• Firmly Standing

    Did you get knocked down a bunch of times like I did before finally finding a way to stand stronger? The red words in our bibles say this: “…the one who stands firm to the end will be saved.” When we are saved or rescued, we’re kept in health and well being! We are given the chance to recover. That is what Jesus does for us. By firmly standing, He modeled what it is to not stop during most difficult seasons. A firm stand is this… Resilient- Fixed- Decided- Settled- Definitely Established- Not uncertain. Having the opposite of a firm stand is this… Compromising- Fickle- Fluctuating- Hesitating- Undecided- Unhealthy. We…

  • The point of real change

    Some people have never given God a turn to do something great in their life because they have to control things. We learned last week that it’s when we know the value of God’s Truth and getting answers from it, that we then can be brought to a point of real change. Pride stays around in those who do not value God, others, or themselves. You have to kick pride out. You have to stay open to Truth- and you will need to be committed to it in the great times and also in terrible times. Just try and put a value on God’s Truth! You may not realize it…

  • The Power of Truth

    Truth has the power to do many things… if we value it. Take a moment to assess your situation with wisdom. Access wisdom for the thing that’s in your heart! In your moment of strength or your moment of weakness, there are four things you/we can learn from allowing the clear voice of what’s true in the circle of the situation. When the convicting and convincing power of truth is able to work on us and rest inside us, this is what happens: It will 1.) Change our ways. 2.) Help us make plans. 3.) Give us new vision. 4.) Push pride out. I hope you are seeing the formula…

  • I’m Eligible!

    Just because you had something terrible come up, doesn’t mean you are ineligible now to have good things come your way… Just because you got sick, doesn’t mean you’re not eligible for healing. Or that you’re never going to heal up. Even if you’ve plummeted financially, you’re still eligible to financially thrive. I’m not asking if you believe in miracles. Not that healing can’t happen in a quick and amazing way. But I’m talking about the healing that’s a process of becoming whole again. If this is what you need in an area of your life, please accept prayer from your church leaders or by those you consider proven mentors.…

  • Let It Grow

    What are you putting your faith into today that’s going to produce a harvest in your future? Currently, me and my husband Derek, are putting money toward paying off our home! It’s a big goal to accomplish in the time frame of just three years. But what a great thing to do together- SOMETHING BIG. When we first asked each other how long it could take to pay our house off, it seemed like just a possibility to entertain. Now it is more than that! We wrote it down as a declaration and we see that our belief in it is causing our actions to follow suit. Once this is…

  • A Growing Faith

    I read about the mustard seed again in September. Then I shared my thoughts with our congregation… Our faith is likened to a little mustard seed so often. If you have faith that small, you can do great things. Many things only require a little bit of faith. But what if you and I cultivate our faith? If we see it like a seed then it definitely can be planted into other people! And that’s what I want out of the faith I have been given. I don’t want it wasted. I want it growing. I want it making a difference in the world. I hope to God it isn’t…

  • Prevail

    The greats in the Bible were always prevailing through not so great things. Separation happened. Stress and frustration happened. But God’s purposes still took place. Don’t you want to see people free so much so, that you are willing to step into an uncomfortable place? Jesus did this. He walked where people were hidden, anxious, and on edge. When they came to Him, he didn’t run. He demanded freedom. A prevailer is one who prevails! You weren’t meant to be closed up or closed in forever. Especially since there is a bondage breaker close by. Jesus is walking near. He is unafraid of the things that try to keep us…

  • Light on a stand

    Look up lamp stands, lights, or candles on google and it will take you days to look through them all. They’re some of the first things bought for the main areas of a home. You are also one of the lights in your house! You were meant to be brought out, into the open. We are lights not to be hidden but openly shedding strength and illumity. Your presentation or projection of Christ really does need to be seen in this world. There are just times that we should be seen because He should be seen! There are times that we should be heard because He should be heard! This…

  • No longer hiding.

    Hey at some point you need to stop being hidden. Well what I mean is, if you’re wanting to make an impact on this earth while you are here, with the people who are still alive at this point in time… you will need to stop staying so concealed. You’ll need to be: Less Secretive. Less out of sight and out of mind. What are you avoiding? What are you preserving? Maybe you’re avoiding one thing. Or everything. Maybe you’re avoiding an individual. Or every individual, group, environment, activity. Possibly, you and I are trying to preserve ourselves; We all do it to a certain degree and for good reasons…

  • Dear Reader…

    Maybe you are reading here today to get truth into your soul for some part of life that is needing direction. I start my weekly blog email list with Dear Reader. Because to me, it’s intimate. These are the people who are with me in appreciating truth. They’re the ones who sign up to get my regular weekly messages rolling around within that has got to get out! I’ve had a burning desire to write since I found writing utensils. Ever since a pencil was put in my hand and guided along as letters were formed on the paper in front of me. I loved it. The shapes turned into…