Hot or Cold?

We have been living with an Arctic Front settled over our area bring the temperatures to around the -40C for a week. As I am writing this they are forecasting that it will warm up a bit shortly but “warm up” is a relative term. So, -25C is “warm.” Not in my understanding. It is still cold and the older I get the less I like the cold. I have always enjoyed ‘hot’ over ‘cold.’ Read more

Welcome to Your Future

God is inviting you into your future. He has been there and is inviting you to go with Him into His perfect will and divine plan for your life. He is not keeping your destination a secret. He wants you to know what it is He is calling you to be and, as a result, what He is calling you to do for Him. He is inviting – not forcing you – to walk with Him into the greatest adventure you will ever know. Yes, you will need to change. Yes, you will find it challenging at times. Yes, it will require effort and even sacrifice. Yes, it will be difficult but challenging nonetheless. And, He will guarantee that, upon arriving, you will not have even one small regret and will be sincerely glad that you said yes to His plan and purpose. Read more

Good to be Home

It is always good to come home – and I arrived back from my latest trip on Monday evening (early Tuesday morning due to delays in flights). Still catching up on life as there is always a lot that I have missed while away. I am still in the process of catching up with things that have happened at home, in my family, as well as in the church. Because I travel as much as I do to fulfill God’s plan for my life I seem to always be in “catch-up” mode. Read more

God is Constantly Moving

I am in the middle of an apostolic trip into the state of Ohio in the United States of America. I am holding behind the scenes meetings with leaders every day, working in public services on the weekends (Saturday and Sunday) and building relationships with numerous leaders in three churches as well as renewing some relationships in the Village of Butler where I am living while here – staying with my mentor and his wife. Read more

We Need a New Wineskin

Most people in the church today want to see God’s power and walk in God’s presence. They want to see more life in the church and more of God in the services of worship held in the Church. They want to see God do something new and so they are praying a biblical prayer – asking God for a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit, revival, renewal, or whatever you may be calling it. Read more

Advancing the Kingdom of God

As you read this I will have just flown into the city of Astana, Kazakhstan and, after a very few hours of sleep (emphasis on few), I have been meeting with some pastors to discuss the next two weeks of ministry here in this large nation and to listen to their hearts. Read more

There is a fresh wind of the Spirit blowing

It is late one evening, actually early morning, and I have had a full day. It has been a good day with much accomplished – family, church, and ministry. And even some time just to think and pray and muse on the last few weeks of busy ministry in California and the upcoming apostolic trip into Kazakhstan. Much to be thankful for and much to pray about regarding the coming months between now and Christmas. Looking back and looking forward – much to be thankful for and excited about. Read more

Are we ready to “go into all our world and make disciples?”

Are we ready to “go into all our world and make disciples?” Pictured here are four of about 20 young people who descended on the pastor’s house one night in the city of Glendale, California. They had come to ask questions and to fellowship; to pray and to receive prophetic words. They were hungry, they were curious, they were expectant and excited. God met them and ministered powerfully to them. He always does when someone comes into His presence expectant and with an open heart. Read more

Glendale, California

God is so amazing – seriously amazing. When His people are hungry for more of Him He feeds them. When the hearts of His people are open to Him He proves Himself loyal. He is not looking for ability – He is looking for availability. And when He finds a people who want to fulfill His will He moves powerfully, frequently, and even continuously. Read more

Vartan

This man’s name is Vartan and he is an apostle-in-training whom I mentor. He is from Iran and has a home and a ministry there. He also has a residence in Yerevan, Armenia. He recently returned to Iran to continue ministering and preaching the Gospel of the Kingdom. This is risky and dangerous in the nation of Iran. Read more