Claressa graduated in June 2022 from the ReFire Program in Tallahassee & is looking for employment to support herself, a handicapped son, & teen daughter. Read her full testimony used with permission.
Over 30 years ago, on Palm Sunday, I was standing in praise and worship and the person standing beside me was getting very uncomfortable. At one point he raised their hands (something he never would have done in church). At one point, I almost thought he was making fun of the people who were raising their hands and singing out loudly. Because of his increased edginess he was unable to sit down or stand still. I had seen this edginess before, and usually he would just go out of the service. But this time, just before the close of the last song, he hurriedly pushed me aside and told me to let him out. I thought he was getting ill or leaving. Instead of heading for the back door, he walked fast nearly running to the front of the church. He grabbed one of the men in the front row and asked for prayer.
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in … Continue reading Spiritual Abortion An Appeal To Heaven
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
At the beginning of the year the Lord gave me three separate words for 2018. He said, "Marlene, This is the year of Acceleration (suddenlies), Fruitfulness (inheritences and lost loved ones, and wealth being restored), and a Second Wind (miracles, signs, wonders and an empowerment … Continue reading Suddenly A Great and Mighty Wind!
"Recently I felt the Lord say, Marlene, 2018 will be a year of acceleration, fruitfulness and you will catch a second wind if you don't give up!" This was confirmed recently by a prophetic word from Gale Sheehan : 2018 Open Doors in the Eye … Continue reading 2018 ~ Dave Wottle Kick & Year of Your Second Wind
Steve McQueen - 70's 'King of Cool' is spending time with Jesus! But above all, my brethren, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath; but your yes is to be yes, and your no, no, so that you … Continue reading Acceleration – It’s Time!
Do I have a Pharisee's Heart? "Yes, sometimes!" You may never have heard of Horace Pitkin. He was a missionary to China in the early 1900's. He wrote to his freinds and basically said, "It definately won't be long until we (he and his family) … Continue reading Do I have a Pharisee’s Heart? A Word about Yom Kippur
As thousands flee in Florida, and thousands more are devastated in Texas, the carribbean and Mexico (as a result of the recent earthquake); I am certain many are praying and asking the question, "Lord, where do we go from here." Jesus had just performed two … Continue reading Lord, Where do we go from here?
from ashes to beauty ~ Cinderella Released Lessons in Life from the World's Wealthiest Single Mom! “The blessing of the LORD makes a person rich, and He adds no sorrow with it.” Proverbs 10:22 God has a purpose when it comes to the resources He … Continue reading A Life Lesson from A Single Mom!
CHOICES - People may often misunderstand your goals, your vision, your mission ~ but keep going, keep striving and continue to push, having faith in the specific calling you have been given! (While at the same time being open for Godly accountability and constructive criticism) … Continue reading Choices… we all have to make them
36 And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Aser: she was of a great age, and had lived with an husband seven years from her virginity; 37 And she was a widow of about fourscore and four years, which … Continue reading Seeing God’s Face
Ice Road Trucker Missionary As I pulled down the storage shed door, “I wondered if I would ever see any of my belongings which held so many precious memories - again?” This is what it must have felt like for the early missionaries who packed … Continue reading Ice Road Trucker Missionary
SO YOU STILL THINK GOD IS A MERCIFUL GOD?! (Maybe, just maybe God spared my life because He loves YOU and wants you to hear this..He wants you to believe that He loved you so much He gave His only begotten Son that if you would … Continue reading Senseless Shootings in Colorado – Is God Still Merciful?
I was reading in 2 Corinthians 12:8-10 this morning, “Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 10 That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”
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