Thanksgiving

The oven setting says, “Perfect Turkey”. Wow, what a concept – perfection! But with family (read in-laws) coming and reputation on the line, its use wasn’t without hesitation and doubt. Wanting to believe, to fully trust those words but I just couldn’t bring myself to go all in – so I had the ham on standby, defrosting in the fridge. Plan but always have a backup plan. That’s my usual process. Then it hit me, this analogy of the perfecting of my faith as I want to rely on Him and His Words directing me to… Read More

Baring it All Before Him

What does it mean to have intimacy with God? Intimacy is the very thing I’d been longing for my whole life, for someone to know the depths of me, but little did I know the vulnerability it would take on my part. I thought I could be intimate with someone by just coming close to them, by learning about them, by spending time with them. And yes while I think those are necessary means, if you’re not willing to let that person see your heart or expose your own thoughts, then it’s… Read More

Veteran’s Day

This morning the Lord showed me a vivid image of my Dad on the submarine he served on in World War II. He was on deck watch at night alone. It was extremely dark out across the sea and he felt small and alone. Yet he knew very strongly that the Lord was with him. He looked at the brilliance and the vast number of the stars and knew he was not alone. Father God said that at that time my Dad was like Jonah, a prophet that he took to his… Read More

The Dreamer in You! (Updated)

By Diana Hoyle Do you believe in your dreams? After all you did dream them. Could your Eternal God possibly be trying to communicate with you? Believe it or not, it was the “Holy Imagination” of our All-Knowing God that thought of us and then created us.   God uses dreams to speak to us, and then through us, shows and tells us the amazing things about us. As we populate Heaven with the abundance of letters addressed to Him and Him only, dreams are one way of God answering the outcries… Read More

Children of GOD & Saints in Christ JESUS

by Ingrid Irwin How We See Ourselves as Believers Who are we as Christ’s children and Representatives here on earth?  Do we really know who we are?  Lately, it seems like we don’t know who we are.  I keep hearing many people say, “I am a sinner saved by grace”  I have even heard it from the pulpit.   But what does Paul say about who we are? In Galatians 3:26, he said,  –  “For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.” When we say we are “sinners saved by grace” do we realize… Read More

What Life is About

Every person and every relationship that we have with another here on this earth, is  given to us to help develop and mature Christ’s character within us. This whole process of life is to prepare us to stand before HIM. HOW do I love and care for those that I have been given the privileged to steward, even if I don’t know how much time I will have them? When we look at reality, we all know that we will not live forever here on earth and neither will the ones we… Read More

Deeper

So… Can God talk to you through your Pilates Instructor? He sure can! In this morning’s class my Pilates instructor, in her best teaching voice and with her German accent, repeatedly poked at my quadricep and repeated “Jax, let this muscle go, relax it, surrender it into my arms.” After failed attempts, she warned me that if I do not learn to let go, then I won’t be able to go deeper”. In the natural she was talking about the deep muscle tissue in my mid section that activates when your flat… Read More

Love Story

Just a glimpse…………………. into my “Love story” ❤️ It all started from a place of “Once upon a Time” when I met the love of my life, my high school sweetheart, the one I knew I would live happily ever after with for the rest of my life. (At least from the understanding that you can have as a 15 year old with dreams for life and a future of forever.) After dating for 3 1/2 years through high school, we married, went to Bible school, into the ministry, had 2 wonderful… Read More

Marketplace

My husband Sam and I are blessed with a successful business and we are in weekly contact with hundreds of people who work with us. Just recently on a day that is set aside for training, the leaders in our office switched it up and to our surprise created a day of honor for my husband and me. They sat us in chairs in the front of the room.  In a crowd of 100+ people, they opened the floor for people to come up, one after another, take the mic and bless us… Read More

Where Were You God?

By Pam McElhaney As I was sitting before the Lord this morning in my quiet time I caught myself pondering a very difficult season in my life. Where were you God? I know you make all things work together for my good but I just needed to know where you were. I sat for a moment and went back to that season in my life where I felt abandoned, afraid, lonely, and isolated. There was cruelty and misunderstanding.  There was betrayal of the worst kind.  Betrayal by the people I trusted.  The… Read More