First Morning Costa Rica

There is a great and effectual door opened unto me, and there are many adversaries.  This is from 1Corinthians 16, and it was impressed on me as I got up this morning and started to pray and think.  There was a mishap with Greg Millsaps flight last night and instead of arriving at 11:30pm, he is being told he will have to wait until the same flight tonight.  That is a loss of 24 hours on an already short schedule.  Doesn’t seem that cool.

One thing that was cool is that I sat next to a hotel owner from Guanacaste last night on the plane!  This photo is of their hotel.  Click on it to go to their site. Continue reading “First Morning Costa Rica”

This World Is Not Our Home

For the last few years I have used Mondays to fast and pray.  I try to set aside the first part of the day to focus on the Lord, perhaps reading the word, or praying specifically about something that is going on.  Some weeks I have done well to stick closely to my plan, and other weeks I have had to miss it all together due to a travel schedule, something that has come up, or sometimes for a pure lack of discipline.  Overall it has been pretty consistent though.

There are a lot of things that fasting does for us, but most of my early experiences with fasting were unsuccessful, and certainly unenlightened!  A little understanding goes a long way when it comes to things like this, things of a spiritual nature that go against what the body is used to or finds pleasure in. Continue reading “This World Is Not Our Home”

A Message You Need To Hear – Escape from Christendom

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Escape from Christendom
by Robert Burnell, 1980

The Journey

In my dream I see the lone figure of a man following a road. As the sun sets
beneath the hills, a city comes into view. Nearing it, the traveler sees what
appears to be a large group of churches. Spires and crosses pierce the
skyline. His pace quickens. Is this his destination? He passes an imposing
structure, a neon sign flashing “Cathedral of the Future.” Farther on a
floodlit stadium supports a billboard boasting that fifty thousand people
crowd into evangelistic meetings there three nights a week. Beyond this,
modest “New Testament” chapels and Hebrew Christian synagogues
cluster together on the street front.

“Is this the City of God?” I hear the traveler ask a woman at the information
booth in the central square.

“No this is Christian City, “she replies. Continue reading “A Message You Need To Hear – Escape from Christendom”