The Sky is Falling!


Do you remember the Chicken Littlechildren’s story called Chicken Little? An acorn falls on Chicken Little’s head. She becomes afraid and tells her friends, who follow her. On and on the story goes, gathering a larger and larger crowd that must get to the King to inform him that the world is ending.

When the crowd makes it to the king, they exclaim loudly, “The sky is falling, the sky is falling!” But, the wise king reassures the crowd that what seemed like the end of the world was just an acorn falling on Chicken Little’s head.


Chicken Little overreacted to what she didn’t understand. Her mind immediately went to the worst case scenario.  That’s what fear does. When fear takes over, the ability to use reason and logic stop working. Collective fear is even worse. It’s fear on steroids.

As Chicken Little verbalized her fears, others given to fear gathered around her. They supported her and went with her to the King. Isn’t it interesting that no one questioned her?  They blindly accepted what she said.

7 Steps to Stay Calm

  1. Use the Word of God; the scriptures admonish us over and over to not be afraid. It comes down to what you allow your mind to dwell on. Philippians 4:8 gives instructions;Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” Don’t allow your mind to dwell on things you can’t control.
  2. Take control; Fear a powerful force. Fear paralyzes. As the world and everything in it go south, we must train ourselves not to overreact. I always practice and say under my breath something I learned from Dr. Kenneth E. Hagin, “I refuse to get upset over anything.”
  3. Don’t ride piggyback; it is up to you to control your mind. Just because someone else is afraid doesn’t mean you have to be.
  4. Fools judge too quickly; when you hear something, remember there are two sides to every story. Don’t draw conclusions quickly. Proverbs tells us that a fool judges a matter before hearing both sides.
  5. Haters love to hate; the world loves to hate. Hate is a strong emotion. Strong emotions feel good. Fear unites people around a cause, even if the cause is wrong. Chicken Little is out there, fear-mongering, trying to get you to fear. Don’t get caught up in emotion and lose the ability to think clearly and reason objectively.
  6. God’s plans are good; many people follow Chicken Little’s example of anxiety and over-exaggerated tension. Worry is thinking about what might go wrong before it happens. Some circumstances are beyond your control, but you don’t have to be a world-class worrier. Jeremiah 33:3 says, “I know the plans I have for you. They are for good, and not for evil to give you a future and a hope.” Change your thinking. It will change your life.

How then, shall we pray?

prayingIn case you haven’t been paying attention, the last several months have been a whirlwind of political activity with mudslinging reaching new depths.

I kept pondering, “How much can the Body of Christ change through prayer, and how much cannot be changed because we are nearing the end of the age?” Four days ago the Lord directed me to Matthew 24.

  1. Based on the description of the last-day events, it appears we are still in the season of  “birth pains” as described in verses 4-7.
  2. Because we have seen the fulfillment of several of the indicators, keeping with the birth analogy, we have moved into the transition stage of birth which is a very intense time of labor just before the birth in verses 9-14.
  3. While persecution and martyrdom are part of the end-time package, it won’t affect the entire body of Christ. (vs 9)

Here is the exciting part!

Then I read verse 14 and everything became clear. “And this gospel of the Kingdom will be preached in the WHOLE WORLD as a testimony to all nations and then the end will come.

4. The end of the age cannot be over because this scripture has not been fulfilled. Until the whole world has a chance to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ, this era cannot come to and end.

5. In 1 Timothy 2:2, we are to pray for our leaders that we may lead a quiet and peaceful life and that the Gospel will go forth unhindered. 

6. The propaganda and hate against the church increased under the Obama administration and threatens to grow even worse under the Clinton administration.  The church’s best days lie just ahead. No man is big enough to stop Gods plan.

7. Some would ask, “If evil is going to take over, what then should we be doing?” According to verse 45-46, we should continue with all the forms of good we are already engaged in. We must continue until Jesus returns.


In this last week before the election, we will see the undoing of the Clinton machine. Why? For the sake of the Gospel. As we pray 1 Timothy 2:2, we will see the mercy of God upon our nation because his ways are higher than our ways.

Over Spiritualizing

From the dawn of time, people have been drawn to the supernatural. It carries a certain fascination about it.  But, I must admit, I am very wary when a person tells me, God told them something several times within the first few minutes we meet.  Don’t get me wrong. I believe God does lead, guide and speak to people all the time. But, how can you have a discussion if that is the way someone processes everything that way?

We would do well to follow Paul’s example. “It seems to me” is a phrase he often used. It leaves room for the possibility that he may be wrong or the plan may need some adjusting. It indicates an openness and teachable spirit. It is true in prayer as well. Stay open and teachable. God can use that quality.


Christ at Home

Christianity Begins at Home
“The greatest influence on a child’s life is their parents; what they do, how they act, and what they say. A few short years after they are born, they will leave for a life of their own, and they will either be following God or they will not.”

Deuteronomy 4:9 warns us to be careful and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them slip from your heart as long as you live. It goes on to say, “Teach them to your children and to their children after them.” If the word of God warns us to watch ourselves closely so as to not let truth slip from us or our children, then that means that it is possible for this to happen.

A friend told his story just a few days ago that neither he, nor his children attend church anymore. They saw some things that bothered them in the church they attended, got offended and slowly, over a period of years found them no longer involved in church or sadly, the things of God.


Verse 10 continues with further instruction: Assemble the people before me to hear my words so that they may learn to revere me as long as they live in the land and may teach these words to their children. The primary responsibility to carry the word to the next generation is the parents.

But this scripture reveals another responsibility to all generations that follow: all the people are to be assembled in a group setting. In these group settings, according to the Word, the children need to be taught just as the adults are. Children will receive more if they are taught at their own level. One wouldn’t expect an eight year old to perform calculus. Similarly, eight year olds need the Word of God broken down to a level they can understand.

(Excerpt from The Secret Door)

Be Still

Take time to be still
Take time to be still

Be still and know that I am Lord”

It dawned on me one day that it takes work to be still and often we are not very good at it. We flutter about with all kinds of busyness-from Facebook to exercising that keep us more than busy. But, God is not like McDonalds-Have it your way. No, it’s his way or no way.

When we take time to become quiet in his presence, we can hear what the Spirit of God is saying to our spirits. It is not that He isn’t communicating. It is us who were are not positioned to hear. In his presence is where answers come-where understanding and revelation come.

Suddenly a scripture will be illuminated to you. Blurry things become sharp and clear. Slow down and take time with God. You will be glad you did.