A Lovesick Foundation: Stacking Stones Part II

A primary factor in our time on the Fort Apache reservation, that is monumental in memory of how the Lord has worked, is something that I learned in the quiet place (IHOP-Atlanta was instrumental in this reality). God desires me. This changes everything. Strangely enough, the sentiment that God loves me doesn’t do the same thing to my heart. As Rich Mullins once said, “I grew up hearing everyone tell me 'God loves you'. I would say big deal, God loves everybody. That don't make me special! That [...]

By | 2014-08-18T22:34:45+00:00 July 27th, 2011|Christianity, Stacking Stones, trust|0 Comments

Trust, Part Four: of transcendence and immanence

Manning wrote in Ruthless Trust (2000):...We can no more catch a hurricane in a shrimp net or Niagara Falls in a coffee cup then we can grasp the infinity of God's reality. A one-sided focus on his Otherness reduces the Holy One to a cosmic observer, a distant outsider disengaged from the yaw and pitch of human struggle.Immanence is not the opposite of transcendence but its correlative, immanence and transcendence are two sides of the same coin, two facets of the same divine reality. Transcendence means that God cannot be [...]

By | 2014-08-18T22:34:45+00:00 July 10th, 2011|Manning, trust|0 Comments

Trust, Part Three: the waiting factor

I know that I'm in the middle of a series on "trust," but since the topic is pretty much synonymous, I decided to include this bit on "waiting." I wrote the following article for a prayer site that I've been developing:Waiting is something synonymous with being human, and something that has been a muse for my creativity for some time now. I actually wrote a song entitled “Waiting” that is on my CD Depravity, Grace and Reckless Abandon. The lyrics go:This road is dustyAnd it’s getting to my [...]

By | 2014-08-18T22:34:45+00:00 June 24th, 2011|discipleship, prayer, trust, Waiting|0 Comments

Trust, Part Two: the scars remain

The love of God is not a pastry - it is a meal. Or for that matter, perhaps it is the protein that makes up the food. While fame, money, self-reliance, or the many other things that we fill our lives with, may keep us going, they may substitute but cannot replace the building block for a healthy life. Sometimes western Christianity has a tendency to cast the vibe that the love of God is a garnish to an 'American Dream,' when it is so much more. Journeying [...]

By | 2014-08-18T22:34:45+00:00 June 22nd, 2011|Abandonment, Manning, trust|0 Comments