Sex, Marriage, & Fairytales by Jefferson Bethke

Jeff is a friend, I am thankful for the voice God is giving him for this generation. … [Read more...]

Supernatural Victory in the Midst of Adversity by Robert Ricciardelli

“We are living in times that can cause both great fear and great opportunity. These are seasons where the faithful and wise people of God can flourish. It is not because all is peaceful or that challenges and hardships are diminishing, but these are the days that great character is forged. As we contend with difficulties, strong hearts and minds are being formed and creative new strategies for life are being birthed. Deep calls to deep and extreme necessities call upon great virtues. When … [Read more...]

Great Challenges Bring Great Opportunities by Robert Ricciardelli

We are living in times that can cause both great fear and great opportunity. These are seasons where the faithful and wise people of God can flourish. It is not because all is peaceful, or that challenges and hardships are diminishing, but these are the days that great character is forged. As we contend with difficulties, strong hearts and minds are being formed and creative new strategies for life are being birthed. Deep calls to deep and extreme necessities call upon great virtues. When minds … [Read more...]

The Power of Gratitude by Robert Ricciardelli

Gratitude releases joy and the fullness of life. We realize that what we have is enough and in our thankfulness, even more than enough. Our thankfulness allows us to accept the things we cannot change see beauty in the midst of our life's challenges. Gratitude accelerates the journey toward peace and happiness within. It expands our worldview to see God at work in the good and bad while embracing the majesty and mystery of God. No matter what is going on all around of us, there's always … [Read more...]

One Nation Under God and Above Nationalism by Robert Ricciardelli

We have just come out of a presidential election. Some Christ followers are happy, some are not, some have concern, and some continue to live in fear. I do not have a problem with concern, but I do have a problem with fear. Fear has the ability to imprison the faith and hope within us. Without faith, it is impossible to please God, and it is impossible to live in the overcoming power of the Kingdom of God within us. God is much bigger than who is in charge of our nation or any nation. Whoever is … [Read more...]

Counterfeit Gods by Jefferson Bethke

Who or what do you worship? Proper context under the One and only God in Christ. … [Read more...]

Young Boy Tells of His Glimpse of Heaven by Colton Burpo

When he was 3, Colton Burpo went to heaven during an operation on his ruptured appendix, and at now age 11, tells what he saw and heard! Click here for video … [Read more...]

Death Of Yolo by Jefferson Bethke

A tip to the oldsters: YOLO is an acronym for “You Only Live Once.” Click here for video 1) What was the inspiration for this poem? The inspiration behind this poem was just digging a little deeper into Romans 6. I realized even though we affirm the resurrection we really don’t live as if it’s true. Thinking about the fact that Jesus was really dead between the cross and the resurrection let it sink in a little more. Trying to put ourselves in the shoes of the disciples makes us … [Read more...]

Success is Not a Straight Road by Robert Ricciardelli

The road to success is not straight. There is a curb called Failure that you run over from time to time, and a loop called Confusion that you have to navigate through. There are speed bumps called Friends, red lights called Enemies, and caution lights called Family that may complicate your journey. You will have flats called jobs that can be blowout to your passion and a fog to your vision. But, if you pull out your spare called Determination and are powered by an engine called Perseverance, you … [Read more...]

Ted Haggard – Grace, Restoration, and the Birth of Saint James Church

Ted Haggard is a good friend. I am thankful for grace and watching the Lord continue to use Ted, Gayle and the rest of the Haggard family in a new way and a new work. Here is a good view to catch you up with their lives. Ted will be hosted by me on our Converging Zone Talk show as we are filming this week, 11/11/ 2012 in our San Diego studios. The interview should be released sometime in December. Click here for videoBirth of Saint James Church from Saint James Church on Vimeo. … [Read more...]


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