Monthly Archives: September 2015

Obedience <=> O.C. Confidence <=> N.C.


I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
John 15:5 KJV

BUT . . .

Philippians 4:13 KJV

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.


1 Corinthians 1:26-28 KJV

For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called : [27] But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; [28] And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea , and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:


Or, have you come to the end of yourself?

Sound of the Spirit

Sound of the Spirit
Robin Starbuck, Ph.D.

I earnestly believe that God will sing over His creation until its culmination when there’s no longer a distinction between earth and heaven itself.

We are becoming increasingly more familiar with the construct of types and shadows; but when we extend that awareness first to the subatomic level and then recognize that God – in all His hugeness – reigns in the realm of the smallest neutron, we will better comprehend how His son, Jesus, could perform the mind-boggling miracles that he did with such ease.

Jesus spoke (sang) in human language but it was clearly from the Spirit. Plain and simple, his utterances had their counterpart – their source – in a dimension beyond our own!

Sounds that we hear actually communicate messages from above and give new meaning to the prayer language known as ‘tongues’ – a direct communion with a higher realm. So, when you ‘hear’ the wave of the Holy Spirit in your spirit, it’s time – not to freak out – but to rejoice

Filters Can Be Harmful


Robin Starbuck, Ph.D.
….. This morning, I held a brand new coffee filter in my hand and stared at it in wonder and amazement, pondering its functionality: its sheer purity and freedom from lint productibility. Coffee grounds, per se, are not for human consumption; but a cup o’ joe most certainly is – after it has been filtered through the bitter sediment. Likewise there’s a lot of stuff out there that oughtn’t be ground up and consumed by our tender, precious minds; yet we harbor many unhealthy biases in our perceptions and beliefs about God.
….. Filters can also bring major problems into our lives when they block out (filter out) wisdom and sagacious discrimination: those aforementioned pristine filters become tarnished and limp with use and misuse, kind of like reading the Bible with blinders on. Think about it for a moment and I’m sure you’ll agree that there is precious little that we can do without some preconceived notion of what’s going on. Am I right? We are so filled with surmisings, opinions, biases, judgements – our own personal perspective on how the world ought to be sliced up – that we can hardly hear the word of God thundering in our hearts!
….. Extracting these noisome filters can be a daunting undertaking: we may know the Bible fairly well, taking into account the culture and time-frame with special attention to audience relevance and yet hold fast to teachings we’ve gleaned in Sunday School. In other words, we’re just as wrong-minded as can be in our approach to hearing the Holy Spirit as we open His book!
….. We need to release our desire to figure everything out as quickly and painlessly as is humanly possible and let the Holy Spirit take over! God will teach every sincere seeker of truth in a way and time that will dazzle us and with His special touch of the miraculous! Don’t take a chance on missing out: we want Him, He wants us.
….. Let’s approach the Good Book with a renewed conviction to have our entire being shaken to the core; let’s drop off old traditional mindsets like yesterday’s newspapers! What we’re reading may have been written at least 2,000 years ago but so much has happened since then. To tell the truth, we’d have to make a concerted effort to get to the point that we can consider ourselves teachable!