No Red Tide for Gideon

Mon, 11/14/2022 - 10:09 By john
Gideon meets the Angel of the Lord.

If you attended Sunday School as a child you are most likely familiar with the story of Gideon and how, with just 300 men, he routed and destroyed an army of over 100,000 soldiers.......I say all that so that I can talk about the Red Tide we were all expecting and hoping for in this recent election. We’ve all been praying for a political change..........


Thu, 11/03/2022 - 10:32 By john
Alfred Binet, creator of the first IQ test.

This morning, I’m going to digress from my usual style of posting Christian and Bible teachings. If you’ve followed my writings for long you are likely aware that my vocational background is quite diverse. Whether it’s farming or clerking or teaching math or pastoring churches, I’ve done all those things. Today’s thoughts are birthed out of my time teaching mathematics and I’ll begin by sharing a story stemming from that part of my vocational experience......


Finding God’s Heart for Healing Part 1: Trust the Bible

Tue, 08/02/2022 - 11:08 By john

It’s been on my heart lately to address the topic of healing.  Far too many of us Christians struggle with sicknesses, diseases, and maladies of all sorts and we need the touch of our Lord to make it right.  The Bible, that book that contains the word of God where He reveals His heart to us, has a lot to say on that topic, and, for my own sake, I feel I need to once again get a good picture of how God views our earthly struggles with sickness and disease.  So, I guess my purpose for this series is to settle some things, at least a little, in my own mind and heart.  I’m interested in finding


Daniel Chapter 2 -- Nebuchadnezzar's Dream Statue

Tue, 07/19/2022 - 09:13 By john

Sorry that I took so long to get this post up.  However, as promised, here is a PDF of the notes I have taken on Daniel Chapter 2.  Those notes have been accumulating over several years.  I'm sharing them now because I've started working through the dreams and visions of the book of Daniel, seeking a deeper understanding of what the Lord showed him and what still remains to be fulfilled in our day.  Just a few minutes ago, before I started writing this post, I read through the PDF one more time.  I wanted to refresh my mind on their content before I started writing.  It struck me as I was f


Habakkuk’s Angst

Fri, 07/01/2022 - 11:37 By john

Author’s Note:  For this week’s post it was my intention to pass on to you a PDF of some notes I have taken on Daniel Chapter 2.  I’m still working on that project and, of course, it is taking longer than I would have liked.  That goal is motivated by my own search into end-time prophecy, especially considering the question of where Daniel’s “Abomination that brings Desolation” fits in with our current events.  I believe we are very close to the Lord’s return and I’m looking forward to sharing my study with you.  Hopefully, I’ll have that ready for next

Introducing Broken Leaf Ministries

Fri, 06/10/2022 - 07:11 By john

In my last post, I promised that I would share with you the vision and mission that God has given to Broken Life Ministries (BKN).  The ministry is an outgrowth of my own passion and mission.  God has been defining and fleshing out that vision over the last few years.  I've been reluctant to formalize BKN into a full-fledged organization.  It's too easy to step out in presumption rather than in faith, jumping into something with both feet while just presuming God is in it.  Presumption and faith are two different things.  So, I've held back on even considering the idea of starting

Project Ukraine -- A New Endevour

Thu, 06/02/2022 - 10:20 By john

Those of you who have read my second book, The Gift of Tongues: A Tool in the Hand of God, are probably familiar with the Broken Leaf Ministries imprint I used when publishing it.  I also used that imprint when publishing my latest book, God Revealed: Finding God in the Marriage Relationship.  That book, now live on Amazon, was also published under the Broken Leaf Ministries imprint.  Yet Br


Spiritual Warfare 101: A Foundation on which to Build

Thu, 05/05/2022 - 09:56 By john

I know a young couple who, a few years ago, lived in a housing co-op, full of duplexes, that was located in a rather pleasant spot on the edge of a mid-sized town.  They have since moved on, but they shared with us how, before they moved, there was a changeover taking place amongst the other residents of the co-op.  A number of new families had moved in and these new residents seemed to be quite unfriendly, even hostile, towards them.  Their children, in similar fashion, treated this couple’s seven-year-old badly out on the playground.  Besides being unfriendly, most of these new residents