work. In His name, we have power over the enemy.

Own It

But what happens when I run out of coffee, have no plans to go camping, and my always delightful kids are making me crazy? Does my joy diminish?

When I Said “No” To God

I realized I was asking God for His blessings in my life and telling Him, “No, I don’t want that!” at the same time!

Enter Your Rest

Interestingly enough, He says the way to rest is by taking HIS yoke upon ourselves. He offers us Himself. He is the one doing the work.

“What are you trying to prove?”

So why yes, man at Costco, I am trying to prove something to this world. My children are proof that God’s ways are good. That He is multigenerational.

Mark’s Gospel: Unbelief

Believing is health to our bones. Believing is safety to our lives. Believing sets the promises and power of God in motion.

Our Testimonies: Jessica Colwell

Worshiping God is the most precious thing to me. No matter where I am, it instantly becomes my “thin place” where I can look beyond what I see in the natural.

The Waters Are Parting!

Miracles will not just be a prophetic metaphor from past times, but a reality that are seen by all in the present time.