When I find myself revisiting the valley of the shadow of death and making mental mud pies in the pit, the mind of my “flesh” tells me I'm in Enemy territory. The Spirit of Truth reminds me, "The light shines in the darkness."
"You're name is NOT Jeremy!" the large, black man shouted into my ear with his thick Caribbean accent. His hands were heavy on my shoulders as he stood over me as I sat helplessly in a chair in a dim-lit room. "Your true name is Jeremiah! You are the weeping prophet!" he continued in his … Continue reading The Weeping Pastor
I'm reposting this in light of recent conversation in our Heaven LifeCourse about the nature of heaven and hell, freedom of choice, being 'given over' to the destructive consequences of sin, and how we are daily becoming creatures more fit for heaven and hell. -JB _________ This post is in memory of Robin Williams and a … Continue reading Cabin 16: The Neighbor’s Well
I recently preached a message from Psalm 126 which mentions "going out weeping" and "sowing in tears." I used that message to encourage those of us who may be battling depression or facing difficult times to keep on "sowing" and "planting" even when you don't feel like it, or when you don't see immediate results. … Continue reading Sowing in Tears
Bethel Campus On this week of my 30th birthday I am sharing some personal journal entries that provide a window into the trials and triumphs I faced during the decade of my tumultuous 20s. I had my share of days where anxiety over the future and insecurities over the person I was becoming brought … Continue reading 30th Birthday Reflections: New Anxieties & New Peace