The Miracle of Pentecost

The miracle of Pentecost was not the sound of the mighty rushing wind filling the room where the disciples were gathered waiting for the “promise of the Father.” It was not the tongues of fire that settled on each one. Nor, was their ability to speak the gospel in the languages of all the people who were visiting Jerusalem for Shavuot, the annual Feast of Harvest. Although all of these were indeed miraculous. The history-changing miracle was God’s timing.

Speaking the Truth In Love

Ever heard the phrase, “It’s not what you say, but how you say it.”? That maxim comes from Albert Mehrabian’s research based on the 7%-38%-55% rule that suggests only 7% of all communication is done through verbal communication. Most of our communication is nonverbal: the tonality of our voice, our body language, and facial expressions.

As followers of Christ, how we communicate the truth matters.

Surviving and Thriving Under Pressure!

Today, perhaps more than ever before, we feel under pressure.  The pandemic has left us feeling like a titanic weight is crushing us.  How do we survive? More important, how can we thrive under pressure? In the late 1950s and early 1960s, the United States government developed and deployed nuclear powered submarines.  The USS Thresher wasContinue reading “Surviving and Thriving Under Pressure!”

Silence and Solitude

Have you ever thought about the importance of silence and solitude in your spiritual growth and formation? I come from a tradition and culture that places a high value on being busy and doing things for God, so much so, that taking time to sit quietly and enjoy the presence of God is often neglected.Continue reading “Silence and Solitude”