Houses of Prayer

One of our colleagues at Capturing Courage, is preparing to head off on an overland road and ministry journey within his own country. The preparation for this, in a nutshell, has been two years of struggling, then rejoicing, turned towards the Lord. At Capturing Courage, the year 2020 began with severe difficulties. The early monthsContinue reading “Houses of Prayer”

Some Background Story

The Lord is bringing our thinking down to the core of hospitality as the primary movement at House of Prayer. We have been recalling what the Lord does from this place of abiding, resting, inviting, and making space for God. There has been swaths of movement from the Holy Spirit all through our decade ofContinue reading “Some Background Story”

Clarity & Heart

There is this thing the Lord does through me that I have known about for nearly twenty years now. I do not recall how I realized this but it is an old familiar understanding and has become a solid part of the strategy of God through my life.  The Lord tells me where to goContinue reading “Clarity & Heart”

Vancouver Island – West

I am in Tofino this morning. Finally, after six weeks of camping we have left the east coast of Vancouver Island and made it to the west.  But I did take a final tour of the town that stood out to me. See Last Post. I also called the number on the rental sign. TheContinue reading “Vancouver Island – West”

Home & Ministry Base :: Canada

A House of Prayer. It was Monday. I was driving to my destination. Nearly there but I took a small detour. The name of a town and place I’d not yet explored caught my attention. With only a few minutes off of the main road I found myself in a quaint community. I drove around.Continue reading “Home & Ministry Base :: Canada”

Ancient Wells of the Spirit

I heard the Lord speak this to my spirit last fall. I’d been hearing that a future House of Prayer was to be on Vancouver Island. And then perceived, ‘On an ancient well of the Spirit.’ Now, I grew up baptist. And even though I am pretty charismatic today I don’t run in prophetic orContinue reading “Ancient Wells of the Spirit”

Different Kinds of Rules

It’s been a good week. On Wednesday we drove north to Campbell River and to a nearby provincial campsite. All reservable sites were taken but there were first-come-first-served sites were a possibility. We found a beautiful spot at the base of a hill covered by majestic firs and maples; with trunks big as two folksContinue reading “Different Kinds of Rules”

To the Island

It is interesting that direction can also be by process of elimination. We boarded the ferry early Saturday morning. Arriving, we drove to our destination, a beautiful little campsite on the edge of a river. The remainder of our first day was spent setting up tent, establishing the location of the washroom, perusing and choosingContinue reading “To the Island”