Offense: A Spiritual Octopus

Offense! It's a word that we have either experienced or seen others go through it. It's a hot topic word as it seems more and more individuals are going through battles of being offended. Whether it is being offended over politics, religion, freedom, protest, choices, etc., the list is long with so many dealing with being offended on some level. To understand more about how offense works against individuals who have a relationship with Jesus, I began to consider how the mindset of offense works. That's when I saw an Octopus. Yep, I know it sounds strange, but it was the image that first came to me. I began to see how Offense operates like the arms and the legs of an octopus. Offense has the

The Pruning Hook is at Hand

Recently, I had a unique dream that I found myself disturbed but then quickly encouraged by. In the dream, I saw a land that I was not familiar with. It had large fields filled with massive trees that were perfectly aligned in rows. The land had rolling hills instead of being on a flat terrain or mountainous range. The fields of trees went on and on as far as I could see. They were larger than normal trees with fruit on the extended branches. The fruit wasn't necessarily what I would recognize but in the dream I felt like I knew what each one was representing. I didn't go through the rolling hills collecting any of the fruit that I was seeing. Rather I found myself amazed at the sight of the

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