2nd Talk

“Incline not my heart to any evil thing, to practice wicked works with men that work iniquity; and let me not eat of their dainties.” (Psalm 141:4) Wow! What an incredible verse for those of us who work with the addicted or who realize the constant need of walking in the Spirit desiring not to […]

How Can I Fear?

by Benjamin Burks on May 15, 2013 · 0 comments

2 Timothy 1:6-10, “Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.  (7)  For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.  (8)  Be not thou therefore […]

Earth Day or Sunday?

by Benjamin Burks on April 24, 2013 · 3 comments

I can remember the year 1982 more than other years.  I was only a teen and it was the year of Knight Rider; the first CD player; Epcot opened at Disney World and I was there to experience it and the Magic Kingdom for the first time.  It was during this visit that Disney held […]

A True Friend

by Benjamin Burks on April 10, 2013 · 3 comments

“And Jonathan, Saul’s son, arose and went to David into the wood, and strengthened his hand in God” (1 Samuel 23:16). I remember a statement from my freshmen year of college that has stuck with me over two decades.  Dr. Wendell Evans said that if you have five real friends when you come to the […]

My “Three Cents”

by Benjamin Burks on March 9, 2011 · 4 comments

Several weeks ago I had the privilege to be in Skandia, Michigan with a wonderful Pastor and church. Early Saturday morning, I drove to meet a layman in that church who has Clydesdale horses. This breed of horse is beautiful and magnificent. Two of them were hitched to a sleigh, and off we went into […]

Cruise Control – God is in Control!

by Benjamin Burks on January 5, 2011 · 0 comments

Hebrews 10:22-24, “Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;) And let us consider one another to provoke […]

Good Music for the Christian

by Benjamin Burks on December 3, 2010 · 8 comments

I am very thankful for the influence that Ron “Patch the Pirate” Hamilton has had on our children. Good Christian songs with character training, is a far cry better than the junkie music on iPods, video games, TV’s, and CD’s of today. The Bible speaks of music as it relates to the Holy Spirit in […]

Transparency I

by Benjamin Burks on November 19, 2010 · 0 comments

Transparency Defined I have noticed one quality that seems to appear in the life of a student at Reformers Unanimous when he/she really begins to experience a breakthrough and a change in their behavior. The one word that describes this quality is transparency. What is transparency? The dictionary defines transparency as: That state or property […]

The Risk of Transparency II

by Benjamin Burks on November 18, 2010 · 0 comments

“The Gambler” is the title track found on Kenny Rogers’ 1978 album. The song itself tells the story of a late-night meeting on a train “bound for nowhere” between Rogers (as narrator) and an unnamed old man, known as the gambler. The gambler says that he can tell “Rogers” is down on his luck (“out […]