• 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…

  • 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…

  • When things go dark

    When everything turns dark and we can’t see our way up or out. He is my Help!! I’m a Lazarus. I guess I should say I was a Lazarus. When everything turned dark and he could not do a thing for himself, Jesus came near. I bet you’re saying the same thing! There were things that happened beyond my control, beyond what I would’ve wanted to take place! I was in a dark pit that no normal ladder could have done it- to get me out. I didn’t see a way out. Of defeat. Any of our human ladders would have been swallowed up. By the pit I was in.…

  • “Wish Me Luck”

    People say this a lot. They say it to me. What’s my response? Should we blame it all on God? Should we chalk it all up to luck? I don’t go by luck. I go by a belief system that I know works. Because if we say we’re lucky, who’s getting praised for it? Us. If we say we are unlucky, who’s getting the downside of that? Us. When we say we are wishing for what we’ve asked for. (John 15:7-8 ESV) That’s biblical. That’s specific. That’s expectant. Woah me “wins”? Wish me well. Wish me a great future. But don’t wish me luck… Luck comes and goes and blows…

  • IT’S ON THE WAY

    “Your dream has an appointed time and God always has victory in store for you.” – Lisa Comes “I have been through many hard times in my life too. What you must focus on now is that what you are going through is subject to change. Hold on and have faith in God, because your answer is on the way!” What are you planning on? In her book: It’s On The Way, Lisa says to set your faith for victory, and plan on winning the battle you are in. Plan on your dreams coming to pass, plan on God fulfilling His promises in your life, and plan on God’s faithfulness…

  • Afraid of being noticed

    Can we get in the middle of being “scared to be seen” and “becoming completely unafraid of being noticed”? Could we now lean to the healthy latter end? Of course we can… Over the years since entering into ministry, Derek- my husband- had to work pretty hard at getting me back to wearing more uplifting colors and patterns. Now I love it, but back two decades ago, I had a bland looking closet attire. (Also considering the repeated lie that black hid everything! Though it can be a great choice, it does not hide shame or insecurities.) I had grown to like the safe neutrals for several reasons. Not just…

  • Glitches and Cancellations

    The enemy has always wanted to cancel us out. From the beginning. Throughout our lives, and even til the end. But God keeps on coming through for us! We think we won’t make it out of all the problems and then here comes another way to combat what we are facing. Deuteronomy 28:7 “The Lord will cause your enemies who rise against you to be defeated before you. They shall come out against you one way and flee before you seven ways.” What’s really been “glitched” is Satan’s beginning position. Sparks were literally flying! He fell like lightening. He was stopped from being successful in his tactics. It’s the rise…