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

The Tribe of ‘ouda’ and ‘ida’

This is an excerpt I ran across from a book that I am writing. This brought back a flood of memories. I would like to encourage you with the same encouragement that I received from the experience. I hope you are strengthened in your path, and resolved to not only desire an Outcome, but rather an Opportunity to Overcome! If this is a blessing to you please share! From the Book…..I am Joseph: My father was a great man of God. He had more kindness and c...

Hearts that BURN!

Hearts that BURN!
There is an amazing description of how spiritual events take place in our lives. In Luke 24 the resurrected Christ is walking veiled to the disciples, and they did not even know HIM! They said to each other, “Didn’t our hearts burn within us as he talked with us on the road and explained the Scriptures to us?” Luke 24:32 I wonder how many times we have stood in the presence of such greatness, and not really recognize the significance until later on. I c

3 Gifts of Spiritual Guides

3 Gifts of Spiritual Guides
(From Bishop Kalistos Ware) Three gifts in particular distinguish the spiritual guide. 1. The first is insight and discernment (diakrisis), the ability to perceive intuitively the secrets of another’s heart, to understand the hidden depths of which the other does not speak and is usually unaware. The spiritual father or mother penetrates beneath the conventional gestures and subterfuges whereby we conceal our true personality from others and from ourselv...