Breaking Barriers

The difference between the words "irrupt" and "erupt" are subtle in sound and definition. The former is a breaking in--suddenly, even violently at times. The latter is to break out--to burst forth like the ash, soot, and rock of a volcanic explosion. When I think about the Spirit's activity at Pentecost (Acts 2), I think [...]

Valley of Dry Bones

Ezekiel's vision opens with him walking among the ruins of a catastrophic event. You can almost feel the crackling bones beneath his feet as he's led by the Spirit to survey the desolation. The parched valley filled with dry and brittle bones strewn around him creates a picture of utter hopelessness and defeat. My imagination takes me [...]

A Word to Our Sponsors

Dear Reader, If you'd ever heard me speak, you'd know that I'm prone to a distraction or two--to a flicker of thought that causes me to laugh inside or get angry or feel sad. Consequently, I sense this subtle pull to let the audience in on the conversation. Usually (but not always; I'm only human), I [...]