Thinking about the Apostles Creed… and the beautiful line: “I believe in the communion of the saints…” I love that line and I believe that line. I’m convinced that even when it is the saints who hurt or misunderstand you the Spirit will use the saints to heal and help you… “I believe in the […]
Sunday evening I returned from camp. One of the Bethel faithful was on his death-bed so before I came home I drove to see him. He lives in the beautiful countryside northeast of the church. On the drive out to his house the road was lined with banks of Tiger Lilies blossoming, bending forward, waving […]
I’m at Camp Barakel preparing my heart to preach to young men in the woods tonight and thinking about the power of loving God to drive out of our lives illegitimate things and this thought occurred to me. Peter said that fleshly lust war against our souls. I’m at war. The young men I deeply […]
Last weekend it was my privilidge to speak at a Men’s Retreat at Grace Adventures near Pentwater, Michigan on the west Michigan lakeshore. I drove up alone in Grenfell. I spent the weekend in a nice A-frame cabin of my own. It was a great weekend. The chapel was full of enthusiastic men ready to […]
Sitting in the student center at grad school I was getting to know a new friend. We drank coffee and talked about our families. He slid a picture of his wife across the table. “She is lovely,” I said. He must have sensed that required an explanation. “Here is how I see it,” he said. […]
Red Jeep Journal
April 3, 2017
George is getting ready to go on the road—George is the name of my Red Jeep, but that is a story for another day. He got an oil-change and we checked his fluids and aired his tires. I even spent some time in prayer over him, asking God to extend his life and bless the miles he will carry me to bless people. While I pray these days two things in particular preoccupy my mind. Where will I speak—and who will be on the team?