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We Can Rejoice in Weakness

I recently  listened to a powerful audio message by Nancy Leigh DeMoss on pride. You would think  struggles with sin should be enough to keep me humble. In my lifetime, I have broken every commandment. I have failed God and He has been displeased with me. I battle with sins of bitterness, complaining, impatience, and more on a daily basis. ... Read More »

God's Hands

I received this via email. Cara Winship sent this out it is called: God’s hands. with this text I took this picture on Hwy 30, traveling to London, KY. It has given me strength in the times of trouble. I feel I should share it with the rest of the world. I hope it is an inspiration to you. It ... Read More »

Spiritual Sunday: Do Not Be Anxious

The Super Simple Spiritual Sunday Meme is simply a list of encouraging links I have enjoyed this week. I have been doing a word study on anxious because I recently had an anxiety attack (proving you should never put me on a pedestal. I battle sin daily.) Sometimes, God allows us to go though painful circumstances. This was my week. ... Read More »

Full Quiver Blessings and Challenges

Last night, I had dinner with my six youngest children at a restaurant (ages 6 to 22). It had been a long time since we were all at one table. I loved every minute of reminiscing and laughter. Midway though the meal I realized and announced, “If I practiced birth control, I would be the only one at this table ... Read More »

Seven Encouraging Quotes

“Just as a servant knows that he must first obey his master in all things, so the surrender to an implicit and unquestionable obedience must become the essential characteristic of our lives.”– Andrew Murray “”Snuggle in God’s arms. When you are hurting, when you feel lonely, left out, let Him cradle you, comfort you, reassure you of His all-sufficient power ... Read More »

Hearing God

Some of us aren’t hearing from God because we don’t take the time to listen to God, to wait on Him, to let Him speak to us. He answers our prayers but you may be missing it if you are not listening! God says, “Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you ... Read More »

Fruit of the Spirit Friday: Love

The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Two weeks ago today, I had open-heart bypass surgery. When my doctor explained the medical situation, my priorities immediately came into focus. I became conscious of what is truly important in life and what is merely trivial. We only have so many days on ... Read More »

A Man of God Pours Out His Heart

Video format: WMV · 150kbps Windows Media Player is required • Help? Play Video! (Streaming) · 113 minutes Leonard Ravenhill pours out his heart on many issues that are important to the Church situation we find ourselves in. There are many keys to revival and the Christian life given in this recording. He speaks of how the Bible is needed ... Read More »

Spiritual Analogy from My Open Heart Surgery

Have you ever lost it with your children, say a lot of things you regretted, then felt like a heel? Did you confess it? Did you lose it again a few days (hours) later? Why can't we get victory over sin that plagues us? You may have a spiritual blockage obstructing the flow of the Holy Spirit... Read More »

Fruit of the Spirit: Gentleness

The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. What fruit are you focusing on this fruit this week? Gentleness. Let your gentleness be known to all men. Phil 4:5 How does the Bible define this fruit? Gentleness or meekness is the disposition to be gentle, kind, indulgent, even-balanced in tempers and passions, ... Read More »

Loneliness, Solitude??

“As Christians, we are called to convert our loneliness into solitude. We are called to experience our aloneness not as a wound but as a gift–as God’s gift–so that in our aloneness we might discover how deeply we are loved by God.” ~ Henri Nouwen ~ From the archive June 2007. What a hoot for this week’s quote prompt to ... Read More »

Fruit of the Spirit: Let's Examine Fruit

The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. 1. What fruit are you focusing on this fruit this week? Instead of focusing on one of the fruits today I’m studying the word “fruit.” (it’s in keeping with our homeschool study this morning–I will share our homeschool study later today). 2. How does ... Read More »

Seven Symbolizes Perfection – Deity of Christ

I recently started a new study on the Gospels so the study will be reflected in my blog. I’ll begin with a list of seven for Sunday Seven. In the Bible, the number seven often symbolizes completeness or perfection. There were seven priests, seven trumpets, seven days, seven circuits of the wall on the seventh day. There is an extraordinary ... Read More »

Fruit: Patience

The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. 1. What fruit are you focusing on this week? I planned to write about patience because I want to be more patient with my children. You would think after a house full of children for 30 years I would have learned to be very ... Read More »

Fruit of the Spirit: Love

The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. 1. What fruit are you focusing on this fruit this week? The greatest fruit of God’s Spirit in our life is love. I want to be rooted in the love of Christ, anchored in Him, supported by Him. Deep roots = firm foundations. Read More »

Fruit of the Spirit: Peace

  I have to write about peace for this Friday’s fruit because that’s what I am feeling now. Beautiful peace. Shalom, shalom. I had two huge things going on–one with my health and another with business–things that would normally make me fret. But I have been praying and asked others to pray for me and I feel perfect peace just ... Read More »

What is Your Focus? Your Foundation?

As we fellowship with other believers and read books we can grow in wisdom and understanding. But the most important thing is that we 1 Cor. 1:24) and in Him is hidden “all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge” (Col. 2:3). The better we know Christ and the more we become like Him, the more we will walk in wisdom ... Read More »

God's Yellow Pages

Where to Look When You are: Afraid Psalm 34:4 Matthew 10:28 2 Timothy 1:7 Hebrews 13:5,6 Anxious Psalm 46 Matthew 6:19-34 Philippians 4:6 1 Peter 5:6,7 Backsliding Psalm 51 1 John 1:4-9 Bereaved Matthew 5:4 2 Corinthians 1:3,4 Bitter – Critical 1 Corinthians 13 Conscious of sin Proverbs 28:13 Defeated Romans 8:31-39 Depressed Psalm 34 Disaster threatens Psalm 91 Psalm ... Read More »

Holiness

Last night I listened to the “The Way of Holiness” an audio sermon by Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758). This morning I got up at 5 and listened three more times. It is a very powerful sermon encouraging active spirituality and the pursuit of holiness by self-examination. Holiness, to Edwards, “tis the highest beauty and amiableness, vastly above all other beauties.” I’ll ... Read More »

Another Lesson from My Sweet Grandmother

Recently my grandmother was on her deathbed unable to lift her head or speak. She could not drink, eat, or even take an IV. I watched her spiral downhill quickly. I prayed. She slowly began to take small sips of water. Each day she took a little more. Within a week she was sitting up talking, laughing, and reading her ... Read More »

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