the simplicity of Christ, alone….

By |2012-11-11T15:07:50+00:00November 11th, 2012|church life, coaching, discipleship, faith, leadership, personal, theology|

Pauls words.... "I am afraid that ..........your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ." 2 Corinthians 11:3 The main thing about following Jesus is to see that the main thing remains the main thing. That is what Paul is saying. The main thing is simple, uncluttered commitment to Christ. I have noticed over a few years of observation that when faith becomes complicated, it is always a sign that it is drifting away from the reality of faith. The world around us is getting evermore complex, and it is because it is drifting farther [...]

a morning prayer

By |2012-03-06T07:46:01+00:00March 6th, 2012|church life, discipleship, faith, leadership, personal|

The following great prayer was written by Thomas A Kempis 1380-1471. Prayers like this are truly timeless. "Grant me, O Lord, to know what I ought to know, to love what I ought to love, to praise what delights Thee most, to value what is precious in Thy sight, to hate what is offensive to Thee. Do not suffer me to judge accordig to the sight of my eyes, nor to pass sentence according to the hearing of the ears of ignorant men; but to discern with a true judgement between things visible and spiritual, and above all things always to inquire [...]