With Eyes Wide Open

Jeff KINGDOM, Vision 1 Comment

My first surgery occurred before I was in kindergarten.  Born with a shortened muscle in one of my eyes, I had the harmless misfortune of having that one eyeball turn slightly inward toward my nose.  Simply put, I had one crossed eye.  I don’t recall walking around and running into walls or anything, but it was clearly something that had …

Stirring Up

Jeff Spiritual Growth, Vision

In seventh grade I was assigned a project, for which I had little interest, by my science teacher. She gave me two pages of instructions detailing how I was to complete a project on soil erosion. Equipped with a Polaroid instant camera I trekked about a half-mile deep into the woods behind our neighborhood, and walked along the banks of …

Firing Drake, Reuben & Gad

Jeff FAITH, Vision

When I was in the fourth grade I made up my mind that I was going to be a disk jockey when I grew up.  I had a dream of working by myself in a radio station with fat headphones on my ears and a big silver microphone in front of my mouth.  I wanted to talk and make people …

Via The Whisper

Jeff Hope, Spiritual Growth, Vision

My son sometimes leaves the cereal boxes open and puts them back in the pantry.  The tops of those boxes have to be precisely opened because, if they get torn, the little tab doesn’t fit into the slot …and the top won’t close… and air gets in… and the cereal gets stale… and dad gets irritated.  You know how that …

Welcome The Prophets

Jeff Preaching, Sundays, Vision

The world is getting louder.  Our culture is becoming bolder.  Shut our eyes as we might, it is no longer possible to honestly say that things are going to improve apart from a Holy Spirit initiated awakening in America.  Let’s hold to a semblance of integrity and call things as they are: America is in trouble, and the voices of …

The Myth Of The Foggy Mist

Jeff Vision, Worship

Most of us are able to look back to a season in our journey wherein we thought we had most everything figured out. Our answers were bold, our confidence high, our expectations certain and our dogma pronounced. We did not know it then but, looking back now, we discern that we lived with some inner swagger that proceeded from an …

Something To Sweat Over

Jeff Church Life, Vision

Twenty years ago a recently saved young man walked into a local church for the first time since he was a teenager.  He sat on the back row, profusely sweating in his nervousness, and wondered if he would be welcomed in this church or judged by the people there.  His hair was pretty long while the other men all seemed …

Encouraging Ministry Update/Prayer Request

Jeff Ministry, Vision

God blesses me inwardly to know that I have opportunity to communicate His truth to you though this website.  We have never had an agenda and I think I can say that, from TT’s inception, we have committed to doing what was right before us during whatever season we were in.  When we began the television broadcast in 2007, we …

Your Call To Swap

Jeff Sacrifice, Sundays, Vision

It is the lifetime work for all of us to do what John the Baptizer said so succinctly 2,000 years ago.  As his own ministry was fading in popularity and preeminence, John declared to those asking him why this was happening that his mission was to decrease from that point forward so that the focus on Jesus Christ might increase.  …

Exiting The Lab, Entering The Throne-Room

Jeff Church Life, General, Prayer, Vision

It is not the will of God that any of His children develop a confidence in formulas.  We are so prone to seek out objects upon which to build our confidence; our minds are hardwired to look for places to throw out life-anchors in order to experience stability in hope of perpetual comfort.  We assume certain people will always be …