Faith is Believing Beyond Reason by Robert Ricciardelli

What are you believing for. Believe and watch God do what only He can do. … [Read more...]

Christmas Season Faith For Miracles by Robert Ricciardelli

Christmas will always have many more advocates than detractors. Yes it is busy, yes there may be times of wrongful focus, and yes there will be those who question the origin of the day. The key for how we will engage with this season and on this day comes down to perspective. Christmas for many is an encounter, a great encounter, and the historical reminder of God's most significant encounter with mankind. God brought Himself to the world to show us His love and to show us the way back to … [Read more...]

Do not be afraid! by Richard Dahlstrom

You can’t go anywhere in the world these days without a reason to be afraid staring you in the face.   Here in Germany, people are worried about all the money they’re giving to other parts of Europe as an attempt to hold the economic EU together.  This is taking it’s toll here in a similar way that the fears of the fiscal cliff are taking their toll in America, especially as the clock ticks and we hear nothing other than how some elements of our political system are so entrenched in their ideolog … [Read more...]

Reading Both Books for Building Better Bridges by Richard Dahlstrom

One of the things that’s most annoying about what’s come to be called “Christianity” in western civilization is its tendency to create people who are withdrawn from the real world.  This happens because of a false understanding of what “the world” means in scriptures like this one.  The result is an inherent suspicion of anything other than the Bible, “Christian” books, “Christian” music, “Christian” schools, blah blah blah. The fruit of this mindset is a group of people who are fearful and suspi … [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...]

The Dangers of Playing the Blame Game by Robert Ricciardelli

Engaging in the blame game is a waste of time. No matter what someone may have done, how much fault you find with another, and regardless of how much you want to blame them, it still does not change you. When you are looking for external reasons to explain your unhappiness or frustration you may look for others to blame. While this keeps the focus off of you, the real problem remains to be a destructive poison within you. You may succeed in making another feel guilty about something by blaming … [Read more...]

The Land of In Between by James Ryle

And He said to them, “You yourselves come apart into a deserted place, and rest a little. For those coming and those going were many, and they did not even have opportunity to eat.” (Mark 6:31, Living Bible)The Scripture tells us that the Lord called the disciples to a desert place to get some rest. They had seen great ministry prior to their desert experience. And, given what we know of the rest of the story, they went on to even greater ministry after the desert experience was fini … [Read more...]

Who Are They Anyway? by Robert Ricciardelli

We must not rely on the things that "They" say! And who are "They" anyway? So much of our lives, our choices, and our world-views are being shaped by others. The systems of this world, religion, politicians, and the media, are all trying to bend our mind to their way of thinking and their way of life. They tell us to, "Lean to the left, lean to the right, stand up, sit down, fight fight fight!" No wonder why there is so much confusion and division among us. Lies have become the truth to so many. … [Read more...]

Surrendering to the Mind of God by Robert Ricciardelli.

The western mindset continues to fail us. We have not been practically or systematically taught to see as God would have us to see. The tragic results include rationalism, secularism, and atheism on the Left and legalism, exclusivity, and cognitive rigidity on the Right. Neither is serving us well, and neither represents the grace, love, and mercy of God. Religion has been preoccupied with telling people what to know more than how to know, and telling people what to see more than how to see. We … [Read more...]

Wealth and Heirship and Envy by R.J. Rushdoony

By Rev. R.J. Rushdoony – bioOne of the most powerful, corrosive, and destructive forces in all of history is very much at work today in all the world: envy. Envy is, in terms of Biblical faith, very clearly a sin, but, in the modern age, it comes disguised as a virtue. The motive force in much of the equalitarianism of our day is not a sense of brotherhood but an envy which seeks to level all things. Envy also masks itself as a concern, very commonly, for social justice, and it lays claims to … [Read more...]


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