“The turning of the mind upward is half the battle. We cannot expect it to reflect that toward which it does not turn.” — Charles H. Spurgeon Thinking this morning on Colossians 3 about keeping our focus on God. It is so hard in this world of entertainment and escapism to find a focus that keeps us heavenward. It is in this heavenward focus that we must rule over our imaginations, emotions, thoughts, feelings, ideas, and actions. A Christian is to see everything, including these passing earthly things, against the backdrop…read more
Speaking to … …to the heart of the Child of God. …to the state of the heart of the wicked.
Rev. Stephen Bowie and Rev. Julane Nease were at City Hall today (Thursday) to present a check for $500 from Northwest Neighbors, Inc. to go toward the purchase of body-worn cameras for the police department. The Mayor and two Deputy Assistant Chiefs were present. The goal of Northwest Neighbors, Inc. is to create a more abundant life for people living in the northwest quadrant of the city. We participate in conversations about health care, the availability of public (library) and private (grocery store) businesses, education (YMCA and Good Shepherd…read more
There are five “finish lines” in the All.America program. This is the finish line of Compassion that at a preliminary meeting of MissionHOPE and AllRockford.org
I was recently musing over a request in a pastors forum for books on Revival. I never did quite determine if it was a history of revivals that the pastor was looking for but what happened as people started listing titles and Authors… and then I noticed something. Almost all the titles being offered were “why revival doesn’t come.” books. Why doesn’t revival happen in America? Why don’t we see another great revival again? Well to begin with, no one repents any more. Revival starts with repentance. 2 Corinthians…read more
Here are some of the images and quotations I made this month.