The Empty Chair The chair sat empty no voice heard, Only silence from the corner, With no sound from God’s song bird. A broken heart, oh the deepness of this loss, The mind squeezes the silence where life, Song, and joy once told. Now uncertainty and fear grip the room, Only most have moved on far from … [Read More...] about A Poem for Wit
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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.
The ruins of the oldest church in Crete is the Basilica of Agios Titos, at Gortys which was the seat of the first bishops of the Cretan Church (Observations in 2012) At the entrance to our un-gated community rests a large and beautiful pond that some might call a small lake. It's simply stunning with seven healthy white ducks who roam the edges allowing eating the … [Read More...] about 24sixchurch: Can you see it?
Many today struggle to understand the vandalism and even worse acts that are showing up on our social media feeds and in the news. I am too. And it is certainly ok to be upset about it. I fear that things will worsen, and we must pray for those in law enforcement more than we ever have. The underground frustration in the triad is tremendous, and I expect to see protests … [Read More...] about We See It Too!
Postmodernism, Pluralism, and Pneumiotics: Three major influences on the Spirit-empowered church Dr. Mike Rakes Abstract The impact of culture on the local church in America has been an on-going topic of conversation among those in church leadership positions for nearly three decades. The mainstream American church at the grass roots is not whole and lacks an … [Read More...] about Pneumiotics: Church Leaders Only