July 3, 2020

Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!  PS 46:10 ESV

For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.  Matt 18:20 ESV 


June 16, 2020

But let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!  Amos 5:24 NIV

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jer. 29:11 NIV...

May 8, 2020

Then He said, “Go out and stand on the mountain before the Lord.” And behold the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind tore into the mountains and broke the rocks in pieces before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but t...

April 3, 2020

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. Rom. 15:13 ESV

  Last week, eight participants and I returned from a ten day wilderness program in B...

April 2, 2020

(With the craziness of the Corona virus and the field portion of my doctoral project I've gotten behind on blog entries.  Here is the entry that should have posted early last month.)- JM

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also la...

February 14, 2020


Currently I am in the middle of the writing phase of the Doctor of Ministry degree in Leadership from Denver Seminary. I’m almost 4 years in to a 5 year degree program. There were times that it felt like this journey would never end, but bit by bit I’m getting...

January 1, 2020

Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation.  The old has passed away, the new has come.

2 Cor. 5:17 ESV

   This past month I volunteered at the Granite Gripper Climbing Competition at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area near Fredericksburg Texas.  In many ways...

December 18, 2019

Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him rooted and built up in Him and  established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.  Col 2:6-7

   In front of my childhood home near Phoenix, Arizona stands a...

October 29, 2019

You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You. Isaiah. 26:3 ESV

  Brother Lawrence was a simple Carmelite monk who lived in 17th century France. As a humble cook in the monastery he learned the importance of communion with God durin...

September 6, 2019

He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set  eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. Eccl. 3:11 NIV

But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is a...

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