Life is not without struggle and we are easily burdened with its pressures. Often we have more than enough on our plate on a daily basis and we are weary from the load we carry. It is precisely to us in our battle-worn condition that Yeshua (Jesus) extends the… Read moreBLUEPRINT FOR SHALOM (Peace, Health and Prosperity)
Before we awake each morning, our day is already set. The day unfolds like a steeplechase course with hazards and barriers. Circumstances test our wit and our grit. People cross our path. Some encourage or assist and propel us forward in the race. Others impede our progress with distraction or… Read more5 STEPS TO MAKE PEACE WITH YOUR LIFE
What do YOU do with the empty spaces in your life? The less-than-satisfying relationships, unfulfilled dreams, disappointments, lost hope, despair. Left empty, these spaces create a quagmire of alienation and depression. Filled with the wrong “stuff”, they become the seedbed of frustration, stress and various forms of self-destruction. … Read moreHOW DO YOU FILL THE EMPTY SPACES?
His question was sincere and to the point, “How do I access the eternal realities of life?” Jesus’ answer shook him to the core. “Sell everything. Give the money to the poor. Come follow Me.” The young man counted the cost, turned and walked away sorrowful. Therein lies the… Read moreTHE TRAGEDY OF THE RICH YOUNG RULER
Shalom finds anchor in trust—unshakeable, unmovable, bedrock trust. But in our highly transient and disposable world, who can you trust? There are days when pressures and circumstances reach ‘category 5 hurricane’ level (that’s Ivan in Jamaica  and Katrina in New Orleans ). Sustained winds and imminent destruction summon every… Read moreWHO CAN YOU TRUST?
Life today is characterized by stress. Is shalom in the midst of turbulence and stress really possible, or is it merely a wonderful but impossible ideal? Three searching questions must be asked if an ideal like shalom, a promise documented in the Bible, is to become flesh-and-blood reality. 1. Do… Read moreSHALOM – FROM PROMISE to REALITY