Entries by ralph

Houston, we have a problem

June’s edition of Charisma Magazine has a “survey says” section. They list the results of a Barna Survey and then ask you to go on line and comment, giving your views. The poll is on tithing. This will start a family feud. Only 11% of Pentecostal/charismatic Christians (born again, Spirit-filled believers) tithe. Rubbing salt into […]

Hide and Seek

Often the believer feels like God is hiding and we need to seek Him. It’s a spiritual game of hide and seek. However, this is really not the reality of the situation. Before you met God – God was not lost – we were. We didn’t seek Him – He came seeking and saving the […]

Oh, what a night!

I have been back from California 24 hours and am sitting writing this in the quiet of my study next to the ministry office. It is good to be home. I am always amazed at what God does. I mean seriously amazed. He is awesome to say the least. Two 12 hour days in airports […]

The birthing of an apostle

I have spent 4 days coming to know a man and his family. Jeff and Tammy Bills are the senior leaders of Woodlands Assembly of God Church in Woodlands, California. The Holy Spirit led me to come and simply hang-out with this senior pastor and his family. So, I came and hung out with them […]

And the wait goes on…

I’m sitting in Sacramento International Airport waiting for the flight to board that will take me to Minniapolis. Almost an hour wait so time to write. The check-in was, as I feared, electronic. However, with the help of a very kind Northwest employee I managed to get through the check-in with proper boarding passes and […]

Zippadee Do Da

Travel day according to my web site calendar. When you travel from place to place you wake up in the morning and usually have two immediate questions – “Where am I”? (what city or town am I in) and “What day is it”? At times, everything runs together. I think it is because all the […]

Just One of Those Days

As the old song goes: “It was just one of those days – just one of those marvellous days…” It has been a full day. Emails over first two cups of coffee. An early morning walk while I ate my apple for breakfast. A prayer meeting at 9:00 a.m., worship service at 10:30 a.m. and […]

A Day in the Life of…

Finished my first of three days in northern California. I love being in the United States. There is a spiritual freedom, freshness, and a sense of life here that does not exist anywhere in Canada, my home nation. In Canada we are under a strong spirit of apathy and lethargy. People just don’t get excited […]

Sleepless in Seattle

Well really I am in Sacramento, California and not Seattle. Well, to be more exact I am in Woodlands which is 20 minutes from Sacramento. Arrived from Regina via Minneapolis tonight at 11:00 p.m. California time, 12:00 midnight Regina time and 1:00 a.m. Minneapolis time. Any way you shake it I have taken 12 hours […]

Great Airport But…

Well, the Minneapolis International Airport is as it was the last time I flew through here “ big and busy.’ Walked around to get the kinks out of the old body. Flight from Regina to here was short but very turbulent so my underlining and highlighting of the book I am reading is somewhat messy. […]