Why Do Christians Struggle With Depression?

If following Christ means Him making all things new, bringing restoration, fulfillment, joy, wholeness, etc…why do we still get caught under these dark clouds of despair??  What’s the deal?  Quick check-up:  1)  am I surrendering to the Holy Spirit and allowing God’s nature to be produced in me (Romans 12:1-2)?  Secondly, am I doing my … More Why Do Christians Struggle With Depression?

Mental Illness: We Treat It Like A Hot Potato Instead Of A Grenade With The Pin Removed

Several high profile suicides recently have once again brought depression and chronic mental illness to the forefront, even making its way to countless pulpits across America.  Failed businesses, school bullying, broken marriages and families, emotional fatigue, PTSD, chemical imbalances, young, old, rich, poor…whatever the cause, it’s only on the rise.  And it reveals 2 things: … More Mental Illness: We Treat It Like A Hot Potato Instead Of A Grenade With The Pin Removed

Going Up Against Accusation And Slander

Since stepping down from full-time ministry, I thought I’d get a respite from the unfounded accusations that used to occur frequently.  Apparently, that was naive as the last 3 years has not shut down speculations, chatter, and outright lies.  Kinda confusing for me because I now lead quite the uneventful life.  You seriously don’t have … More Going Up Against Accusation And Slander

I Can’t Believe You Don’t Attend A Pentecostal Church!

As I sat in a converted storefront satellite church this morning, I realized that it’s Pentecost Sunday.  This is typically recognized as the birth of the Church but also the moment when Jesus baptized those in the upper room with the Holy Spirit, accompanied by mighty signs and wonders. For close to 30 years I … More I Can’t Believe You Don’t Attend A Pentecostal Church!

Election Day 2016…the moment we’ve been waiting for (or dreading…) The campaigning, mudslinging, obfuscating, pandering, slandering, backbiting, vitriol, and unfortunately even violence has led us to this point.   I’ll say, it’s been especially disconcerting wading through the caustic social media posts from fellow Christians. While I shouldn’t be surprised, I am, and even disappointed. … More

If we were as excited about prayer meetings as we were about Star Wars

As expected, Star Wars Episode 7:  The Force Awakens generated a media frenzy, finally picking up the action 3 decades after Return of the Jedi.  All the hype didn’t leave fans disappointed as they braved the cold for midnight showings, even viewing the blockbuster multiple times. For others, it could be the deluge of superhero … More If we were as excited about prayer meetings as we were about Star Wars