Journeying To Hope…

Journeying with Jesus is the journey from hopeless to hope-FULL. For one like me who had unsuccessfully battled with depression for years, this concept of being “full of hope” seemed to always be beyond my grasp. Therefore, I struggled to believe. How could so many wondrous promises from God actually be for one like me?…

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Blossoms In The Desert

“God takes everyone he loves through a desert. It is his cure for our wandering hearts, restlessly searching for a new Eden… The best gift of the desert is God’s presence… The protective love of the Shepherd gives me courage to face the interior journey.” ― Paul E. Miller, A Praying Life: Connecting with God…

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Revelation On Three Strands

The revelation of truth can only come through love. —Brian Simmons, I Hear His Whisper I really thought I had written my last post on this series. Then, suddenly, the Holy Spirit whispered something again, that He first whispered to me many years ago, “When you lose your love—you lose your way.” Just as suddenly,…

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Finish Line of Light and Mercy

So the wicked hate the Light and try to hide from it, for their lives are fully exposed in the Light. But those who love the truth will come out into the Light and welcome its exposure, for the Light will reveal that their fruitful works were produced by God.” John 3: 20-21 TPT When…

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Prisoners Of Hope

Come to the place of safety, all you prisoners, for there is yet hope! I promise right now, I will repay you two mercies for each of your woes! Zechariah 9:12 TLB I love the newer praise music. Even though I am of an older generation, there is something so refreshing (and hopeful!) about these…

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Speaking of Heart-to-Heart

“… God is speaking. Not God spoke, but God is speaking. He is by His nature continuously articulate. He fills the world with His speaking Voice.” — A. W. Tozer, God Still Speaks I have “heard” God speaking to me, but only twice in what I perceived to be an “out loud Voice.” (That I…

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Castles In The Air

“To know your ruling passion, examine your castles in the air.”— Richard Whately “The Gospel is not an old, old story, freshly told. It is a fire in the Spirit, fed by the flame of Immortal Love; and woe unto us, if, through our negligence to stir up the Gift of God which is within…

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Bluffed Into Silence?

… Don’t be bluffed into silence or insincerity by the threats of religious bullies.  Luke 12 Msg. This post is for everyone who has endured, or is now enduring, the ugliness of religious bullies. Your Shepherd is the very essence of tenderness. He expects, no He demands, that His earthly “shepherds” follow His example. If…

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Fearless Generosity

“God is the shaper of your heart. God does not display his work in abstract terms. He prefers the concrete, and this means that at the end of your life one of three things will happen to your heart: it will grow hard, it will be broken, or it will be tender. Nobody escapes.”  —Ravi…

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Clarity Vs. Mediocrity

There is a subtle war going on in many churches today; a war between clarity and mediocrity. The great sadness is, that often, we don’t see what we have become. Doesn’t Proverbs warn us, “Where there is no vision, the people perish?” To illustrate what I mean… Let’s take a look at a conversation that…

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