On the Rise – New Age Beliefs in the Church

I’m sharing something today, that I hope will begin some conversation about where we are as the Church – as the Body of Christ. While this post addresses issues found in the western church – North America, in particular – these beliefs and practices have a global reach.  This is a video by Steven Bancarz…

HOPE Restored

Hope is a dangerous thing to lose. We can face the hardest of circumstances – persevere through seemingly unending trials – as long as we maintain our hope. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles;…

Thoughts Upon Waking – God’s Beauty

Sometimes, upon waking, I will receive a word from the Lord. I will also, oftentimes, wake up with a song on my heart that I believe He longs for me to lift back up to Him. The word and song I received morning before last touched my heart and encouraged me, tremendously…and continues to do…

Journals and Battle Boards

This is just a quick, practical teaching for those who would like to learn how to “hear” from God but may not be sure where or how to begin. This isn’t the only way to hear from God, but it’s a good place to start if you are new to growing in intimacy with God….

Faith and the Holy Spirit

Last time, I talked about settling God’s TRUTH in our heart so that we can maintain our true identity, even in difficult times. Today, I would like to talk about faith and relying on the Holy Spirit. Now faith is the assurance (title deed, confirmation) of things hoped for (divinely guaranteed), and the evidence of…

Yes and Amen

I hope you don’t mind if I keep it real, today. I am coming off of four nights of restless sleep. And last night was the worst! I kept waking up angry. I’m not sure if it was a righteous anger, an attack of the enemy, or just not releasing to God something that has…

Healing Balm (40 REAL Days)

DAY 39 This morning (and entire day, actually), I have just wanted to shut out the world and spend time in the Word. To hear from my Abba, Father. My emotions have been rather raw, lately. I think I really need the sun to return… As I was flipping the pages of my Bible, heading…

Revelatory Gifts (40 REAL Days)

DAY 38 So, I guess on the heels of yesterday’s post, I would like to talk a little about some struggles I’ve had over the years…and continue to have, today. This is NOT to bash the Church. I love the people of God – even in all of our stumbling and messiness. But I’ve been…

In Spirit and In Truth (40 REAL Days)

DAY 37 “But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship Him. God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” John 4:23-24 ESV (emphasis mine) Some of the…

Meditating in the Word and in Prayer (40 REAL Days)

DAY 32 Today was a rough day. Those of you who are familiar with my blog know that I have a history of battling depression. I’m happy to say that I have gone almost three full months without a single bout of depression. That is…until today. I am also dealing with a great deal of…