First Steps

The first time I cast out a demon, I did it by phone. I really was just helping a friend to know that what the bible says is true. I was not Spirit-filled in the sense of having been baptized in the Holy Spirit, I attended a non-denominational church and had no special training in dealing with the supernatural. I didn’t have my whole life together. I wasn’t the perfect Christian. I just knew that what the Bible said had been changing my life for several years and I knew I could… Read More

Socks for Jesus

“Blue light special on aisle nine. Children’s shoes for ten dollars,” boomed the voice over the speaker. Shoppers rushed eagerly towards the ominous blue light spinning around like a top. Sarah, my three year-old, and I continued our Christmas shopping ignoring the people pushing by. Passing the Christmas trees decked in colored lights, we slowed down, as she declared, “Pretty Mama!” Then she clapped her hands to “Frosty, the Snowman”, as I pressed the red nose of the famous character again. The toy’s hips swung back and forth in rhythm. “Need to… Read More

A Light in the Night

Darkness enveloped the planet, like an evil vice grip, squeezing out the final breath.  Hopelessness hung in the air as crosses lined the roadways with the bodies of anyone who tried to resist the iron fist. Greedy, power hungry religious leaders gambled their way to positions of power, making deals with their oppressors further smothering those under their influence. The vague illusions of a “messiah” who would come to rescue them from their oppressors seemed to fade as the lights of the last Hanukkah had been snuffed out. Four hundred years of… Read More

A Thankful Perspective with a Lesson or Two

Stuck.  Have you ever felt stuck in a negative cycle? What a way to start a blog the day before Thanksgiving.  Yet, this is 2020, and for many this has been a wallop of a year. Last night, I delivered a pecan pie to a friend who recently lost her husband in a tragic  accident leaving behind young children for her to care for on her own.  Yet, in her eyes I found joy. As we chatted, our conversation turned to her husband.  “Sometimes, we get so caught up in how people… Read More

Risk

Risk in the Christian life is required.  It is as fundamental to life in the Spirit as a pulse is fundamental to life in the body. Risk is why we MUST begin with knowing the truth of Who the Father is and HOW the Father is.   Risk is essential to life in the Spirit as opposed to life in the flesh.  Life in the flesh does not take risks because it does not make sense to the natural mind.  On the other hand, life led by the Spirit is a life of… Read More

The Tide is Turning

So, three days ago now, I was worshipping God near the back wall of a warehouse.  Yes, that’s where we now meet with other believers. The Holy Spirit lives in me, I know, but sometimes the Spirit almost descends in a place.  That’s what it felt like.  At that moment, in my ear I could hear really loudly (not audibly, but it felt like it could have been) the words “the tide is turning!”  It literally felt the Holy Spirit was shouting at me.  Three times I heard it that way, and then… Read More

The Power of a Word

I’ve been part of an online event called Rise-Up, hosted by wholeheartedwomen.org.  We literally have been “rising up” early to meet together once a week for teaching, encouragement, and activation. Sleepily, I had joined in the group and listened to the talk.  The time had come to engage in the activation.  A woman I had never met before looked at me in the online meeting and said simply, “Ever since I heard you speak last week, I felt like the Lord was saying He loves your free spirit.” I know that probably doesn’t… Read More

My Papa

I don’t know what’s s like for kids today, but growing up in the 70’s, when most kids still had their Dad at home, it was a common thing for little kids to have this conversation, ”My Dad can take your Dad”, and the response was, “No way, my Dad can totally beat up your Dad!” This conversation would go round and round.  I don’t think any Dad’s ever put it to the test, at least not in my neighborhood, but it was important to kids to think that their Dad could… Read More

The Lighthouse

Early July, I did something I had never done before.   All my daughter wanted for her birthday was a trip with mom to the beach. Everything in planning the trip felt unsettled, unsafe.  Not only was Covid-19 still causing shut downs, but many people returning from the beach were coming down with it.  In addition, a few weeks before leaving riots began riveting our country. So to say the least, I felt on edge, and though I wanted to spend this special time with my girl, I was nervous. As I prayed,… Read More

Heavenly Visions of Thursday, July 23, 2020

First vision, I saw myself go into the courts of Heaven, and I was overcome with the presence of the Lord and went face down.  I heard Him command me to stand up, but I didn’t have the strength.  Then I was picked up on my feet.  I knew I was there to intercede.   I heard, “What is your request?” Then, I said, “For the chiIdren and the daughters and the sons.  For them to be rescued, for justice to come, for vindication, for the abuse to stop.”   I was particularly praying… Read More