Building Relationships

“There is no beauty in domination. Control is a cheap substitute for partnership.”   Anna Blake  Relationships matter!  We have shared before some principles taught in an equine coaching program that offer solid wisdom for our human connections.  In a relationship: If it’s not good for both, it’s not good for either. A healthy relationship … More Building Relationships

Be A GATE!

The Gate to see God is being: Genuine.  Accepting.  Transparent.  Encouraging. Genuine: Real with God and others.  Pat phrases are not what get us through life! Accepting:  God meets us where we are at but loves us too much to leave us there.  Accepting doesn’t mean there are no ‘rules,’ it means walking alongside until … More Be A GATE!

Divinely Designed & Equipped

Individual Design Intuitively we recognize differences in people.  We see natural tendencies, areas of giftedness and weaknesses.  Education, experience and personality traits shape designs.  In the Church we speak of ‘spiritual gifts,’ understanding that Scripture is clear God gives gifts to His children.  Typically the passages of scripture discussing gifts are taught as a partial listing of … More Divinely Designed & Equipped

Restoring life!

Vines invaded my fig tree this year.  They choked the life out of some branches and devastated the crop of fruit.  I’ve battled these vines for three years…this year they were mad.  It seems that every year they have come back stronger.  Truth be told, I was afraid of them.  Someone told they were poison … More Restoring life!

Glory Glimpse: Misjudging Jesus, the Nazarene

Our human tendency is to hear and see that which promises pleasure: preferring power to persecution is human self-preservation. It is comfortable for us to be blind to Truth when it does not fit our plans and pre-conceived ideas. Our Jesus, the Nazarene, calls us to seek the Father’s perspective and His acceptance above all else. Jesus of Nazareth reminds us that God’s ways our not our ways.

Just as man erroneously judged the village of Nazareth, so, too, man mis-judges Jesus. As Isaiah prophesied of the coming Messiah, Jesus was ‘despised and rejected of men’. The plans of man have no room for suffering. Yet, God chose Nazareth as the hometown of the Savior because rejection of the world is the path to acceptance of God. … More Glory Glimpse: Misjudging Jesus, the Nazarene