Can I Share my Heart with you?

It was this announcement with the header "Prayer request and update" from our dear and close friends, that came in that day that landed on the "many thoughts and processes" I have been experiencing during the past some month'! With the experiences of Internet and social media, I had decided long ago that in no way …

I Love Books…

The following Word that entered my inbox this morning through our valued brother Glenn H Jackson, reminded me on the post I wrote some years ago about the enormous amount of information that is demanding our attention. Even more today as parents, it needs skills and discernment to handle this pile of messages that try …

When the Climate becomes a Culture

My writings on Climate and Culture mainly are meant to be a help of first recognising in order to be able to deal with it on a biblical way. When the Climate in your "house" has turned into a Culture it will be sustained by strong, invisible Strongholds, which are mindsets that we allowed to develop over time …

Let’s Address the Culture Issue!

As the original title was Club vs family: The Culture of Missional Communities, I just wanted to reblog this post of http://3dmeublog.com to underline the need of the culture shift I talked about in my former post. Reading this post really helped me to work it out by comparing the different cultures of Club and Family. Club …

The shortcut effect

If you prefer beautiful routes over short ones... It was this statement in an article about GPS routing that stood out as a flashing light! The short one, the cutting off, the easy way... The header was: Forget the Shortest Route Across a City; New Algorithm Finds the Most Beautiful. In an algorithm orientated digital …

If two of you agree…

Matthew 18:19 Parallel Verses New International Version "Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. New Living Translation "I also tell you this: If two of you agree here on earth concerning anything you …

Your own ways, your own pleasure, your own word…

If because of the sabbath [rest], you turn your foot from doing your OWN pleasure on My holy day, and call the sabbath a delight, the holy day of the LORD honorable, and honor it, desisting from your OWN ways, from seeking your OWN pleasure and speaking your OWN word, THEN you will take delight in …

How first is first…

But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be provided for you. (‭Matthew‬ ‭6‬:‭33‬ HCSB) Those three amazing chapters in Matthew, all red as it is full of His speaking, again this (early) morning took me so deep! Matthew 5, 6 and 7, are the chapters I read …

The Next Step

When the next step is too obvious, the chance of repeating the past is almost certain! But how come? We shout it out almost for decades, A New Thing Is Coming and as obvious is the repeating, so is the disappointment. Reading the post of my beloved "mentor" Ron McGatlin, could maybe help us to …

Staying on the Save Side

Oh yes, we all know the story and their explanations: Peter, the boat, the stepping out and the staying in... But going through the process, the process of stepping out and also the process of staying in, staying "save", that's an other story. We (my wife and I) are in the middle of such a …

When we still live from “the Old”

Encouraging blogs has been forwarded to me, in reaction of my last posts. Interesting conversation too, through phone and FaceTime. Touching something significant although knowing that it is not a total "new" message. There is this church, "suddenly" going through an intense process of change with some challenging happenings. The " " in the suddenly …

Discover Divine Strategies!

Discover Divine Strategies! Which Produce Stability in Shaky Times! By Bobby Conner May 5, 2014 God's Urgent Invitation Hold on help is on the way (Hebrews 10:35)! The Spirit of Truth is now releasing Divine Wisdom for divine strategies for these days of shaking! Passionate seekers of truth will quickly discover that God has opened …

A pursuit of the wind…

I applied my mind to know wisdom and knowledge, madness and folly; I learned that this too is a pursuit of the wind. (Ecclesiastes 1:17 HCSB) "We all know the tragic ending of Solomon..." The word landed in my heart, especially when he continued "but I am focused to finish right!" All during the preaching …

The Strategy Revealed

Nehemiah 13:4-5 Now before this, Eliashib the priesthad been put in charge of the storerooms of the house of our God. He was a relative of Tobiah and had prepared a large room for him where they had previously stored the grain offerings, the frankincense, the articles, and the tenths of grain, new wine, and oil …

Abortion

http://youtu.be/mguPHT-Q3Qg I was watching this clip of the testimony of Jason Upton and was reminded of this post about the subject of what I would now call "spiritual abortion" on my former blog, The Legacy of a Dreamer. Really felt to reblog it in the line of discipleship and raising children. Be so blessed! So …

So what’s about the piano?

He asked me why I put the new header with the piano on this blog (which shows up randomly)... And I could only answer: Nice pictures and that's where we started the conversation that led to this post.   The conversation was too personal, but mainly this morning I want to start again this conversation …

The Art of Celebration

It dropped into our mailbox early this morning, an invitation for a party, a celebration in the Netherlands! Right away I knew this would end up on my blog and I will tell you why! I left out the adress, because I don't want the whole world to show up on their party as the …

The Message of the Kingdom (part 2)

As I hope that you have been reading the essential scriptures from the post yesterday, you have to understand the perspective from where I review truth, faith, church and christianity. Yesterday I was watching this great/funny youtube movie about truth and God. Maybe I better first let you watch it, before making my point. http://youtu.be/3RwKdBUjoDA

The Flesh

A fresh and confronting approach of 1 Cor. 13 by Glenn H. Jackson. The "flesh"[old nature] is impatient, the "flesh" is unkind, and is always jealous [covetous]; the "flesh" brags and is arrogant; the "flesh" acts unbecomingly; it always seeks its own, it is always provoked by what it "deems" to be a word or …