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1410, 2021

Do Not Lose Heart

When things are hard, and they begin to affect us deeply, what is going on with our heart? Scripture reminds us quite a few times to “not lose heart” and to be encouraged.   As I have been sharing transparently about the hard journey I have been navigating, I have literally felt heaviness and a weight in my chest and gut.  What is going on with this? How can the circumstances of this world (of which I am no longer a → Read more

910, 2021

Weakness Is Not The Same As Failure

“Be holy and faithful, Beloved, even unto death.” My Precept bible study teacher used to close out our meetings with that phrase. Over the 12 years I sat under her tutelage, I never got tired of hearing it. It served as a sober but empowering reminder that, each day, I have a mission that superintends my circumstances, my feelings and my appetites. I can recall, more times than I can count, the desire to engage in something that would be → Read more

910, 2021

How do I know if I am an Overcomer?

Do you love the appearing of Jesus? Such a strange question, isn’t it? However, our answer to that question is an early indicator of whether we will be an Overcomer or not. The Apostle Paul was so focused on the day of Jesus’ appearing that no matter what showed up in front of him, he never wavered from his confession of faith in Jesus. "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith. → Read more

910, 2021

Jesus Makes the Impossible Possible

We are facing evil beyond what we could have ever imagine.  There is darkness all around us. The Dark Web’s marketplace is filled with information that encourages people to do terrible things.  Deviant behavior is running rampant.  A new TikTok Lick Challenge, for example, is sweeping the world.  People looking for trouble will find it and, in the process, create trouble for you and me. And then, there is Jesus!  Not the Jesus who sits on the rightful throne at the right hand of God – → Read more

809, 2021

Standing as a Posture of Rest

Being firstborn, a high i and high D in Disc, an Exhorter with Mercy and Teaching gifts, a 7 on the Enneagram, with Ideation, Strategy, Woo, as top 3 strengths...Standing sounds too much like inaction and hard to do!!  I have to be intentional to stand and the Lord has been working on me in this concept.  Standing is still doing...it’s not sitting, it’s not laying down, it’s not sleeping.  It is something and has significance in cooperating with the → Read more

2008, 2021

Restoring God’s Sweet Peace

Peace can sure seem elusive these days. We are all watching the news and there is so much going on, and we see no mention of peace anywhere in our midst anymore. There is so much strife, division, fear, and even hatred being shared in the world. How do we keep walking in the Promised Land in these times we find ourselves in? It doesn’t “just happen”, but there is a way. While the Bible instructs us to cease striving → Read more

2107, 2021

What Jesus Says About Rest

Jesus Promises Rest for our soul  Matt 11:20-30 He was denouncing the cities that refused to repent and believe, for not seeing John the Baptist for the Elijah (prophet) he was and how weary some believers must have been at trying to get them to see Jesus for Who He is!!! Our soul is our mind, will and emotions, so when we are stressed and those stress hormones are coursing through our veins, we can choose to step into some → Read more

2406, 2021

Time with Friends and Family

As we all settle into the fullness of the Summer and all it has to offer, I want to encourage you to stop and take inventory of what you are noticing each day.  Summer can be a time of rest, a time of refreshing, but also a time of being very busy with all the activities we can choose to engage in. Whether you are getting ready to celebrate our nation’s Independence Day, with picnics, BBQs, time at the lake → Read more

2405, 2021

Take Courage

When we need courage – how do we find it?  What is it?  How do we use it? Being brave and courageous are a part of our Christian walk – as followers of Jesus. Psalm 31:24 says Be strong and let your heart take courage, All you who hope in the LORD. There are times when we do not feel brave, but can “take courage”.  I have learned this so many times in my life.  I do not have to → Read more

1704, 2021

Never Give Up

My friends, I am going to peel back the curtain even further for you into my ongoing suffering. I want you to know that I know you suffer, too. It's the way of this world. Something changes when we stop trying to escape the pain and instead, embrace God through the pain. Something beautiful happens to our faith when we stop thinking there is something wrong with God because we experience trouble and instead, invite Him into the center of the storm. → Read more

1504, 2021

Remembering…

We get to walk in this season of Resurrection every day, forever. As Easter season has come and gone, we are perhaps apt to forget all that Jesus did and all that we get as a result of His finished work on the Cross.  We move from the awe of Holy Week and the reflection of His triumphant entry into the city, fulfilling prophecy before their very eyes to that agony of the Cross and His declaration “It is finished.”   → Read more

1603, 2021

Submitting as Warfare

This seems counterculture, and it is.  Submitting to God is the safest place to be.  As we submit our “all”, everything we have - our plans, our dreams, our family, our children, our need for safety and security, all things, we can truly be at a place of rest and security like we could never imagine. Let me share more of this concept with you. As I have learned to submit my heart fully to the Father, I have seen → Read more

2602, 2021

Press On, Beloved

A dear friend’s son committed suicide a year ago. Since then, she has, understandably, sunk into a deep depression.Until Saturday. What changed?I called her. I remembered her tears. I met her in her suffering.I reminded her that she is more than her suffering.The next day she woke up early! She had a little more spring in her step and hope in her heart. Just a little, but it was enough to get her through another day.Some days, some weeks… some seasons… are just like that.If you’re → Read more

2602, 2021

To Stand Firm

We are in a season as a Church like never before. We have been shut down, masked up, and now there is a growing level of mocking and persecution that is beginning to pick up volume and traction in the media.  It is something that I wasn’t thinking I would see in my lifetime. For years I have studied the armor of God in many different Bible studies, word studies and through different author’s perspectives.  I have wanted to understand → Read more

1801, 2021

Choosing to Abide

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ. If we are distressed, it is for your comfort and salvation; if we are comforted, it → Read more

1801, 2021

What’s New?

What is it about the turning of the calendar that creates this yearning? What is it in us that desires a reset, a refreshment of our soul so very deeply? A New Year, and a Fresh Start – we turn that calendar page, set up a fresh beginning, and arrive at the New year with anticipation of change, improvement, a freshness that we so desire. Yet, maybe we can’t quite grasp it. What is it about the turning of the → Read more

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