Articles from Darrel Hofland's Sacred Spaces

Sacred Spaces 499 – A Quiet Life

There is something so appealing about this verse from 1 Thessalonians 4: 11 “…and to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life: You should mind your own business and work with your hands, just as we told you” There are too many people,  too many Christians who are in other people’s business.  We’re […]

Sacred Spaces 498 – The “Quiet” Disciples

I read this passage the other day: Jesus called his twelve disciples together and gave them authority to cast out evil[a] spirits and to heal every kind of disease and illness. 2 Here are the names of the twelve apostles: First, Simon (also called Peter), then Andrew (Peter’s brother), James (son of Zebedee), John (James’s brother), […]

Sacred Spaces 497 – You are and things are what you “think” … so…

Change your thoughts!!! How often are we crippled by our own thought-life? And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. (Philippians 4: 8 Now that’s quite a […]

Sacred Spaces 496 – Raw Worship

I confess this past Sunday I was a coward. (I lacked the confidence to lead worship in our church.  It would have been just me and my guitar.  But I “heard the voices” from the past of Christian folk who said “I can’t sing” and “I can’t keep a rhythm” – isn’t it funny… how […]

Sacred Spaces – A floating axe head & no sound

I came across this verse from Alive to God this morning.  And I have to share it: From 2 Kings 6.  An unusual encounter.  A great story.  Axe heads don’t float.  But with God, all sorts of things are possible.  Perhaps you are facing a seemingly impossible situation.  Take heart.  God can make axe heads float… So […]

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