Your Fight on Two Fronts
"The war is fought on many fronts, all at the same time. You cannot face the war-without without understanding the war-within. You cannot face the war-within without attending to the war-without. They are connected in the advancement of My Kingdom." The war-within ravages many as it traffics messages of isolation and condemnation. The lies are legion, lethal, and spring from this source, 'Did God really say...?' The war-without works a list of lies to occupy and
Are perfectionism and drivenness killing you?
Funny how something we thought would serve us, ends up becoming our master. That we would make use of IT; but it made use of us and the cost...Yikes! Such is the case with 'performance spirits' and how they crush many a believer. Intellectually, we know it is all 'by grace alone.' But pragmatically, that's really just salvation, right? I mean, what about all those whom we should please? Want to please? Need to please? And, hey, I'm not really driven: I just
Your deployment in God's strange strategy
We are now in a two-month season when God's strategy is to draw the enemy out and deal with him. He is moving things forward from dis-order to His order. Jehovah Sneaky often works like a Master in chess and that's where it gets challenging. To an untrained eye this kind of strategy is a bewildering flurry of moves, countermoves, feints, attacks, sacrifices and sweeps around the side that appear sudden, risky and questionable. And that's as observed from the sidelin
When a watchman speaks...
While working in DC, my company obtained a prime real estate project with a stunning location that was both strategically significant and immensely desirable. Just one problem: The land was toxic from decades of industrial use. No one had deliberately set out to pollute it but the manner in which it was used brought consequences. It would remain a blight and not a blessing until the pollution was addressed. Soil mitigation and restoration is not cheap or fast. Ti