Beloved

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened down, and I will give you rest" (Matthew 11:28). "The kingdom of God is…righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit" (Romans 14:17). "The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control" (Galatians 5:22). "See what great love …

Out of the Shell

"work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure." (Philippians 2:12b-13) "Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling." For many this has been a difficult scripture, a shell that's kept them from becoming who God …

Holy Ground

You're a strong person. But lately, some of your circumstances have taken their toll. There have been days that drained you physically, emotionally, and spiritually until you had nothing left. Standing in the pain of the offenses, rejections, failures, and frustrations, all you can see are negative possibilities. Your mind runs away thinking about what …

Fly

Some wounds are so painful, it's hard not to be overwhelmed physically, emotionally, and spiritually. The enemy tries to twist your anguish into an unsatisfiable obsession to know why, and paralyzes you in the fear of what worse could happen. You sink into a pit, the weights of fear, bitterness, and self–pity dragging you down …

What’s in Your Hand?

"For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two–edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart" (Hebrews 4:12). During worship at church, I had a really interesting vision. I've been …