Category Archives: spiritual awakening

Row v. Flow (Religion or Holy Spirit)

Row v. Flow Should we dutifully row to a droning drumbeat in the galley ship of religion? Or freely flow in rushing rivers of living water released by the Holy Spirit? Put Jesus in the driver’s seat. Learn to go … Continue reading

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Hope that will heal your hurting heart . . .

Hope healed my hurting heart My heart was filled With stinging things Thorns and thistles, Entangling vines, Biting bugs, snakes and rats, Gnawing on my soul With torment and trauma And inner drama Day and night. And then one day … Continue reading

Posted in broken heart, deliverance, deliverance ministry, demons, depression, discouragement, drive out demons, freedom in Christ, God's love, healing, heart care, inner healing, inner peace, inner rivers, inward change, overcoming depression, perfect love casts out fear, radical love, rivers of living water, spiritual awakening, spiritual growth, spiritual transformation, the way the truth the life, transformation, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Hooray for Christ-chasing church hoppers

Church hoppers get a bad rap. When I google “church hoppers” most of the articles about them are critical. Why do I cheer for Christ-chasing church hoppers? Christ-chasing church hoppers are spiritually hungry. They have a vision and a desire … Continue reading

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Icons transport me beyond church

Icons in my favorite church building transport me beyond church. It’s an Orthodox church near Franklin, Tennessee. Icons are images dedicated, set apart, and anointed to reflect the glory of the living, resurrected Jesus Christ. Icons, unlike ordinary religious art, … Continue reading

Posted in Christ the Head of the church, Christian history, church, church government, church in decline, Eastern Orthodox churches, ekklesia, Greek Orthodox Church, move of God, organic church, organized religion, Pentecost, revival, revival history, spiritual awakening, Tennessee, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

God dropped two burning books in my lap.

A retired Nazarene preacher called me and wanted to donate his personal library of 9 big boxes of books. How could I say no? So this week I picked up two of those hundreds of books. Bang! They shook my … Continue reading

Posted in Beyond Church, Bible type revival, Christian books, ekklesia, house church, Is the church failing?, Let The Church Be The Church, Martin Lloyd-Jones, organic church, Raymond C. Ortlund, revival, revival fires, simple church, spiritual awakening, Steve Simms, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Riding the tide of God’s grace (an acrostic)

-An acrostic for GRACE– Gathering Reciprocally As Christ’s Ekklesia –Grace releases revival and spiritual awakening by allowing us the blood-bought privilege to ride the tide of Christ’s amazing presence. It allows us to freely experience His mercy, forgiveness, and love, in … Continue reading

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New Sculpture In East Nashville

East Nashville’s McFerrin Park Neighborhood has a new sculpture — a cross with a heart of fire. The sculpture was created by Fred Major of Fred Major Galleries. It was installed on the front lawn of The Salvation Army Berry … Continue reading

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