Today begins a new offering to the Lord and to you. It will be an irregular sacrifice called:
The Fire of His Presence
It’s the result of a lot of prayer, repentance, and deep cleansing from the Holy Spirit. Actually, at this point, I am merely recognizing how much cleansing still needs to be done in this 41-year-old believer. Since the Lord called me out of my drugged stupor January 15, 1974 it has been a wild ride. He’s accomplished a lot.
But in many ways, He’s accomplished more in me over the past few years than he did in the first four decades. Minnesota 2005-2015 has been another wilderness experience for me, much like West Virginia was in 1978-80, New Mexico was in 1983-91. As you can see, stubborn that I am, it’s taken a little longer each time [because, of course, I thought I was in good shape].
Presenting yourself as a living sacrifice
“I urge you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy, and acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service of worship.” Romans 12:1 MEV
Silly me! I thought I’d been doing that. But then a sacrifice dies, and my old man was still kicking and screaming. So, I’ve been asking the Lord to kill it off completely. More and more I want to be a tool in His hand (the Master builder/carpenter/craftsman/Creator).
So in the coming days, weeks, months, and years, I intend to share what He’s doing. I hope you’ll come along for the ride.
A list of posts: Newest to Oldest
Terry wrote me and gave me a chance to read and review, Billy Graham, A Biography Of America’s Greatest Evangelist. This Billy Graham biography details the chronological events in Billy’s life. We get to see how God was able to use him … Continue reading →
Yes, I tried again—painful. Traditionally published Christian fiction is in trouble. Relevancy and popularity trumps spirituality in almost all cases. It’s confusing. Why do they bother with the Christian? I’m afraid it’s that nominal Christians and non-believers are comforted by … Continue reading →
The Kalymbrian Chronicles books one and two give us a solid American fantasy coupled with an excellent coming of age tale. A teenage boy is summoned, made king, and married in one momentous day. How does he deal with that? … Continue reading →
The coming of age fantasy Refugees offers a highly inventive world that can be a bit disconcerting. After all, the three main characters are a humanized duck, flying squirrel, and armadillo. But the suspension of disbelief comes quickly. The blurb … Continue reading →
I just read an excellent romance in The Divine Space Pirates dystopian science fiction fantasy by C.S. Johnson. It is dystopian, reads like an epic fantasy, while it’s clearly science fiction—with a nicely done romance. It’s not nearly as strong as … Continue reading →
First Release Tales of Mighty Men with Book 1, Invasion released today, April 20, 2017. Here you meet Deborah “Stones” Jackson for the first time as Mexico prepares to invade the southwestern states of the USA. It sounds like a … Continue reading →
I just finished Tabitha, spirit-filled romance by Vikki Kestell. Of course, I don’t like romances or historical tales, but I actually enjoyed this book. It’s the first of a series of stories about women talked about in her 8-book A Prairie Heritage … Continue reading →
OK! The title’s for SEO. But, Stealthy Redemptive Fiction works well for reality when it’s Vikki Kestell’s Nanostealth series. I’ve read Book 1, Stealthy Steps, or book 2, Stealth Power. Book 3 comes forth June 2. It’s hard to wait. The Nanostealth Series Book 1 started a … Continue reading →
One of the things I’ve been following is a youtube subscription by Daniel McCay called the Jeans and a Tshirt Jesus teaching series. He’s been offering solid teachings you might find helpful. He’s just talking out of his kitchen, so don’t expect … Continue reading →
One of the difficulties of Christian fiction is Romans 8:28. “All things work to the good…” Happy endings edify, if you tell Truth. Life is hard, right? Our task is to tell a compelling story while dealing wih these Truths. … Continue reading →