Love + Incarnational = Transformation

I stopped by my Grand Mother's house today to pick up some flowers she wanted us to have.  Granny Hobbs is 91 now and for as long as I can remember she has given everything away.  My daughter asked me, "Why is she giving us that stuff?" Well she also included a case of Yoohoo, Sunny D and cookies.  I told my daughter, "Granny Hobbs came into this world with nothing and she will leave with nothing", [...]

By | 2017-03-20T08:35:51+00:00 May 18th, 2010|Holy Spirit, Love, Mission, Relationships, Spirituality, TLM Blog|0 Comments

Grace and Freedom in Christ…

For those of you who are a part of The Dwelling Place, here is a great short message by Francis Chan on Freedom in Christ and Grace. [youtube=] Francis Chan: "Grace, Grace, Grace"  (This and other massages at

By | 2017-03-20T08:35:51+00:00 April 26th, 2010|Discipleship, Holy Spirit, Love, Spirituality, TLM Blog|0 Comments

Simple Church – putting a number on it…

Ever feel like you are the only one? Simple Church, Organic Church or House Church is no longer thought of as some fringe, obscure or illegitimate expression of the Church made up of hippies and those too strange to belong to traditional christian churches.  Let me take that back... some of us are strange.  However, there is a longing amongst many believers today for something more than the status quo, more than church attendance.  There is a growing desire [...]

Forgive them for they know not…

"Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you."  Hebrews 13:17 Having lunch today with my wife at TGI Friday's, (great salad by the way) I was deeply saddened and angered as I sat by two older women.  One of them was speaking with great [...]

By | 2017-03-20T08:35:53+00:00 November 9th, 2009|Church, Love, TLM Blog|2 Comments

The Vision and The Journey…

Not all journeys begin with a vision, but every vision is the beginning of a journey.  As I mentioned in my last post, I am talking about something that originated from the heart of God, not the desires of man.  We have all felt strong desires and placing them in beautifully crafted words and called them a vision.  Church leaders are notorious for this , the proof being captured in many churches' three part vision statements.  [...]