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
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.
It seems like I’m speaking to more and more people who are feeling paralyzed or stuck and unable to get motivated or moving in a forward motion. For the majority of my life I’ve been involved either personally or with others, walking through difficult times … Continue reading Semi-Stuck vs. Semi-Safe
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)
Are you currently facing a season of pruning? So many are in the midst of heart wrenching ambushes, amputations, and heartaches, caused by problems in our world. I There is a new phrase regarding a sign of this season which is flooding our headlines. They … Continue reading Ambushed & Amputated – Will You Survive The Pruning Season?
I was reading a book recently by Missionary Jack Chalk, "Living Right in a World of Woe" and I am hearing this same statement coming from different cultures and age groups. The truth is that whether people are repenting or not, God is in the … Continue reading Living Right in a World of Woe
I was recently traveling and had just pulled into a McDonalds to take a bathroom break. I had been praying and listening to the radio all morning. During this past season I've been alone a lot except for when I'm doing ministry or helping someone … Continue reading Help! I’ve Been Arrested!
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
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
One of the things that never ceases to amaze me is the resiliency of the Alaskan people and their ability to live off the land. What they do to protect themselves from God's extreme weather in Alaska is truly amazing!
"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!
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
In 1985 the Lord came into my office and spoke audibly to me at the moment my one-year-old had stopped breathing and turned completely blue. He spoke three words to me, “Marlene, it is time,” then my knees buckled and I hit the ground in a repentance prayer. Deliverance came from many things I’m not proud nor ashamed to share with others.
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
I recently included a testimony in my newsletter from Patricia Winchester who shared with me, "I don't ask God Why, I say Why Not Me?" She recently shared her personal trial and testimony at her church! My Enews included the entire sermon...but, for just … Continue reading God’s Treasures Will Last Forever!
When He got into the boat, His disciples followed Him. And behold, there arose [a]a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being covered with the waves; but Jesus Himself was asleep. And they came to Him and woke Him, saying, “Save … Continue reading Peace Be Still
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?
! Warning** Do Not Do the following or allow your children to do this! Frazzled, shaken, unstable, wobbly and obviously fluffed! This is what my poodle Angel looked like after coming out of the dryer. Not the blow dryer either! When I was a young … Continue reading Angel in the Dryer – Warning!