Entries by ralph

The Chewing Gum Approach

Ever had someone be critical of something you have said or done? Are you breathing? Of course you have. Every person alive has had a criticism of one sort or another TODAY! So, what do you do when someone criticizes you? Well most of us first determine if the criticism was justified – and, if […]

I Can Fly!!

“How does one become a beautiful butterfly?… You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar.” Trina Paulus How does one become a beautiful Christian who enables others to see Jesus? You must want to be so different and want it so much that you are willing […]

Stay Inside the Box, Darn You Anyways

A follow-up to yesterday’s “A Great Tattoo…” In his book “Living Your Strengths” Donald O. Clifton (the author) states: “From a very young age we are taught to be ‘well rounded.’ Our ticket to our teachers’ approval is to soften our sharp edges, to become smooth and well rounded.” According to Clifton, however, what we’re […]

A Great Tattoo

The great theologian Dr. Seuss once said: “Be who you are because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind” That is good advice. Too often we are swayed by public opinion, peer pressure, current trends, friends and family, television and the mass media to be who we are not. In fact, […]

A Chip Off the Old Block

From the very beginning, God has always had a plan, and it’s to make you and me more like Jesus Christ, His Son. His plan is to develop in us the very character traits of Jesus Christ, His Son. He wants us to have a family resemblance when we arrive in Heaven. He wants us […]

What Are You Waiting For?

On my late night walks recently I have been focusing my thoughts on the Church and what I believe is happening or about to happen. Here is what I think is taking place. God is preparing His Church for a tremendous harvest of souls as a revival is going to sweep the world and bring […]

Fast Forward – Summer Bible Journey #5

The Bible you are reading – surveying for the summer – was written by about 40 men who engaged in writing it during a period of about 1600 years dating from 1500 B.C. (B.C.E.) to about 100 A.D. (C.E.). These men wrote as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. 2 Peter 1:21 For prophecy […]

The Three Stooges – Part Three

The third thing that hits us – as Christians and Church people – between the eyes is CHARACTER. Three things – Compromise, Carnality and CHARACTER. When we are talking about CHARACTER we are talking about heart. The foundation for all successful leaders and believers arises out of the heart. Regretfully, it is here that we […]

The Three Stooges – Part Two

The first of the three dangers for the Church today was COMPROMISE (see The Three Stooges – Part One). Leaders in the Church tend to compromise in three main areas – sex, salvation, and the Scriptures. The second “stooge” is CARNALITY. This is probably the main reason why Churches are not growing and new people […]

It is Time To Stand Up and Become Involved

Over the past five years the number of young people (ages 25 to 35) being called out prophetically into the five-fold ministry of apostle, prophet, evangelist, pastor and teacher has been increasing dramatically. God is getting His Church prepared for something great – and I believe it is a tremendous harvest of lost souls as […]