You DO Have What It Takes…If…

Most of us know that our world is a mess. Politics…violence…poverty…disease…racism… There are no shortage of ‘issues’ to weigh us down and overwhelm us. It can leave us thinking that there’s nothing we can do, individually. On the one hand, that’s correct. After all, one single person choosing to live differently is a ‘drop inContinue reading “You DO Have What It Takes…If…”

“Do Something!”

This weekend was a tragic one in the US. Two mass shootings–in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, have left 29 killed, scores injured, and all of us traumatized on some level. During a speech in Dayton yesterday by a local politician, she was shouted down by people in the crowd chanting “DO Something”! ItContinue reading ““Do Something!””

Doctrines of Demons?

1 Timothy 4:1 (New American Standard Version): “But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons…” Doctrines of Demons? That’s pretty harsh–pretty ‘out there’, isn’t it? I mean, sure…some will teach things that you or I may disagree with.Continue reading “Doctrines of Demons?”

Creativity for the Creator

Notre Dame–that beautiful, ornate cathedral that was severely burned this week–was a beautiful testament to a bygone era. Construction on that amazing building was started in 1163 and took almost 200 years to complete! For perspective, that means that Notre Dame Cathedral has been standing for about 400 more years that the United States ofContinue reading “Creativity for the Creator”

The Church On Fire

Yesterday in Paris the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral burned… People from all over the world watched as the spire with ‘the bells of Notre Dame’ fell. Some mourned, some cried, some prayed and some sang. There were those who mourned for the building–an 800-year-old structure that seemed to be one of the most recognizable andContinue reading “The Church On Fire”

Take the Faith Step…

Have you ever noticed in your life of faith, that God will call you to ‘step out in faith’ before He comes through? That really is be design. After all, as Hebrews 1:6 says, “Without faith it is impossible to please Him, for anyone who comes to Him must first believe that He exists, andContinue reading “Take the Faith Step…”

Dream: Flirting With Demons

Flirting with Demons     3/18/19 I’ve told you before that I have VERY vivid and detailed dreams. Oftentimes they seem to be trivial and interesting, but inconsequential. Not last night! I dreamed that two friends and I (I don’t recognize their faces, but knew they were friends) and I were hanging out in a part ofContinue reading “Dream: Flirting With Demons”

Dream #2: Judge Not?

Judge Not…3/14/19 As I stated yesterday, I have VIVID, detailed dreams. The night before last I had 2…I described one in this post: https://pastordajo.com/2019/03/14/two-dreams-1-sparrow-and-spider/. Here’s my second one: In my dream I was at church, talking with a group of people after the service in the lobby. One of the young men—a high schooler—began toContinue reading “Dream #2: Judge Not?”

Two Dreams: 1) Sparrow and Spider

When I have dreams, I have VIVID, movie-quality dreams. These things are crazy in their color, detail. Last night I had (at least) 2 very vivid dreams. Let me tell you about the first one: The Birds and the Spider. At the end, go ahead…try your hand at ‘the meaning’ behind the dream. Sparrow andContinue reading “Two Dreams: 1) Sparrow and Spider”

I Want, I Deserve, I Need, I DEMAND!

Maybe you’ve noticed. Over the past several years, a mindset has taken hold. This mindset is becoming pervasive in our culture. The speed at which it is spreading is breathtaking, but in many ways, it’s as old as humanity. It is a mindset that says ‘I want…’. It’s a philosophy which encourages the individual toContinue reading “I Want, I Deserve, I Need, I DEMAND!”