Category Archives: tears

Awakening to mental health

Awakened with thoughts about mental health: Last night I posted this question on Facebook: “How much evil, craziness, and demonic activity will 21st Century America have to experience before we realize that we desperately need the help of the living … Continue reading

Posted in a healthy mind, attributes of mental health, brain health, Christian spirituality, inner peace, mental torment, peace of mind, positive attitude, positive thinking, psychology, repentance, spiritual health, spiritual warfare, spirituality, Symeon the new Theologian, tears, torment, tormenting thoughts, Uncategorized, waging peace | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Beyond shame & guilt (without depending on denial)

Without remorse, regret, and repentance for our wrongful thoughts, rhetoric, and actions; our self-righteousness retains us in resistance to and rebellion against God and His call to right living. Meanwhile we reach out for mindless diversion in entertainment and/or superficial … Continue reading

Posted in Christian spirituality, denial, entertainment, forgiveness, godly sorrow, guilt, how to overcome guilt, humility, overcome guilt, Presbyterian, rebellion, rebellion against God, religion, religious ceremonies, seek God's face, seek ye first, seeker model, seekers, seeking God, shame, spiritual formation, spirituality, tears, Uncategorized, wickedness, wrongful behavior | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Real Church = The Real God, Real Power, His Real Presence Through Real People

Do we go to church to be taught a religious lesson . . . or to encounter and surrender to God’s presence?  A listening mind can learn lessons about God; but it takes a hungry heart to head wholeheartedly into … Continue reading

Posted in Acts, Apostle Paul, Christianity, church format, church meetings, church programs, church services, first time visitor, glory, glory of God, holiness, Isaiah, lecture, listening, O taste and see that the Lord is good, organic church, organization, presence of Christ, presence of God, psalm, Salvation Army church, Salvation Army Corps, Salvationists, tears, The Salvation Army, why go to church | Tagged , , , , , | 7 Comments

Drink The Water!

Drink the living water of the Spirit. Don’t keep it bottled up. Surrender, taste, and see how amazing and life-transforming is the free-flowing fountain of spiritual life. “I wish Christians would weep the Gospel into people; it would often go … Continue reading

Posted in battle flag, blood and fire battle flag, bottled water, fountain, from the heart, hurting ones, quench the Spirit, quote, Quotes, real men, shut-down, spiritual life, supernatural, surrender, surrender to God, tears, The Salvation Flag, water, weeping | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

What Kind Of A Society Produces Frequent, Random Acts Of Mass Murder?

What’s going on in America?  Why are individuals frequently engaging in random acts of horrible evil as they commit the mass murder of innocent people?  Our nation uses violence against terrorism abroad, but produces individuals who commit acts of terror … Continue reading

Posted in American, American history, anger, angst, conscience, conviction of sin, current events, darkness, demons, disdain, evil entities, evil spirits, hate, hate speech, history, human nature, meaning, meaninglessness, misery, moral principles, moral restraints, morality, morals, myths, natural laws, random, repentance, self-destruction, self-will, sin, sinner, tears, thoughts, Uncategorized, victims, violence | Tagged , , , , , , | 9 Comments

500 Years Ago Martin Luther Posted 95 Shocking Statements About Church — Here Are My 95 . . .

In 1517, Martin Luther nailed a piece of paper, listing 95 revolutionary statements, to the door of Castle Church in Wittenburg, Germany.  This act marked the beginning of the Protestant Reformation of the church. Inspired by Martin Luther’s courageous act, … Continue reading

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WIJD? What Is Jesus Doing?

WWJD?  What would Jesus do is a good question.  But here’s a better one:  WIJD?  What is Jesus doing in your life today? . . . talking to you? . . . guiding you? . . . changing you? . … Continue reading

Posted in blessings, Christ, Christ-centered, Christian, Christianity, clear conscience, compassion, conscience, conviction of sin, crying, deliverance, forgiveness, freedom, good question, hearing God, hearing Jesus, heart-felt love, holy, Jesus, Jesus Christ, Jesus Movement, Jesus Take The Wheel, Lord, miracles, mysticism, presence of Christ, questions, religion, Savior, spiritual growth, tears, The Jesus Prayer, What would Jesus do?, WWJD? | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Why have multitudes given up on church? What’s missing in our contemporary American church that the early church had in Acts? Here are some possibilities . . . Humility, brokenness, awe, tears, passion, conviction of sin, excitement, self-denial, testimonies, openness, the priesthood of the believer, repentance, persecution, confession, participation, boldness, power, deliverance, miracles, opportunities to minister to one another, healing. Can you think of more things the early church had that we seem to be lacking?

Posted in Acts, American church, Americans, ancient history, awe, brokenness, Christianity, church, church history, church structure, conviction of sin, crying, deliverance, early church, ekklesia, forgiveness, humility, lifestyles, miracles, non-traditional church, order of worship, organic church, participatory church, persecution, priesthood of the believer, religion, repent, repentance, self-denial, simple church, sin, spiritual, spiritual formation, spiritual skills, tears, the way we do church, Uncategorized, Western religion, What is church? | Tagged , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

WWJDIYC? What would Jesus do in your church?

If Jesus visited the church you attend one Sunday morning, what would He do? Preach or weep? Congratulate everyone on the service or turn over tables and pews? Cast out demons or be asked to quietly leave? Sit down and talk … Continue reading

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“Tebowing” Is Now An Official Word — What The Church Can Learn From Tim Tebow

Tebowing — What The Church Can Learn From Tim Tebow Denver Broncos’ quarterback, Tim Tebow, has had a remarkable season in 2011, leading his team to the NFL Playoffs by spearheading several amazing comebacks.  Tim, a sincere follower of Jesus … Continue reading

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