Monthly Archives: March 2007

The Baptism Question

In spiritual conversations with friends and family members one question has been asked of me more than any other. Being aware that discussions of baptism have occasionally led to fractured friendships and falling-outs with family members, I’ve tried to steer … Continue reading

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Brief Sabbatical

Thank you so much for dropping by the Spiritual Oasis. If you are a regular visitor, you may have noticed that I’ve not been posting regularly of late. Lord willing, I’ll be back to full steam within a week, or … Continue reading

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Battling BUSYNESS: Choosing What it is Better

Here’s the link to my message for Sunday, March 18, 2007: Battling BUSYNESS: Choosing What it is Better In this message we explore some of the challenges we have when it comes to living for Jesus in a world where … Continue reading

Posted in Discipleship Training, Kingdom Living, LifeShapes, Podcast | 3 Comments

Announcing the SPIRITUAL OASIS Podcast

Well, after spending a brief amount of time becoming familiar with the world of Podcasting, I’m “soft-launching” the SPIRITUAL OASIS Podcast. Since there are some experienced Podcasters who frequent this domain, I would really like to hear from you. Don’t … Continue reading

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In Tribute to A Life Well Lived

Francis Louis “Junior” Montandon lived 85 years on this earth. He was married to my wife’s aunt for nearly 63 of those years. He was a loving father of three sons and one daughter. He was a hard-working farmer and … Continue reading

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Amazing Grace, the movie…

Last Sunday afternoon a small group from my home church went to see the movie, Amazing Grace. While a couple of the young people thought it was a bit “slow moving”, it was, in my estimation, utterly captivating. If you … Continue reading

Posted in Blogroll, Christian Living, Christian Missions, Missional Living, movies | 13 Comments

Spiritual Warfare

Paul usually wrote without equivocation regarding the call of God on the lives of those who wish to follow Jesus. Ephesians 5:8-11 is no exception. Here we read: For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the … Continue reading

Posted in Bible Study, Blogroll, Christian Living, Following Jesus, Kingdom Living, Podcast, Preaching Notes, Spiritual Warfare, Writing Samples | 11 Comments

Learning to Live for Jesus AND to Podcast

The past couple of weeks have been incredibly busy, with a few fabulous opportunities for Christian service and a number of unique challenges. Many friends who frequent the Spiritual Oasis have noticed that I have been a bit scarce here … Continue reading

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Wandering Sheep

She had that wild-eyed look about her as she rushed around the corner. She declared for the world to hear, “Ashley is missing!” The response from somebody standing nearby was, “What?” “Ashley is missing!” was this frantic mother’s reply as … Continue reading

Posted in Blogroll, Children, Christian Living, Christianity, Embracing Grace, Following Jesus, Grace, Kingdom Living, Writing Samples | 15 Comments