Words of advice from Paul about doing the Work of the Ministry from 2 Corinthians 4 (AMP) Rebuke Discouragement Therefore, since we have this ministry, just as we have received mercy [from God, granting us salvation, opportunities, and blessings], we do not get discouraged nor … Continue reading Pressed on Every Side
Over much of human history, siècles have shown a recurring alternation between peace and war. Arnold Toynbee Siècles of Peace & War What is a Siècle? It was one of the first ways of measuring time and the human lifespan. Within these Siècles come the … Continue reading Recurring Alternations (Part 1 of 4)
The heart of salvation is the Cross of Christ.Oswald Chambers The Hebrew word for Prepared is to be firm. When I pray, I hear the word "Prepared ~ The Way." - yes, this is what I am hearing. Am I prepared? And for what?, I … Continue reading Prepared ~ The Way
So, my son, throw yourself into this work for Christ. Pass on what you heard from me—the whole congregation saying Amen!—to reliable leaders who are competent to teach others. When the going gets rough, take it on the chin with the rest of us, the … Continue reading Good Seeds Rise!
Sunday School Teacher Dana Beth Tyler & Myself One day a wedding, three days later...a dearth. This has been more than an exciting month! I don’t know about you but my plans have been rearranged, turned upside down and am certain I still don’t have … Continue reading Roman Roads & Returning Soldiers
I was speaking with mine and my children's God mother Naomi Moore, and as usual she began to praise the Lord and remind me that we are in God's hands... God has the whole world in His hands. To listen to message by Podcast, If … Continue reading We are in His hands…
Mentor & First Mom Counselor TessaWe met over a decade ago… Since then she and I have cried, laughed and prayed together through the years. She has recently married a wonderful man and continues to be passionate about family unity, evangelism, teaching and especially ministering … Continue reading Tessa Quirindongo ~ Advocate & “First Mother” Counselor
roll on, Jordan, roll Yeah, this sad world we live in, boys, it sure can get you down When you can't seem to get your head on straight and your feet back on the ground But I think every little thing's gonna be alright, yeah, it's all gonna be okay Isaac Watts
10 Then David got up and ran that day from Saul. I Samuel 21: 8-10a People are broken and even those we love can say and do evil things to us.My older brother Doug once said to me, "People are like rattlesnakes, they strike out at … Continue reading Left – on the run
“Who do you believe you are?” She was asked this question recently and the answers varied from last week. “I’m a mother, grandmother who is alone, sad, tired, fat, homeless and disillusioned.” “Why do you believe that?” “Why? Because that is what I think others … Continue reading Woman in the Mirror
Over two thousand years ago a man named Jesus changed the seating charts forever! It doesn't matter where you were born, if you have royal blood, work on a plantation, or own many towers. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with … Continue reading The Seating Chart Has Changed!
What is wrong with this picture? The photo above is a tomato that has been sitting out on the counter for at minimum 3+ weeks.. I don’t know how long it was in the store... Fresh Produce?? Nutritious?? Rotten Tomato or Not?? Just saying??? When … Continue reading Rotten Tomatoes or Not???
The Apostle Paul writes to Timothy from a Roman prison and encourages him to; 1) Hold on to sound teaching. 2) Guard the good deposit that is in us. The Roman Empire was changing rapidly and Nero, was the presiding Emperor. After the death of … Continue reading Mission Drift
I was sitting in a coffee shop thinking about Father's Day and asking God what He wanted me to share. There have been many influential fathers in my lives. Pictured above and below are just a few of some of the ones I know personally. … Continue reading Fathers, We Need You! You are Soul Care Providers
When I was in Asia recently and looking into the faces of my two grandson's Jonah and Hudson, I encountered total unconditional love and unspeakable joy. I observed how they cling to their mother when they are tired and hungry, but aren’t afraid to explore … Continue reading Face of God
Imagine yourself to be the Apostle Peter. You have cried, prayed, fasted, fished, all night, and caught nothing. And then suddenly a voice cries out from the shore and tells you to cast your net again, just one more time. The fish come from nowhere … Continue reading What is that to you? Follow Me
I wonder if the Apostle John when he was imprisioned on the island of Patmos, ever considered himself a survivor, battled compassion fatigue or dealt with survivors guilt? Noah Webster describes "surviver" as one who outlives the other and "survivor" in the real estate terms … Continue reading Survivors Guilt
What makes, clay pottery, cow's milk buttery, butterflies fluttery? It's something in the process. What makes, bologna lunchmeat, a cane of sugar so sweet a loaf of bread from whole wheat? It's something in the process. What makes, dark clouds roll away, the rooster crow … Continue reading It’s In The Process
Immobility - Fear will immobilize you as was in the case of Pastor Bobette Stubblefield, Soon after our marriage began, my husband began to isolate me by forbidding me to spend time at church and with my family and friends. Isolation then begins to break … Continue reading “I”s that will Incinerate You – Immobility
I’m looking back a few years ago, when I took this picture. I had spent a year in Ohio working at a large ministry and the experience and friendships that I made while I was there are not measurable. There was probably not anything in … Continue reading Like a Signal in the Sky….The Power of the Cross Never Dies!