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Oppressed? Depressed?

(click Source for all) When battles rage in the heavenlies you and I may feel oppressed and depressed. This may not be about us but about the battle. If we can discern this it may help us to not crash in confusing defeat. Daniel tells us about such a battle and how it...

The Alongside Guide & Jesus

(Click “source” for full post) Below are four teachings found in John’s Gospel (St. John) by Jesus about the One who has arrived to live in us and continue Jesus’ own earthly relationship in and with and through us: John 14:16 And I will ask...

Group of Three, then Four

(Click “source” for all) Me: I love my time with you all (Papa Father, Lord Jesus, and Holy Spirit: God). How do you want me to spend it? God: On us! LOL! We like hanging out with you and we have plenty of time to do so. Me: Okay. I will spend this time...

Ugly is only skin-deep!

“Old men will dream dreams” Acts 2:17 My (John Parker’s) Dream today: The four-inch-long light-brown beetles (in my hand or a small bag) and I barged in on a church board meeting to get volunteers to care for the beetles. Enthusiastically, I appealed for them to...

Peace Battles?

I woke up a couple of times Saturday morning feeling relaxed and “strangely” happy. I don’t know why. Most mornings I’m tense—in a spiritual battle—fighting off deceitful messages of fear and failure. (By the way, it’s now Sunday, and I again awoke more relaxed and...

Contentment is Catchable

(click “Source” for full post) Paul of Tarsus writes: “Actually, I don’t have a sense of needing anything personally. I’ve learned by now to be quite content whatever my circumstances.” (Philippians 4:11, The Message) Sense of needing anything...