From that time on Jesus began to explain to his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things at the hands of the elders, chief priests and teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and on the third day be raised to life.Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. "Never, … [Read more...] about The Other Voices–Part Three: Final Thoughts (for now)
"You're not from here, are you?"I get that a lot. After living in Northwest Ohio the first twenty-eight years of my life, my speech patterns and pronunciations reveal that I am clearly not from Kentucky.I don't have a southern accent.I say "you guys" instead of "y'all."I pronounce "time" with two … [Read more...] about The Other Voices: Part Two
One of the most common frustrations I hear people express about hearing God's voice is this:"How am I supposed to know if this is God's voice or just me?"Admit it, you're hearing many voices, aren't you? All the time, probably.Some are loud.Some are demanding.Some are familiar.Some tell us things we … [Read more...] about The Other Voices: Part One
Hello to all in Blogger Land! This will just be a quick post to let you know that the Cooper home is without electricity for four days running. It seems that Hurricane Ike, after devastating Texas and the surrounding area, decided to make a comeback in Louisville on Sunday, with 75 mph gusts, … [Read more...] about Lessons Learned in the Dark
On June 16, 1978, the highest grossing movie of that year was released. This motion picture would go on to receive five Golden Globe nominations, while it's soundtrack alone, along with several of it's singles, would sail to number one all over the world.It would also go on to make two moderately … [Read more...] about In Awe–Part II
"Be careful to obey all these regulations I am giving you, so that it may always go well with you and your children after you, because you will be doing what is good and right in the eyes of the LORD your God." Deut 12:28My little Elijah has had a rough couple days. He's earned for himself a lot of … [Read more...] about In Awe–Part 1
In case you haven't picked up on this, hearing God's voice is sort of a passion of mine. I long to hear Him clearly and often.Unobstructed.Unhindered.Undoubtedly, unquestionably God.Every time I hear Him, it stokes these fires all the more. I'm simply blown away that the God of the universe...the … [Read more...] about When God Speaks Through Other People, Part Five: Practical Application
"do not treat prophecies with contempt. Test everything. Hold on to the good. Avoid every kind of evil. May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The one who calls you is … [Read more...] about When God Speaks Through Other People, Part Four: Or is it????
OK. I know I said I wouldn't deviate from the theme of this blog (hearing God's voice, in case you're just tuning in)...but let's be honest, hearing God's voice can be a heavy topic. I think it's good every once in a while to take a break from the deep theology, and laugh a little. If you know me … [Read more...] about Why Can’t I Keep up With These Kids?
The next day Moses took his place to judge the people. People were standing before him all day long, from morning to night. When Moses' father-in-law saw all that he was doing for the people, he said, "What's going on here? Why are you doing all this, and all by yourself, letting everybody line up … [Read more...] about When God Speaks Through Other People, Part Three: Nine Practical Lessons