Creative Living

Dear People Who Keep Company With God, While in the UK, we toured one of Britain’s national treasures, The Bridge Cottage. It is the childhood home of the artist, John Constable. His paintings are among the most popular and valuable in all of British art. What I found interesting were excerpts from some of his [...]

Uniquely You

Dear People Who Keep Company With God, You have heard young aspiring athletes say, “I want to be like Mike”, speaking of Michael Jordan.  In my early days as a believer, my dream was to be like Apollos. Now a certain Jew named Apollos, born at Alexandria, an eloquent man and mighty in the Scriptures, [...]

Discover Your Purpose

Dear People Who Keep Company With God, You are not an accident. God designed you with a purpose and gave your life significance (Eccl. 3:11). God also created you to live in the freedom, joy, and holiness of His design. He wants us to enjoy the fullness of his design. Yet, so often we struggle [...]

The Identity Paradox

Dear People Who Keep Company With God, One of the things I have been learning for years now is how to perceive what the Holy Spirit is doing in most circumstances and settings I may find myself in. To do this, you have to be fairly confident in being your real self, while at the [...]

Heaven’s Filling Station

Dear People Who Keep Company With God,  I’ve had two dreams and a vision that were in the setting of 1960’s era gas stations. Growing up we called them filling stations. I think that is key to understanding what the Holy Spirit is saying. In one of the dreams, there was a group of people gathered [...]

Immigrants

Dear People Who Keep Company With God, In 2007, I had a dream that has never left my heart. In the dream, I was in a church meeting that was made up of immigrants. The pastor abruptly left the church service and went to the mall, leaving Becky and myself to minister to the immigrants. [...]

Leadership Essentials

Dear People Who Keep Company With God, I have been in leadership either in the church or the business arena for over 30 years now. Before I became a full-time pastor, I worked in the engineering and construction industry. I was a Senior Engineer, responsible for the engineering and design budget and schedule for multi-million [...]

Spiritual Fathers and Mothers

Dear People Who Keep Company With God, If you are part of the older generation, take heart. Your most fruitful and blessed time is in front of you. Many in my generation and older were touched mightily by God years ago. We are like Joshua and Caleb, who declared that with God’s help they would [...]

It Takes A Church

Dear People Who Keep Company With God, Regardless of what we think, feel, or believe about the place same-sex marriage has in the United States, we now live in the reality that it is legal. The government has re-defined marriage as it pertains to the laws of our nation.  The ruling has the potential to [...]

Nothing But Love

Dear People Who Keep Company With God, Twenty years ago, I walked into a bookstore and I was drawn to a book titled, Too Great a Temptation: The Seductive Power of America’s Super Church, by Joel Gregory. It was a little odd because it was totally outside of my church world. It was about the [...]