• THROUGH THE DESERT

    It is the beginning of Lent. Forty days – not including Sundays – that symbolize Christ’s journey into the desert wilderness, to be tested, shaped, and defined for his ministry. Likewise, this season is a time for personal reflection, prayer, confession, fasting and abstaining, a time for humility. All this and more is sought after, …

  • FASTING AND THE MIND

    “The best of all medicines are resting and fasting.” ― Benjamin Franklin The Bible talks about: a troubled mind (2 Kings 6:11) a depraved mind (1 Timothy 6:5) a sinful mind (Romans 8:7 NIV) a dull mind (2 Corinthians 3:14 NIV) a blinded mind (2 Corinthians 4:4 a corrupt mind (2 Timothy 3:8) No doubt …

  • FASTING AND THE BODY

    The Daniel Fast comes from the book of Daniel. We have two places in the book of Daniel, chapter 1 and 10 that give us the guidelines for this spiritual discipline. One is a 10 day fast, the other is 21 but both are limited to drinking only water, and eating pulse. What’s pulse? Pulse …

  • ANCIENT ART OF FASTING

    We are not accustomed to suffering. We live in a world of instant gratification; we avoid even the slightest discomfort. So when we hear someone talk about fasting, we place all sorts of assumptions that they are some health fanatic, Jesus freak, or who knows what else. But the reality is that fasting has been …