by Bernie Leslie I have always loved the music and ministry of Casting Crowns. I believe there is an anointing on them to reach hearts and souls for Jesus. I had the privilege of attending one of their concerts here in Michigan in 2005. What a blessing to be able to worship with several thousand people. I felt like I experienced a little of what Heaven will be like. I got to be the coordinator to recruit helpers for the Casting Crowns Fall Tour. I was able to offer the opportunity to attend the concert and actually meet Mark Hall. … Continue reading →
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. . . continued from previous post . . . Quality Accountability Accountability partnerships need to go deeper than a simple review of Internet reports. True accountability means helping others to walk in the light, coming alongside them in the process. We help each other to walk in the light by (1) giving each other the tools to dive deep into the hidden motives of our fractured hearts, (2) using our two greatest weapons in warfare together (the Word and prayer), and (3) challenging each other to eliminate all pretense that continually fools us and others to our true condition. … Continue reading →
I wanted to comment again on blogger Boaz. While I don’t agree with some of his ideas, there are many points that Boaz makes that are worth reading. One in particular stands out to me. In his “tips for combating internet pornography” he says, “Your actions should arise out of the principle of doing what is right because it is a part of your inner being, not because someone tells you what the right thing is to do.” This is so true. It is more important who you are than what you do. In the Bible, God certainly calls certain … Continue reading →
. . . continued from previous post . . . The Power of Shame Shame gets a lot of bad press today, and for good reason. Chronic shame that accepts no comfort and no forgiveness from God when He offers it is a real problem. But shame has positive counterparts. Sometimes shame refers to the painful emotions felt when we are conscious of our guilt—this is internal shame and when it is produced by the Holy Spirit, it is life-transforming. Paul refers to the godly sorrow and grief that produces real repentance: “For God can use sorrow in our lives … Continue reading →