Category Archive: Empowerment

Flame Thrower

Recently, I was in a group setting with some very focused believers who I was meeting for the first time. We were challenged to ask the man seated next to us a penetrating question of some sort, so I turned and asked, “Are you a flamethrower or just a pilot light?” He must have known …

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Juicy Fruit

I like to start each year grading myself on the “fruit of the Spirit”: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (Gal. 5:22-23). I put a letter-grade beside each one: A, B, C, D, or F. How would you grade yourself on these? It’s appropriate to consider because God is telling us, …

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“Take me deeper, Jesus”

As the flogging continued the Spirit took me back to Jesus’ prayer in the garden that last night: “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.” As you know, while Jesus was praying John, James and I had fallen asleep in …

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