There’s always been a part of me that has never liked accepting the fact that floods can come. (Again, I’m referring to spiritual floods in this series.) Especially as a faith-filled, Spirit-filled, overcoming believer. I’d rather think myself, my life, my family impervious to the waters. And if I should ever face them, I’d rather focus on praying that God part the waters like He did for Moses and the children of Israel. But here’s the truth: the storms will come and parting of the waters is not always what we are promised. Continue reading
My earliest experience with a flood was in July of 1979. I was only 5 years old and my family and I were living in Friendswood, Texas. We hadn’t been there long. Continue reading
“The church, you see, is not peripheral to the world; the world is peripheral to the church…” Ephesians 1:23 MSG
Several years ago, this one, simple verse changed my perspective about church. Growing up, I’d always heard about the importance of going “to” church, but never about being planted “in” church. Little did I know, there is a difference; and it’s about much more than weekend attendance. Continue reading
Purim is 14 days from today and so last night, my family and I began a reading plan together which will take us through the book of Esther in these days leading up to Purim. I wanted to share that reading plan with you (available below as a free bookmark download) and also share some of what I feel God prompting me to around this holiday. Continue reading
Now’s the time of year that I really start focusing on boosting my immune system. Even though it’s technically still winter, soon enough the pollens will start popping and I really don’t like having to survive the season through a fog of antihistamines and decongestants.
One of the best ways I give my immune system that extra oomph is through juicing. And even though juicing has been part of my lifestyle for a few years now, there’s a key ingredient I’ve discovered makes a huge difference in combatting allergies. Continue reading
“The Lord gave another message to Jeremiah. He said, “Go down to the potter’s shop, and I will speak to you there.” So I did as He told me and found the potter working at his wheel. But the jar he was making did not turn out as he had hoped, so he crushed it into a lump of clay again and started over. Then the Lord gave me this message:…” Jeremiah 18:1-6 NLT
I’ve been meditating on this passage this morning and wanted to pass along a few things that really ministered to my heart. Continue reading
“Therefore take up the whole armor of God that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.” Ephesians 6:13 NKJV
In the second year after moving to N. Carolina, I experienced allergies unlike anything else I have ever encountered. Having grown up in Texas and then living in Florida for an extensive period of time, I have been accustomed to having to acclimate to the various allergens in those climates. However, last year, when the oaks “popped” in Raleigh, the pollens nearly wiped me out. I was taking two to three allergy medications a day in addition to nose sprays and it still didn’t seem like enough. What was confusing to me was that I didn’t experience this in the first year of moving here, but I did in the second year. Strange, I thought. Until I was reading the book of Ephesians and came across this verse. Continue reading
Lately, my personal study time has been taking me through the books of the Kings and their Chronicles. I’ve been reading them through the filter of knowing we are called a nation of kings and priests unto God. In the examples provided, I continue learning great principles on how to lead better and how not to lead. How to conquer territory for the kingdom and how to dispossess strongholds of old.
Today, as I was reading through the life of King Jehoshaphat, one of Judah’s better kings, the Lord highlighted something to me with such a bright highlighter I felt I needed to share it. Continue reading
“A twisted person spreads rumors; a whispering gossip ruins good friendships.” Proverbs 16:28 TPT
I remember a time in my life when I moved away from a place only to come back about a year later to visit. I’d been invited to a dinner function, and many of the people I previously knew and worked with would be there. I was excited to see them all. However, something interesting happened that I wasn’t expecting… Continue reading
Summer is 21 days away, can you believe it? I always like kicking off each season change with a little reboot. This week, I’m going to keep it simple and stick to just one juice recipe. But it’s one that makes a big difference for me. Thought I’d share the recipe for anyone else who’d like to give it a try! Here’s what you’ll need: Continue reading