Van Gogh's depiction of exhausted peasant couple. Poem inspired by Jason Upton music. There was a season not that long ago, When joy rained down and laughter flowed; A fullness and feasts of fellowship and fun, Rare does one know soon that harvest is gone; Bounty and blessing fade as winter falls, The winter season with its icy nights and … [Read More...] about SEASONS
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Mike Rakes is a pastor, educator, prophet, and author, who—along with his wife, Darla—serves the body of Christ and has a passion to share the love of God with everyone. Mike has a heart for communicating to American culture about a God in which so many have lost faith. He believes in making theology practical and understandable for every person. For years, Mike delivers prophetic words to people everywhere he goes. He believes that once a person experiences the love of God and hears what God really thinks about them, it changes everything. Both he and Darla have dedicated their lives to listen to the voice of God and follow wherever He leads.
Now the lone tree is bare standing on the frozen earth, There is no song bird there and nothing to give birth, No rabbit seen only bare tree and fields, silent while waiting on eternity to rise. Whitney your life is still teaching us - even during this dark winter without you. (Mike Rakes 2020) … [Read More...] about The Lone Tree
When it comes to a Visitation we can see that Jesus whole life was a Visitation for us. Christ did not arrive unannounced (because he was The Promise) but he came uninvited, and from the start, no one could find room for him at all. There was no room for Christ in the earth because the earth (humanity) had already constructed a system, a way of living, a human structure … [Read More...] about Home is not where the heart is; instead home is Jesus inside you!
I was on an airplane recently when I encountered a woman just a few years from retirement who, not knowing who I was told me that she was proud to say she had raised her kids to have no faith at all. She said, “I was raised by divorced parents, one Methodist, and the other Episcopalian and by the time I was a teenager I was done with church, god, and all the rest of … [Read More...] about Jaded