In the last 3 weeks, Arise has grown by 150 people, with at least 38 decisions for Christ, 41 guest units, 6 physical healings, and 2 baptisms in the Holy Spirit.
Edmund Burke once said, “Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it.”
There is such wisdom in learning from those who have gone before us. In fact, all knowledge is built on the experiences of others. The reason we have medicine is because someone before us did the work of experimenting, testing and investigating different concoctions of minerals. These people created the medicine of today.
In February my beautiful bride and I spent 12 days in Ireland for her birthday – A trip I had been planning for three years. And even with so much anticipation, it did not disappoint. The landscapes, castles, history and museums were AMAZING!
I’ve heard many people say, and I have probably been guilty of it too, that “if you don’t like what I put on my Facebook you can unfriend me anytime!” And I’ve also heard the other side; “those people who get on your nerves with their liberal or conservative or racist or hateful or _________ (fill in the blank) posts, I’m unfriending them! I don’t need to see that garbage!”
This is not a post about Colin Kaepernick, kneeling or Nike. This is just an observation about the slogan.
“Be yourself,” “chase your dreams,” and “follow your heart” seem to be the mantra of modern America. And this Nike slogan is just the next wave of agreement to the same doctrine.
If you want to build a ship, don’t summon people to buy wood, prepare tools, distribute jobs, and organize the work, rather teach them the yearning for the wide, boundless ocean. – Antione de Saint-Exupery
On March 6th, 1997 my life was forever changed. Even though I grew up in a Christian home where we regularly attended church, and even though I had encountered the Lord repeatedly throughout my childhood, it was on this clear spring night that I became part of the movement.
When traveling, Ada and I love to visit old churches. This is especially true in Europe and Israel where the churches can be over 1,000 years old. For instance, while in Ireland last year we visited at least a dozen old churches. St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Christ’s Church Cathedral where two of the famous ones. But we also visited old churches in small towns all over Ireland. The architecture, the stained glass, and the art are simply incredible.