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Fellowship at the Ranch

It’s difficult for us. We have such a childlike limited view of time and space; we don’t understand and can’t comprehend the vastness of our universe. The sheer distances involved in interstellar space are seen more through science fiction than science. The entertainment industry has offered us “Beam me up, Scotty,” and “wormholes” for space…

Fellowship at the Ranch

Contentment is an interesting word, a much sought goal and a seldom activated emotion. It is also a word which apparently has many meanings, so many in fact, that it seems almost subjective to each individual human life. One dictionary defines contentment as “a state of happiness and satisfaction.” Another says it is “the state…

Fellowship at the Ranch – April 2015

Jim Wilkins The implications of an empty tomb from a human perspective are always based in the individual person’s perception of reality. The implications of the same event from a divine perspective are always based in what is real. Do you see the difference? The Roman soldiers that guarded the tomb were in fear for…

Fellowship at the Ranch – March 2015

Consider the nose. That protuberance from the middle of one’s face housing ventilation called nostrils, which admit and exhale the air we breathe bringing oxygen and life into our respiratory system. This fixture of prominence contains specialized cells responsible for smelling, while the hairs within serve as a filtration system against large foreign particles entering…

Fellowship at the Ranch – February 2015

“One of these days,” the old saying goes, that infamous trite, of favor and woes, “I’ll this or I’ll that,” whether it’s my “ship will come in” or “I’ll get rid of this fat!” January comes, and February follows, then slowly but surely the promises hollow. The doldrums return, the vision almost lost, humans fail…

Fellowship at the Ranch – January 2015

Jim Wilkins 2015 has arrived and with it newness. A blank slate, an untouched chalk board, an unpainted canvas awaits you. What do you imagine this new year will bring? Image, imagine, and imagination look and sound as though they are synonyms. One only needs to “google” the word “imagine” to understand the vast difference.…

Fellowship at the Ranch – December 2014

The original promise given to the ancient Father figure Abraham was, “I will make you into a great nation, I will bless you… and all the peoples on earth will be blessed through you.” I suggest this ancient promise is being fulfilled literally throughout the world this Christmas. Think about it. Virtually every country in…

Fellowship at the Ranch – November 2014

Jim Wilkins Sometimes we escape the whole concept of Thanksgiving using the same fervor with which we have commercially extorted Christmas. We use the word “thanksgiving” as a euphemism for a whole day of gathering the family clan together to eat, drink and be merry watching football from dawn to dusk. Only in America where…

Fellowship at the Ranch – October 2014

Jim Wilkins Meditation is an often abused or misused word. In the search engine BING before all the links associated with the word is this definition: “the action or practice of meditating;” then it lists synonyms: “contemplation, thought, thinking, musing, pondering” and more. I found this odd because other meditation techniques of a mystical nature…

Fellowship at the Ranch

“Don’t lose your head,” in essence, once meant “to not have control of your emotions.” It could also mean “to become confused or overly emotional about someone or something.” Today the world is still in shock with the release of a video documenting the beheading of reporter James Foley. ISIS or ISIL, depending on which…