• Sidestepping

    They act like they’re letting you run the race but they are really blocking your path. When we walk with Jesus, sometimes we wake up bad spirits that try to side-step us and get us derailed from the ordered steps of God. Stay aware of that. And intercede. We need to do our best not to allow bad spirits to agitate us into speaking down about other leaders, ministries, and programs. Let’s spread the good things they are doing and accomplishing. My husband says there is no church or ministry that has 100% success rate. Why bring out the failure, perceived misses, or “missteps?” I know no one who’s never…

  • Freedom for all

    Choices are for all. Freedom is for any. But that path looks so different for each of us. Sometimes we have to give up our mission for His. At what cost did that freedom happen and what cost from you, will that “freedom” come? Will it spur the next generation onward in your ways, or in Godly outcomes and agendas?  LET’S GET REAL: Disobedience is dangerous. Unwillingness could be a bondage of fear, rebellion or timidity. And pride is not freedom. It is a very strong spirit of bondage and control. However, it is not near as strong as the Spirit of the living/loving God (Eph. 2:1-5). Pride is as a wall for any true healing and…

  • Turn that page- 2

    Look at “it” from the other side. Now write: OBEDIENT and WILLING and FREE.  We are on the “God can” page. Can you see the good that’s ahead of you as you merge with the right belief system? As you take on a new mission? Guilt sometimes comes from doing things we know we need to stop. Courage takes its place in that moment and says you’re not going under. We know the other choices are always going to be available… disobedience, unwillingness, and pridefulness. But that’s not what we’re putting on the paper.  Zech. 4:10 is a “God can” message. It says to not despise small beginnings, for the Lord…

  • TURN IT OVER- 1

    Of course our enemy would love for us to live on worry and wounds… BUT LET’S TURN IT OVER! Turn “it” over to God. Right now. Hand it over. To Him. It’s not just your Momma or your sister or your brother- Do you remember the old song: “It’s not my brother or my sister, but it’s me Oh God. Standing in the need of prayer”?  I’ve already established that I am not exempt from pain. But I get to choose Who I’ll stand with today and tomorrow and the next days. I get to decide if I’m going to allow the same pain from the same people, to inflict…

  • How do you run on FULL?

    One way is to stop letting other people dictate your happiness, your schedule, your commitments, and your purpose. Jesus came to run you up to full. The enemy came to run you down. Satan wants you and I to break down. He desires for us to run around on empty- and depleted. And if this is busy you, then you just might be fulfilling the enemy’s plans for your life. Satan sets us up for a fall, disaster, and loss. He wants you to miss out- he is wanting doubt to be your reasoning; he came just to empty you. (Hence the John 10:10 verse: “kill, steal, destroy.”) BUT JESUS…

  • A Pour-Over

    Do you know what happens when God pours out His Spirit? It gets you going again! Coffee gets a lot of people going every day and like me, I’m sure you’ve heard about “pour overs.” I don’t know everything there is to know about them because I’m not a coffee drinker, though I love the smell of it. However, I do know that a filter is involved and there is a period of time that it needs to sit and soak. When God’s Spirit settles in us, toxic things begin to come out and the flavor of life settles in. You don’t want to stay the same. His Spirit makes…

  • More Than Milk

    Let’s put our “hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.” 1 Tim. 6:17 Milk isn’t all there is! “Everything” is all there is. As Christians, we can have the more. But so often, we choose much less than we could have. We don’t want to be stingy and we sure don’t want to appear greedy, so we just stick with fluids. Liquids. And…pacifiers. Anytime I see a baby with a bottle, a pacifier is almost always also within reach. They’re enjoying life right now but wait until they find out meat, veggies, bread, juice, and sweets exist! They want more when they know that more…

  • Healing the soul…

    In her Devotional book Healing the Soul of a Woman, Joyce gives us 90 Inspirations for Overcoming Emotional Wounds. This is a huge topic of interest for a wide scope of both men and women. I recommend it to anyone suffering from emotional trauma from the simplest form to the hardest case. Joyce’s life message has come from such wounds. But she did not stop there. Her life continues to be an incredibly bold guide for those needing freedom. “When we think with our human minds, we can come up with many reasons certain things may not be possible for us…but God’s abilities are not like our abilities. When we…

  • Recovering Hearts

    One late afternoon following a long day in the Cardiac Room, I decided to trail along with the nurses to Recovery. I wanted to see where the patients go when their heart surgery was complete. I’d never been before. I had always stayed in the surgery area where it became the quicker part of a patient’s trauma care. They were wheeled in and then wheeled out. They were fixed up, for the most part, and then the next one came in. What I did not normally experience was the aftermath of heart cases. The Recovery Unit was such an eye opener for me. It pained me greatly. I eventually walked…

  • Are you bent on a breakthrough?

    If the majority of us are going through painful experiences at the same time, we can relate but we probably cannot depend on the majority to solve all of our problems. And no matter how honest, loving, real, consistent, faithful, compassionate, and integrous we have been, are, or continue to be – it will not move or change or fulfill or ease some people’s problems! (Realization point: From the heart flows the issues of life. God holds us in His hands. We don’t have the whole world in our hands. It is He that is needed in that person’s life. We can intercede and believe. We can even be used…