A Closer Walk: The Excellence of Grace

No one is as hard on me as I am—and I do realize that some of that—is the way I was raised. My parents preached excellence to their kids. I remember constantly hearing as I was growing up,”That everything I do, should be done with a spirit of excellence.”   Always my folks would tell…

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A Closer Walk: The Kingdom Business of ABIDING

I wonder if I am in the church’s majority, or minority, when it comes to this Kingdom business of “abiding.” Does anyone else struggle with this as much as I do? I mean, I am really lousy at it. It doesn’t seem like it should be that tough, but if you’re a recovering (and I…

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A Closer Walk: Fear & The Broken-Hearted-Vessel

Nothing can send hailstorms of ice cold fear rampaging across the landscape of my soul like being asked to speak in public! (Yep, that’s my thing.) Think of that thing you hate doing more than anything else. Now multiply it times ten and you have an approximate idea of how I feel about public speaking.…

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A Closer Walk: Beauty In The Brokenness

We all have something, don’t we? Some fear, or flaw, or brokenness; some insecurity or sense of inferiority that we desperately want to overcome. (Whether we admit it or not, we all do.) Sometimes it’s a glaring and obvious failure; something that we believe everyone can see. Sometimes it’s our blind spot; something everyone, but us,…

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A Closer Walk: Closet Control Freak

I always believed, “I am NOT a closet control freak—I am a person of order.” A place for everything and everything in its place. That’s my motto. Chaos of mind or situation is NOT my thing. I have been accused many times of being a control freak, and to some of that I plead guilty,…

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My Grace

Always bring your wings under My Grace. My wings are Omnipotent. There is no difficulty you face that I will not have an answer for. Think of your little wings this way: One is peace, the other is prayer. You bring Me your prayers—I give you My peace. And, praise arises from the two. Whenever your peace…

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A CLOSER WALK: Weakness As My Strength

It has taken me a long time to learn what great power there is in weakness. For most of my life I was like the world I grew up in. I was not a fan of weakness or vulnerability.   Weakness and extreme shyness were not admired traits in my home. As I said before, I grew…

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