INSIDE THE WALLS OF GUILT

INSIDE THE WALLS OF GUILT

The following is a short story God poured into my heart after praying for a friend held captive by guilt, shame, and blame. ~Inside the Walls of Guilt~ Desire for Grace. Freedom in Forgiveness. Disgrace permeates my mind. Humiliation runs through my veins. My shameful actions seem too great for God to forgive. Once again, I cry out in distress, “God help me let go and fully trust you!” Reluctantly, I grasp my Bible and turn to Psalm 51:1-5… Have…

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FRESH START – 2016

FRESH START – 2016

 If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come. –2 Corinthians 5:17 Fresh start. New beginnings. Forgetting what is behind and pressing forward. What does this really mean: The old has gone, the new has come? For some, it means a new commitment, like a New Year’s Resolution––regular exercise, eating healthy, following a daily routine, changing an attitude, using self-discipline, modifying an old habit, or reading through the Bible in a year….

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2016 SCRIPTURE HUNT

2016 SCRIPTURE HUNT

Young. Married. Graduate school. Just enough money to make it through each month. I worked full-time while my husband, Fred, labored diligently to complete his graduate degree while working as a professor’s assistant. Despite our meager income, our relationship strengthened. Just the two of us, satisfied and secure. From the beginning of our marriage, we set our life plan––or so we thought. After graduation, our goal was to find a job, build a savings account, and start a family. But hidden deep within…

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THE HOLY SEED

THE HOLY SEED

From the book of Zechariah written about 300 years BEFORE the birth of Jesus…   Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your King is coming to you, He is just and having salvation, lowly and riding on a donkey.   Zechariah 9:9   A young Jewish woman named Mary. Blessed beyond her years. Her understanding of the Torah was more than an act of kindness. Like blood flowing through her veins, the Law was her…

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CHRISTMAS PRAYER GIVER

CHRISTMAS PRAYER GIVER

Jesus. Savior. Messiah. Over 2000 years ago, His humble entrance into this world changed our future… forever. God, in the flesh, bringing hope to the world – a world filled with corruption, chaos, and moral decay. In the little town of Bethlehem during the utter confusion of the census, Jesus’ birth silently swept in like a new fallen snow. With no phones, television, or the internet how did the word get out about the Messiah’s arrival? Why did God send…

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GOD’S VOICE… Listen. Hear. Act.

GOD’S VOICE… Listen. Hear. Act.

God’s voice speaks. But, do we listen? He calls our name. But, do we hear? He gives us direction. But, do we act? One morning, back in January, I was sitting in my prayer chair and opened my Bible to Isaiah 30:21 – Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.” Immediately, I felt as if a lightning bolt hit my soul….

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AFFLICTION

AFFLICTION

Every Friday morning, I look forward to reading my pastor’s blog called Illumine… Thoughts and Prayers with Scot Pollok. He is not only a gifted teacher/pastor but also an amazing writer. Last week was no exception. As I read his blog, my heart pounded with excitement and a silent shout of joy penetrated my soul. With his permission, I am re-posting the article. Before reading, ask God to help you hear what the Holy Spirit is saying to you. Let…

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DIVINE ASSIGNMENTS

DIVINE ASSIGNMENTS

My seat assignment––17A. The last row in the airplane. Immediately, negative thoughts rushed in… I won’t be able to recline my seat. I have to listen to the engine roar the whole way home. I’ll be the last one off the plane! But my spirit quickened after the Lord reminded me of my prayer that morning, “Lord, please give me a divine seat assignment on the airplane. Amen.” I stopped grumbling and anticipated His appointment. Right before the passengers started…

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LAUGHTER – GOD’S MEDICINE

LAUGHTER – GOD’S MEDICINE

Laughter is the body’s best medicine. Laughter is the shortest distance between two people. Laughter is an instant vacation. Through the years, I recall hearing these statements. I’m not sure how true they are, but each definition leads me to believe a sense of humor brings positive results. Learning to laugh is a skill—or is it? Some people might think of laughter as an action or sound. Others might describe laughter as a vocal burst of air with interesting facial…

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FAITH AND FIRE – Justina Page

FAITH AND FIRE – Justina Page

Meet my sweet friend, Justina Page. She is one amazing woman of God! Justina’s love for Jesus inspires and spurs others forward to seek the same passion for Him. Today, her new book, The Circle of Fire, releases to the public. Her story of hope and healing through Jesus is one I will never forget. May God bless you as you read her article… FAITH AND FIRE – Justina Page. The Mother of His Children He knelt on one knee. The tiny…

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