Reflections from the Man in the Mirror by Robert Ricciardelli

We are all living in a fast-paced, hard driven, "make it happen" world. I have operated in this world for most of my life outside of a Kingdom worldview, even as a Christ follower. By the grace of God, the Lord took me out of the Matrix several years ago and I was able to see the world’s systems for what they were, the good, the bad, and the ugly within them. Through continued trials and errors, Father firmly establishes my faith and my view in Him alone.  I desire to see what He sees, hear the s … [Read more...]

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 minds b … [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...]

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...]

Death Of Yolo by Jefferson Bethke

A tip to the oldsters: YOLO is an acronym for “You Only Live Once.”Click here for video1) 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 realize just … [Read more...]

Set Your Heart Ablaze and Your Heart at Rest by Robert Ricciardelli

We may spend our days doing some good in the world. We may find ourselves as contributors to our family friends and community. We may be passionate in our devotions and activities and still feel miserable. We may have accomplished much in life in the name of God and country, but still wind up empty. Go after a relationship with God and you will begin to experience the real and the right side of life. Nothing can set our hearts ablaze and our hearts at rest but an authentic relationship with … [Read more...]

Your Maker, Your Lover, and Your Keeper by Robert Ricciardelli

Everything that exists draws its being from God's love. Each of us exist today because of these three three truths, God made us, God loves us, and God keeps us. God made us in His image and likeness. As we acknowledge Him in all that we do, His image and likeness manifests through our lives in amazing ways. He also loves us, believes in us, and forever is with us and for us. We can trust that His love remains regardless of our performance and even beyond our participation in His plans and … [Read more...]

Politics and Governments Cannot Shake the Unshakable by Robert Ricciardelli

We have a Kingdom beyond the low level realm and focus of politics and what earthly government might do for us. Jesus paid little attention to government or politics. Caesar was one of the most evil leaders on earth that put people into extreme bondage. Jesus simply said, give to Caesar what is Caesar's, and and give to God what is His, your very lives. In other words, Jesus said, "I have another dimension to live in, come with me above the noise, confusion, fear, and division." Get out of the … [Read more...]

Vision: The Father of Restraint by Marc Brisebois

Where there is no vision the people perish (Proverbs 29:18)The New International Version shares this verse a little differently saying, ‘Where there is no revelation, people cast off restraint’. Vision is the father of restraint. It gives one the power to bring under control the usual need for short-term gratification. The one able to see the end from the beginning can endure far more than the one who lives in the moment. This is of particular importance as it pertains to trials. When we lack v … [Read more...]


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