Monthly Archives: October 2015

X marks the spot in Nashville for encouragement, healing, and hope.

Nashville’s spot for encouragement, hope, and healing! Encouragement: Allowing the heart-felt sharing of spiritual insights, releases the power and presence of the living, resurrected Jesus Christ into a group of people. Healing: –Holy Spirit– Spirit stirings In your soul, Heal … Continue reading

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A Stubborn Speaker Meets A Faithful Facilitator (Steps to Berry Street)

An advertisement for C & T Seminars kept coming across my path. It was about a training company owned by a woman named Ernie Froedge. I was a burned out preacher who greatly missed preaching (but not church politics and … Continue reading

Posted in ARC, Berry Street, burn out, burned out pastors, facilitating, facilitator, motivational speakers, Nashville, networking, public speaking, recovery, spasmodic dysphonia, support group, Vanderbilt Voice Center, writing | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Body Building / Body Life / Body Ministry

When I was in college I read Body Life, by Ray Stedman, a book about how the Bible teaches that the church should function as a body, with each member having the freedom to listening to and obey the Head — … Continue reading

Posted in 1 Peter, biblical pattern, body of Christ, Christian unity, ecclesiology, Ephesians, holy priesthood, Jesus is the Head, Koinonia, members of the body, New Testament church, pastor-teachers, priesthood of the believer, Romans 12, speaking the truth in love, spiritual gifts | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Stuck in a pit? Or fighting from a foxhole? “I’ll fight!”

Why be stuck in a pit when you can be fighting in a foxhole? A slight change of your perspective can make a world of difference in your life! Life’s not easy. There are always problems. I’m sure you are … Continue reading

Posted in a cause beyond yourself, as they do now, choice, fight the good fight of faith, I have a dream, Nashville, overcoming obstacles, Paul of Tarsus, purpose driven life, Tennessee, where there is no vision the people, While women weep, Your mission should you choose to accept it | Tagged , , , , , | 5 Comments

Christ-Controlled Church (How to move beyond human control of church meetings.)

A Sunday morning church service is a controlled environment. Often everything that happens there is planned out ahead of time and inked onto a handy program which is given to people as they enter.  People are expected to passively sit, … Continue reading

Posted in Chris Turner, church government, confession, Conquering the Game of Control, Craig Green, ecclesiology, gifts of the Spirit, Head of the church, how to, playing church, Southern Baptists, Steven J. Cole, surrender, who runs the church, William Booth, wisdom | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

Ugh * Aha * I see * O me * Sorry * U-turn * . . .

I woke up this morning with this process parading pensively through my ponderings. * Ugh! . . . Disgusted with self & circumstances & hungry for help. * Aha! . . . A shinning moment when light comes in. * … Continue reading

Posted in ABCs, Bill Bright, Bill Hybles, Billy Graham, Campus Crusade, Cru, D. James Kennedy, Ellen G. White, Evangelism Explosion, Four Spiritual Laws, how to become a Christian, religion, repentence, Roman Road, Sinner's Prayer, Steps to Christ, tracts, transformation, Walk Across The Room | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Alive inside? Experiencing the joy of internal life!

Are you alive inside? Are you experiencing the joys of internal life? Devoid of internal life, chaos resides inside and inner chaos creates chaos everywhere you go. However, when you connect with and cultivate inner life, there is an ongoing release … Continue reading

Posted in Albert Schweitzer, awe, Carrie Barton, chaos, contemplation, E. Journey, Evelyn Underhill, gratitude, Henri Frederic Amiel, intnroversion, Jesus Christ, Joyce Meyer, Kenneth Clark, Lailah Gifty Akita, Leo Tolstoy, Mark Twain, Martha Nussbaum, meaning, Paul of Tarsus, reflection, Sarah Breathnach, self-discipline, Susan Cain, Thomas Merton, W.H. Auden, William Shirer | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments