Deep Healing

HEAR the HEART of Jesus, others, yourself (JOY) and healing begins. Really hear. REAL-ly.


Really listening is absolutely the hardest thing I have ever attempted. To really hear God, others and even myself I have to humbly open my heart & mind. Every part of my life has lessons on learning to listen if I pay attention. I pray God helps me to pay attention more.

Healing Our Nation

COPY & PASTE THIS ADRESS IN YOUR BROWSER: I never, ever listen to podcasts but ... I listened to this one & then I was hooked to this superb series. I learned so much about the privilege of being white in America and gained a better sense of history so I can be part of the racial healing I believe God wants for our nation. Let me know what you think!! Episode 31: Turning the Lens (Seeing White, Part 1): Events of the past few years have turned a challenging spotlight on White people, and Whiteness, in the United States. An introduction to our series exploring what it means to be White. By: John Biewen, with special

You Know All Needs

YOU KNOW ALL NEEDS - Dietrich Bonhoeffer Lord Jesus Christ, you were poor and miserable, imprisoned and abandoned like me. You know all human needs; you stay with me when no one stands by me; you do not forget me, but look for me; you want me to know you and to come to you. Lord, I hear your call and follow. Help me! Holy Spirit, give me faith that will save me from despair and evils. Give me the love for God and other people that removes all hate and all bitterness; give me the hope that frees me from fear and despondency. Teach me to know Jesus Christ and to do his will. (I Want to Live These Days with You: A Year of Daily Devotions, p. 224).

Enlightening & Disturbing History - "Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursu

I was painfully enlightened and disturbed by our founding father's calloused, resentful, superior, and paternalistic attitudes and actions. It was disheartening to see how he tried to hide his slave catching efforts in New Hampshire so he could manage his public reputation. I also noted how the "sins of the fathers" continue to this day in attitudes of superiority, disdain, defensiveness & paternalism toward African Americans. These sins are usually subtle and very easy to justify. Ona Judge eventually came to love Jesus following her liberation from the very secular Washington family. Lord, please give us hearts that take action to defend our brothers and sisters of African descent who freq

"Thirty Days a Black Man"

I just finished reading "30 Days a Black Man" about newspaperman Ray Sprigle posing as a black man in the Jim Crow south in 1948. His series of articles following the experience prompted the first national discussion about the evils of segregation. Unfortunately the discussion only lasted about 6 months. It did, however, pave the way for the idea of segregation being a national issue. It occurred 7 years before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery bus (which marked the beginning of the modern civil rights movement). This is an excellent book that recalls this important but forgotten history-making event. Bravo Bill Steigerwald for further awakening our collec

Jesus Wants You To Be All His

"Jesus Calling" devotional from today. Dude! This is so what Jesus would say to us. "I WANT YOU TO BE ALL MINE, filled with the Light of My Presence. I gave everything for you by living as a man, then dying for your sins and living again. Hold back nothing from Me. Bring your most secret thoughts into the Light of My Love. Anything you bring to Me I transform and cleanse from darkness. I know everything about you, far more than you know of yourself. But I restrain My yearning to “fix” you, waiting instead for you to come to Me for help. Imagine the divine restraint this requires, for I have all Power in heaven and on earth. Seek My Face with a teachable spirit. Come into My Presence with tha

How Are We Doing At This?

"Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God." Romans 15:7


The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you. (Romans 16:20)


DENIAL = Don't Even Notice I am Lying. I lie to myself (deceive) about the real, honest-to-God truth. I can't help myself!!! I need people who love the Lord, know the word of God, and lovingly know me. Books, TV preachers & other "experts" don't really know me. And I don't really know them. This is the miracle of a long-term, healthy church life where people are trying to be authentic and Spirit-filled. It is the hard work of growing in God's love & truth. The prophet Obadiah says in simple words what I need to hear over and over: "The pride of your heart has deceived you..." (1:3) I need my church family & other companions in my spiritual life. Slowly Jesus is setting us free through His de


"For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do." Ephesians 2:8-10

How Best to Describe a Christian?

In view of half of Jesus' teaching, His deeds, and His words from the cross, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” (Luke 23:34) The best way to describe a Christian is: Through Jesus Christ I am forgiven and I am a forgiver.

Exhausted With Work

"YOU MAY BE EXHAUSTED WITH WORK, you may even be killing yourself working, but unless your work is interwoven with love, it is useless. To work without love is slavery." - Mother Teresa (see John 15:5 & 1 Cor. 13:1-3)

Get Your Praise On For Jesus!

"As soon as He was approaching, near the descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole crowd of the disciples began to praise God joyfully with a loud voice for all the miracles which they had seen, shouting: 'Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord; Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!' Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Him, 'Teacher, rebuke Your disciples.' But Jesus answered, 'I tell you, if these become silent, the stones will cry out!'" (Luke 19:37-40)

Remade But Not Finished Yet!

"Yet you, Lord, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand." (Isaiah 64:8) Every day I seek His presence and powerful word with others so I can surrender to His transforming hands. I'm new but not finished.

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