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...

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...

July 12, 2016

When I sat down to write something for this month’s Patria Newsletter, I was initially inclined to share about the wonderful things God did while Elisa and I were in Hong Kong.  While I fully intend to share some of that, I immediately felt the Lord prompt me to take t...

March 8, 2016

Intercessory prayer is perhaps one of the most important types of prayer that a believer can engage in, particularly when used as most frequently illustrated in scripture on behalf of our fellow members of the Body of Christ.  By definition, intercessory prayer is “a p...

January 12, 2016

A new year has arrived and with it new opportunities.  It seems as though the season of time between the Jewish New Year and our own is often filled with tests, trials and challenges, yet it seems that it is those very tests that lead to advancement in this season.  As...

November 11, 2015

Throughout the land prophetic voices are releasing words that either directly or indirectly indicate that a time of judgment is upon us.  In some cases, these voices are declaring loudly and clearly a message that can only be perceived as doom and gloom.  In other case...

October 9, 2015

We live in a world that seeks to conform us to its image, while scripture teaches us that we are to be transformed into the image of Christ.  The process of overcoming the expectations of our culture begins with presenting ourselves as a living sacrifice.  (Romans 12:1...

August 1, 2015

I was recently reminded of a saying an old friend of mine loved to share – “You can be a man of faith and power or a man of paste and flower.”  I used to consider the first to be self-apparent, but the latter to be a bit confusing.  Over time I have come to understand...

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