Top Ten ways…


From the Vineyards ministries Cutting Edge magazine for church planters.

Winter 1998

By Steve Sjogren

Top ten ways to know your in a bad church.

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Appalachian Sound


Sound, Water, and Light are of the most powerful and profound things of this world. Anyone of these can build or destroy. And sometimes one opens the door for all so that they may dance together.

Through the sound of the words, “Let there be Light” Light was invited over the threshold to our world so that water now rested on the Earth.

Heavenly sounds played by human fingers can bring the invitation of Light deep within us so that the Father may overshadow the well of our souls with peace.

Deep thinking (unspoken words) can give birth to wisdom in such places.

The late Rich Mullins once said Continue reading

A Little Light


If you have ever read the back cover of one of my books you will notice that I describe myself as a person who likes good food. This is something I fully accredit or blame on my wife the Foodie. Because of her ability to taste the finer points of food, I now find myself noticing the quality of products more and more. The long-term effect of this is, of course as I grow older is the unwelcome extra pounds that are now part of my life.

My wife has now had the experience of being a professional chef. Her finely honed food skills over the last few years have cooked for groups well over 500 people at times. And trust me, my waistline has only benefited from Chef Kathy’s growing skills. Continue reading