Why you shouldn’t wait til your story ends before you tell it

“For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me.  And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take […]

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Walking Boldly

Is there something you’ve wanted to be freed from, and yet freedom seems like a distant mountain you can’t climb? I use to feel the exact same way. The Bible says that these signs will follow them that believe; casting out devils, speaking in new ways, healing and restoring lives everywhere we go.  You know what this […]

Sometimes You Need a Pity Party

I don’t think you’d be human if you were sunshine and roses every day, especially in the face of chronic struggles and hardships. However, some will tell you you’re not a good Christian if you share that you are depressed or upset or frustrated. It’s not like the Lord doesn’t know you feel this way. […]

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Stop Second Guessing Inspiration

Have you ever prayed about something, got a clear direction to take, and when you take it, it leads to pain and disappointment? I don’t know about you, but when that happens to me, my first instinct is to doubt my ability to receive revelation. That’s a scary feeling not to trust that you heard […]

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The Wounded Innocent

In spite of having a loving God, many horrible things can happen when we live in a mortal world.  It’s not because God isn’t loving.  It’s because we are in a state of our eternal existence where satan is constantly at work tempting children of God to listen to his whispers so he can create […]

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Clay In His Hands – Jessie Clark Funk

Lyrics of “Clay In His Hands” by Jessie Clark Funk There are times we all feel unimportant. There are times we feel we have nothing there to give. That our lives ride on waves upon the ocean Tossing to and fro, no compass from within. Chorus But our Lord, Our Father, we are the clay, […]

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God is the Master. I am the Clay.

On the radio today, the Christian radio host spoke. The host said, “Remember, God is the potter and you are the clay. It isn’t up to us to worry about finishing His work.” This spoke to me. Self-criticism can be a problem for many of us. I often try to “complete the product.” I analyze […]

Listening to the Still Spirit of God

Standing in church last week, my spirit was troubled. I never like it when my spirit is upset. Typically, my spirit is upset and overwhelmed by fear or worry. When I come into his house to praise Him, I experience peace. In most situations, my fear falls off and worry dissipates as I worship God, […]

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Hearing God: Discerning God’s Voice

Would you like to get better at hearing God? Come with me back in time to a bright spring afternoon, the very first Easter. The birds are singing; lilies are blooming across the Jerusalem countryside. Jesus is risen. The angels have appeared to Mary Magdalene and the other Mary only this morning. They have reported […]

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What My Mother’s Love Taught Me About God’s Love

For the last three weeks my mother has been very ill. She teeters at the doorway of death, bouncing back and forth in a hellish nightmare of passing out, blacking out, and sick sinking feelings as if her body were shutting down. For at least 40 hours straight her pacemaker recorded her heart in atrial […]