April 1, 2019

In our hallway hangs a four part cartoon by English artist Simon Drew. In it four pigs chorus.

Q What do we want?

A Procrastination

Q When do we want it?

A Next week!

We bought this years ago as we love Simon Drew’s quirky and perceptive approach. Little did we suspect...

March 5, 2019

The study of the spirit of humans and the Spirit of the Lord. Spirit is the part of who we are that came directly from the ‘nostrils,’ or ‘lips’ of God to humans. Gods formed Adam from the dust of the ground, like a potter would form clay. Then unlike the rest of creat...

February 4, 2019

Like most of you, Gary and I are working hard this year to stay on track with what God has for us. We have been inspired by a quote from leadership Expert Simon Sinek

"Optimism is the ability to focus on where we're going. Not where we're coming from."

It’s not that we w...

January 8, 2019

In 2002 Rick Warren published one of the most successful Christian books of all time.  The Purpose Driven Life had sold over 30 Million copies by 2007.  While I do not challenge the impact that this best seller has had on the average Christian’s understanding of the fi...

October 27, 2017

Last year, while processing the loss of our dear friend, Scott Evelyn, the Lord began to speak to Elisa and I about connecting to The Pinnacle in a deeper way.  For those who are unaware, The Pinnacle is a mountain in New Hampshire that was given to John Paul Jackson m...

October 2, 2017

With the coming of Rosh Hashanah we have passed from the Hebrew year 5777 to the Hebrew year 5778.  It is time to ask what God has in store for you next?  What is this new season that you have entered into and what can you expect from it?  This is a time to reflect on...

August 14, 2017

“I am the light of the world”. This quote from John Chapter 8:12 is the opening statement of the late John Paul Jackson’s ‘Declarative Prayer’ some of which is reproduced below. When I first read these words many years ago, I was shocked. I was shocked because I knew,...

August 1, 2017

   

  In the Amish community, the buggies arrive at daybreak.   An experienced carpenter is put in charge and assigns men their tasks.  Meanwhile the women prepare a noon meal, usually served outdoors.  The children play games and run errands.  But they also h...

November 29, 2016

While it is not our purpose to lift up a man, it is appropriate that we recognize the impact that Scott Evelyn had on so many of us both here at Patria Ministries and through Streams Ministries.  Scott was a modern day mystic and pushed the edges of most of our abiliti...

August 2, 2016

Take a look around in the world today and you will notice change… whether positive change or negative change. It is a part of life on earth and a part of our spiritual lives. I am reminded of a simple but profound book that I read as a part of my career work in the edu...

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