Overcoming Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is one of those diseases that defies reason. Otherwise healthy people suffer this debilitating condition, some over many years. While some people maintain, “It’s all in their heads,” others look for physiological reasons. The truth is it’s both. This blog won’t address the physiological side – there’s plenty of that available.…

The Real You

I remember a funny story from back in the 60s that went something like this. A young man set out to “find himself,” but everywhere he stopped – to buy gas, food or other necessities – he found a sign on the door that read: “Establishment Closed: Gone to find myself.” I think the Beatles…

Shame and Guilt: The Enemies of Joy

Do you have a guilty conscience? Do you feel shame without reason? Do you find you have little joy, even though you may know salvation through believing in Jesus Christ? If you answered yes to at least two of these questions, the stronghold of Shame Fear and Control is likely besieging you. This stronghold is…

Our Greatest Fear: The Fear of Losing

“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose” (martyred missionary Jim Elliot). “But after death — which is the cause of the Soul’s departure from Self, that is, of its losing every Self-appropriation whatever; for we never know how strongly we cling to objects until they are…

The Days of Noah

I’m not what you would call a “prophecy nut,” neither do I shy away from the truth found within the pages of the Word of God concerning “The Last Days.” To the casual observer, he or she would have to admit that we’re headed toward a climax of history. I never cease to be amazed…

Spiritual Reality or Obsession?

Watchman Nee, the well-known Chinese Christian teacher, wrote a book by this title, Spiritual Reality or Obsession, so I’m not attempting here to duplicate anything he wrote. However, after many years of seeking the Father in heaven, I can testify that many of us suffer a great deal in the throes of obsession, especially when…

Healing Our Spirit

This is the second of two blogs on the human spirit. The first one dealt with its function, and this one its need for healing.  Chapter 2 – Healing Our Spirit Cleansing the spirit The Amplified Bible’s translation of 1 Thess. 5:23, says “your spirit,” soul and body is to be sanctified.  This is simple…