Letters to the Dones…pt2

In the book 'Church Refugees' by Josh Packard, there is statistical data of those who will become spiritual refugees and Dones. It is alarming to say the least. The book takes data and tells the story, and what summarized is that almost 25 - 40% of those who are faithful builders of the Kingdom will end up as 'DONES'. They will continue to Love, Serve, and believe in God, but they are done with Church (as we know it). I have experienced the right hand o...

Letters to the Dones…pt1

Just Wow! I have contemplated, prayed, meditated over this part of my journey for several years now. I read and studied many articles, and books, some of which are: Churchless - George Barna Group, the Rise of the Nones - James Emery White, Church Refugees - Josh Packard, Exodus of the Religious Dones - Josh Packard. I have been in deep intercession for these people, because for all tense and purposes I have found my self in this place. While I believe ...

The Soul of our nation…

I am feeling our nation hasn't been this divided most likely since the civil war? I have been hearing by the Spirit that a major shift is going to take place after this election. I was talking to my wife tonight, and we were talking about the upcoming election. I have been in prayer about it for the last year. I can say I'm shocked not by what has gone on via the candidates and or from the political speeches and events; but rather I am shocked by the revel...

Naked and Not Ashamed 1

Naked and Not Ashamed 1
Some of the most profound truths that I have learned and am still learning comes from the first story in Genesis. In our spiritual journey and pursuit of our Divine I.D. this is our beginning. The book of St. Thomas, Thomas asked Jesus when will be the end and what will it look like? Jesus replied, "If you want to know the end you must first go back to the beginning, because there you will find the end." With that thought in mind I submit the thoughts...

Am I Friend Enough 2…

I have contemplated and mulled over this thought for a couple of years. This idea of becoming and being a friend is pretty special these days in the world we live in today. The definition according to the online free dictionary is: FRIEND 1. A person whom one knows, likes, and trusts. 2. A person whom one knows; an acquaintance. 3. A person with whom one is allied in a struggle or cause; a comrade. 4. One who supports, sympathizes with, or patroni...

Am I Friend Enough…

I love a girl, she is not mine by birth, but by the spirit. If I had a daughter she would be the one I would choose! Of course I know she isn't perfect, but to me she is. In God's eyes she is known as one of the 'favorites'. She has been such a friend to me and my family for about 20 years. And back in the days when everyone and their brother couldn't get away from me and my family fast enough; there she was. I think when the scriptures talk about; "the

Faith to be Made Whole 1

I know it has been a challenging week for everyone on our side of the pond. But some great wonderful things and meetings transpired for me. I have had some incredible insights to the revelation this week, and as equally saddened by all of the up-evil in our world. I shared this quote before but it is resonating in me today. “The Naked Now”, by Fr Richard Rohr,  ‘Humans tend to think because they agree or disagree with the idea of a thing, they have realis

8 Things Open Minded is NOT

8 Things Open Minded is NOT
I have had a lot experiences and thoughts about open mindedness. I am fully aware of the fear people have concerning those of us who have ventured out in uncharted waters of thought and process.  Open mindedness is not something you usually equate to religious people.  But certainly Spiritual people have learned to embrace new things, thoughts, and realities. I am pretty sure I could write books on this subject, but I will give you the cliff note version. ...

Polarization of Humanity

Polarization of Humanity
I have been contemplating the thought; humans have no patience or endurance and therefore have long left the idea of a spirituality that actually practices. Aesthetic is so vital to the experiential realm of true spirituality.  Today’s society is transforming from the idea of hearers, to feelers.  At least the pendulum is swinging back to a spirituality that has experiences along with the concepts.  St. Symeon the Theologian says that, “Only through the ex

How I became Open Minded…

How I became Open Minded…
As God has blessed me, I have lived a humble but fruitful life. I have had the  opportunity to be a part of many notable miracles, served under some mighty men and women of God. Have had great success in the Business world, but my greatest of all achievements is definitely my family and who they have become as people. I remember the night that the new Texas Stadium opened up, I think that they hosted an OU vs BYU football game, I’m not sure.  At halftime