God Will Carry You

This is a message God has given me different times. He gave it to me again today! [this is written from God’s perspective] I Am holding you in My hand. Don’t be afraid. It’s not what you think. John 10:28 – “I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand.“ Isaiah 49:16 “Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are continually before Me.“ […]

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The Lord Directs Us!

While reading Proverbs 16, a few passages stuck out to me: “The lot is cast into the lap, but it’s every decision is from the Lord.“(Proverbs 16:33) “A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.” (Proverbs 16:9) “The plans of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from the LORD.” (Proverbs 16:1) Proverbs 16 has long been one of my favorite Proverbs. One summer I tried to memorize it. I made it about […]

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He Refused the Gall

Having placed a high priority on reading the Bible regularly, I’ve become rather familiar with the Scriptures. Sometimes this can be a dangerous thing, as I can overlook details believing, “Oh I already know this.” So I try to look deeper, to discover beautiful details I missed previously. For a long time I thought to myself (so assumptive of me!), “I don’t really need to read the Bible; I know it so well already.” (Actually — that was probably a […]

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Listening to the Lord…

I set about listening for ten minutes tonight. 8:43-8:53pm. I saw a sea of candles in my mind’s eye. The wind moves the flames in harmony. It was a beautiful vision. The Bible says that Holy Spirit moves us where He wills (see John 3:8). I pray that we, the Church, will move in harmony as one in Jesus Christ. I want to see us being in harmony even with those we’ve never met and those we have yet to […]

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He Will Transform Me

Last week, I was with my brothers, their respective wives/fiances/girlfriends, and my parents. Two out of four of us siblings live in different states so it’s not often that we are all together. We went out to dinner to celebrate my dad’s 60th birthday. As I looked around the table, I observed with humor and awe that all of us are similar. We act like our parents! Growing up together we learned mannerisms, quirks, silly smiles, facial expressions, how to […]

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Faith Comes By Hearing…

So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ. -Romans 10:17  I recently read “Celebration of Discipline,” by Richard J. Foster, about different practices of Christianity and growing in your relationship with Christ. One chapter was about study, which is pretty much my favorite Christian “discipline.” It’s no surprise that I love studying and discovering truth in the Word and how it all works together. Foster make some fascinating points worth sharing: “Study involves four steps. The […]

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Ten Minutes Listening- July 12 2018

This morning my baby (Judah) woke up at 5:30. Not my best time! However, I decided to try and use it to my advantage. You may recall I sometimes like to set a timer for 10 minutes just to be quiet and tune into what the Lord may be saying. Often times I find this exercise is beneficial not just for myself but also for anyone else who reads it. Here’s what I believe the Holy Spirit spoke to me […]

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Because He can…

Last night Rick & I read Matthew 9:18-38. This is a passage with Jesus going to heal someone and on the way, He ends up healing a woman who couldn’t stop bleeding for 12 years. Then He raises a girl from the dead, and restores the sight of two blind men. I started pondering the words of the woman and the blind men who were healed and what they did, as well as what Jesus said. she thought, “If I […]

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He Removes the Veil

“But when one turns to the Lord, the veil is removed.” 2 Corinthians 3:16 Tonight Rick and I read 2 Corinthians chapter 3. This verse stuck out to me. The context is saying that the glory of the New Covenant is more glorious than the Old Covenant. Moses delivered the law on the tablets and had to place a veil over his face because of how bright it was (Exodus 34:34-35), and there is still a veil over those who […]

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Small Beginnings

I got an email today about Asheritah’s new book “Jesus is Enough”, which is a Bible study on Colossians. I sat jealous for a minute, thinking something along the lines of, “Well, I guess I won’t be able to create a study on Colossians then,” like she just took the wind out of my sails or something ridiculous like that. As if no one ever before has written about the book of Colossians. As if no one will ever again […]

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