Change my World


Where is Holiness?

 

Why is it so rare in your children’s house?

Have they not seen the growing dark?

The blood on the road?

 

Must we always walk about with Logs in our eyes.

Logs make a poor substitute eye glasses.

For they are meant for houses.

 

I have seen the folly of the big names.

And the carelessness of the smaller few.

If we point at them, we risk smacking them with Logs of our own eye.

 

But we can not remain silent.

With fallen logs, Heaven must now direct our eyes.

 

Perhaps the days of Lindisfarne must be renewed.

Islands of Holiness, a refuge to be renewed.

 

For the lost, hurt and lonely travelers of this old cold sea.

With a kiss of Holiness, setting apart the church to be renewed.

Could Iona have been so bad?

 

Sending out its emissaries with the power to change a world.

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What will the Lord do?


 

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  Unfortunately, we have had many decades now of a watered-down understanding of God. Many people try to divorce God’s Old Testament actions from Jesus New Testament actions. Now there can be many reasons for this like Bad teaching, Pollyanna attitude, denominational bias the list goes on and on.

  Some people who lean very heavy on the Grace side of things go so far as to never acknowledge Jesus’s more “harder” saying or even read the book of Revelation. Thereby creating an unhealthy view of God himself. Part of this is bad teaching and part of it is the failure of the modern prophetic movement to add corrections as needed.

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Good by to Goshen


How do you pick up the threads of an old life? How do you go on, when in your heart you begin to understand… there is no going back. Frodo Baggins; The Return of the King.

There is a lot of wisdom in what Tolkien wrote and I have thought of this comment many times over the last few years. It rings like a voice on the wind in the corners of my mind as I reflect on the fifteen year road I have taken that has brought me to this place.

Fifteen years ago my wife and I were raising dairy goats, had a garden around two acres in size. We got our years firewood from the forest and had a small prophetic ministry that later became a church. At that time, due to the spiritual climate of the area we lived. The Lord led me to join MorningStar’s Fellowship of Ministries. Continue reading

To all the Old Roads


To All the old Roads

For a person who is planning on at least trying to make a living off of words. I find it a struggle some days to put together the words to describe the last several years of my life. After many years of being remotely connected to this thin lifeline during hard times. My mind now plays tricks on me as I wonder how much was real and how much was an illusion. Now after a decade and a half of this adventure with a third of it being on staff, a lot has happened, too much to document. But still, I wonder about the value of it all.

The first two-thirds of this saga I gladly defended the ministry as I lived in two different locations in the west. Read nearly all they ever printed and learned many valuable things. To me, it was a “breath of fresh air” compared to the rest of the church at large. Powerful, strong and moving forward in the things of the spirit. It did really seem to my mind to be the strong wall the Lord was raising up in this age.

So I pursued this, gladly without hesitation. Not that all I had experienced before this was somehow wrong, I mean, I have attended several John Wimber meetings, experience a Vineyard church plant and the music of Rich Mullins had introduced me to The Ragamuffin Gospel. So with what I had now found in MorningStar, I seriously felt like I had found something that took off where the teaching and experiences of the Vineyard had changed after Wimber died.

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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.

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Whatcom Co. Prophetic


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Whatcom Co. Prophetic, R.A. Foster

Took a wonderful vacation this year. Drove across the United States visiting, taking pictures and generally enjoying life, that is except for unplanned $1600 repair bill in Casper for our exhaust system. Another story for another day.

  A long time ago we lived in Washington state, in fact, we grew up in the state and watched many changes take place.

  A little backstory first. Continue reading

The Divided Mind of a Nation


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The Divided Mind of a Nation – Robert Foster.

I think it was Martin Luther King jr. Who said something to the effect of; “America has a schizophrenic personality.”

As time marches on and I grow older. I see more and more every day just how schizophrenic, not only America has become. But also the world.

There is now, hardly a subject out there that is not “powder keg” to someone. And to make it worse, it’s become obvious to many Americans that certain groups are working very hard to keep it that way.

If you’re a person who like to see that everything is getting better and better. Then much of the violence and actions of the world do not make sense to you.

If you are the type of person who see devils and angry monsters around every rock. Then everything dangerous and you feel the need to stockpile and hide everything for the end of the world. Continue reading

Fireroad in the Last Days


FireroadJust a little bit over fifteen years ago, a story started that I have slowly and carefully watched. For the most part, I have shared this story with only a few people. I have carefully observed, waiting to see if what I am looking at continues to unfold the way I think it might.

Now, once I start talking about this, someone, somewhere will at least start saying in the back of their mind, “where’s your evidence?”

So I will include a few links here and there, but not everything. Simply because I don’t want to overload you, the readers of this article. And I also assume if you want to know more, then you know how to do some research yourself. Continue reading

Wood Heat and the Prophetic


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Wood Heat and the Prophetic

By Robert Foster

 Growing up our first wood heating system in Washington State was a fireplace. After several very cold winters, Dad removed the fireplace and bought a wood stove. I never really understood what took Dad so long to finally give up his fireplace. Now after moving to the South and seeing that fireplaces are everywhere I think I finally understand it was a part of his heritage in Arkansas. For myself, I can understand the draw of a fireplace, you see the fire and get the benefit of some of the warmth. However, I have also owned regular wood stoves and I have also owned modern wood cook stoves. I enjoy the look and feel of a fireplace, but love the heat and efficiency of a quality wood stove. Continue reading