Charlie Van Dyke
By Mike Wade

“You are a child of the devil and an enemy of everything that is right! You are full of all kinds of deceit and trickery.” A frustrated parent talking through clenched teeth trying to keep their kid quiet in a restaurant? Probably not what the author of Acts had in mind but kids can make you feel that way sometimes. The Gospel of Mat... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
Letting Go
Posted July 22, 2014 by Charlie Van Dyke in Meditations
Letting Go into God
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

To Western or comfortable people, surrender and letting go sounds like losing. But it’s actually accessing a deeper, broader sense of the self, which is already whole, already content, already filled with abundant life. This is the part of you that has always loved God and said “Yes” to God. It’s the part... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
Tiffany Fletcher

Every time a trial comes to me or my family, I think of the words from the Bible in Psalms 46:10, “Be still and know that I am God,” and I am often comforted. Sometimes, though, I wonder just what it means to be still and what exactly I need to do to make that happen.

When we face difficulties in our life that would make it seem ... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
Show Up & Be You
Posted May 12, 2014 by Charlie Van Dyke in Meditations
By Lee Papier

This is your life, it is real and it is definitely not a dress rehearsal. This is it. This moment is all you have. Are you giving it your best?
It does not matter what your situation is. It does not matter what you finances are, your age, sex, religion, nationality, etc. All that matters is your heart, what you want to create an... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
What Is Unseen
Posted April 24, 2014 by Charlie Van Dyke in Meditations
By Mike Wade

Percy Sledge sang the original version of “When a Man Loves a Woman.” The story goes that he was heartbroken after his girlfriend left him. That night when he went on stage he started improvising what would become the lyrics to his biggest hit. “Lovin’ eyes can never see” he sang. And ain’t THAT the truth!

Reminds me of the way ... read more
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