About This Blog


Thank you for visiting A Common Life.

I am an early 40-something wife of 17 years, married to a godly man who is an excellent pastor to our family. The Lord worked it out so my soul-mate and I met at a home Bible study during our college years, which is when we both surrendered our lives to God. The Mr. was studying chemical engineering and I was studying forestry. Shortly after graduating, we wed.

We home school our three children who are rapidly approaching adulthood. Being outdoors as soon as spring nears is akin to breathing to me. Our yard houses four bunnies and eight chickens, and our indoor/outdoor cat fearlessly protects the vast lands within her domain. I love it all.

I hope something you read here will be a comfort, will challenge you to improve your life, or will help you draw closer to the one true God.


Then the LORD appeared to Solomon at night and said to him, “I have heard your prayer and have chosen this place for Myself as a house of sacrifice. “If I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or if I command the locust to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among My people, and My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land.  2 Chronicles 7:12-14

6 comments on “About This Blog

  1. Linda Closson says:

    I, too, follow Ken Silva though always with an eye open to what may be crossing the line. It isn’t easy being a “watchman on the wall” and I’ve been severely criticized (called a witch hunter) for referring a friend to the Apprising Ministries website because she is so caught up with Joel Osterman, Rob Bell and other false teachers. In these perilous days, we can be “following” a leader who seems sound and suddenly we realize that somewhere along the way, he’ gone “rogue” so I think it’s so important to judge from the Word and it alone. I wish you God’s best as you blog and I will follow your thoughts as I’m able (schedule, you know).

    • I appreciate this encouragement greatly. Thank you for taking the time to write. I’ve been quite discouraged lately at the lack of discernment/apathy out there in regard to a particular area of our lives. God bless you. Thanks again~

    • Lynda Zackary says:

      We live in a time, I believe, when we see the apostasy in the church unfolding in a large manner. I have been reading books by Ray Yungen and Warren B. Smith which will certainly open your eyes. I am currently reading a book by TW (Tracy) Tramm, but I have been unable to find out just who this person/ author is. Does anyone know?

      • Hi Lynda,
        Thanks for commenting. I haven’t heard of any of the folks you mentioned actually but will see if my husband has heard of Tramm at least.
        God bless,

  2. Rick Warren’s recent Tweet:

    “My hope is not in the politics of man but in the promises of God.”

    My comment: If Warren feels this way, then why did he have a political forum in the first place??? Then why did he do the prayer at Obama’s Inauguration that appeased Muslims with his reference to Isa. Anyone who thinks Islam is not political does not even understand this religion and its eschatology.
    Besides this is a lie…he is totally submerged in politics…his Mentor Drucker promotes 3 legged stool* which includes government..that is politics. Warren’s Peace Plan is Dominionist Kingdom Now Theology which is doomed to failure…and could not be more political! And why is he on the CFR? Why is he courting the UN? How do you have a Purpose-Driven Country without politics?
    How do you have a Global Peace plan without politics? Warren’s Global Peace Plan is the leaven of Herod that Christ Warren in full bloom! If this latest stunt by Warren doesn’t prove his hypocrisy…nothing will!
    Rick Warren is double-minded man…unstable in all his ways!

    “A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.” James 1:8

    If Warren is serious, he should renounce his Global Peace Plan for the sake of his own soul, as he did his Presidential Political Forum.
    If Warren is really interested in Christ’s promises, we would be hearing about Christ’s promises to Israel and its land (Jerusalem is a polity entity, Nations, particularly Israel are political entities). He would be talking about Christ’s warnings that man will not usher in a global peace plan UNTIL he returns and brings it himself…not before. If Warren is interested in Christ,
    s peace, and the Apostles John, Jude, Peter, and Paul’s warnings (God’s Promises) about false teachers like Rick Warren and his unholy alliances with Tony Blair, Leonard Sweet, Ken Blanchard, August Turak, Alpha Course (Nicky Gumbel and Ken Costa), Richard Foster, Dr. Mehmet Oz, Daniel Amen, and John Piper, Willam Paul Smith (The Shack), Hugh Ross, and Roman Catholic mysticism, a host of ecumenical leaders, and even dead false teachers like Carl Jung (occultic personality temperament divination profiling). Warren doesn’t think there are politics in virtually every church he has taken over or split who dared to be good Bereans and challenge his teachings and he marked as “resisters” and “enemies” of the 21st Century?! Rick Warren’s entire Purpose Driven Church/Life and Global Peace Plan are about pleasing men rather than God. Who could possibly believe Warren’s tweet?

    When Christ returns, leading the Armies of Heaven, he will make war with The Man of Peace. So Rick Warren better pray that he is not that man with his man-made Global Peace Plan!

    James Sundquist


    “3-Legged Stool Concept

    This concept was introduced by the business management writer Peter Drucker as a means to bring together the different sectors in society. Drucker believed that the only way to persuade the world to accept change was to engage public, private and social sectors, working together to effect change. The three “legs” of the stool are:

    a public sector of effective governments
    a private sector of effective businesses
    a social sector of effective community organizations, including faith-based organizations

    Rick Warren was mentored by Peter Drucker for several years and has been promoting the 3-legged stool concept with vigor. Now Warren is using the Stool Concept in conjunction with his P.E.A.C.E. Plan.”



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