A Closer Walk: Victory Over Depression

I had been told for years that depression was simply part of my family’s DNA. I had accepted those statements as fact, without questioning, so the depression I was experiencing didn’t surprise me. Indeed, I had almost expected it. It was part of our family history, like some genetic trait that couldn’t be escaped; could…

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Never Losing the Light: Overcoming Fear Storms

Listen child, we must deal with this fear. I know you do a good job of hiding it from others—even yourself—sometimes. But, not from Me. I see your heart, remember? I do not see as others see. You know this. I look not on outward appearances. I see the inner man with all the turmoil…

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A Closer Walk: God Never Plays Games With Us

God never plays games with us. He never lies to us. He always shoots straight with us. I believe that is why Jesus plainly said, “And no one can be my disciple who does not carry his own cross and follow me. But DON’T BEGIN until you count the cost…” Luke 14:27-28What could be plainer…

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Never Losing the Light: Desperate Faith

When I look at you I see a magnificent ship caught up in a desperate and fierce gale; broken mast; tattered sails; but still afloat! This hurricane you’ve sailed into has brought it’s damage for sure. I would never deny what you have endured. But… you are carrying such a rich cargo! No wonder the…

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A Closer Walk: Is This Abundant?

I sat in my ashes each day thinking, “Is this what God calls abundant?” I really wanted to experience the abundant life Jesus spoke of, but how in the world was I supposed to look at the shambles my life had become, and see it as abundance? I was raised believing in a God who was…

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A Closer Walk: Where Do You Take Your Anger and Hurt?

What do you do when the One you trusted to always take care of you, always be there for you, let’s you down? Where do you take your anger and your hurt?   You realize you’re adrift, because the One you really need to talk to about everything, is the very One you are convinced has…

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A Closer Walk: A Storm That Terrifies

Have you ever been in a severe storm? Man, I have. It was driving back from the airport in Wichita to Hutchinson, Kansas to stay with friends. It was my first time in a “tornado watch.” We left the airport under sunny skies but soon after a storm began to brew. It looked like we…

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My Guardians

 I will send angels before and behind you. You will be surrounded by My angel armies. Do not fear little one. Yes, you are fragile, but My angels have been given instruction to guard you everywhere you go. You know they are real—as real as the air you breathe. You have encountered their protection in…

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The Parable: A Commission

(DREAM-MAKER:) Before you go… I want you to listen to Me… Are you listening? CATERPILLAR:     (…grumble… grumble… grumble.) (DREAM-MAKER:) I want you to remember Who you work for. CATERPILLAR: Work for? (DREAM-MAKER:) Yes. You work for Me. Your life is in My hands. You are kept by My love. CATERPILLAR:     (DREAM-MAKER:)…

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