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  • Faith

    Stepping into the Promised Land

    I could write a book about the journey we’ve experienced during the past two years to get to this moment. I imagine how Joshua and Caleb must’ve felt when the finally got to cross over into the land the Lord had promised them. The land flowing with milk and honey. We left Colorado for Virginia almost two years ago. It was one year and 11 months if you want to be precise. We left with a vision and a direction. When we got here, nothing went as planned and we ended up renting an apartment instead of buying a home with acreage. To say we were disappointed is an understatement.…

  • Faith

    Yes, You Can Lead Your Child to Jesus

    Coming to Jesus isn’t just for adults. In fact, Jesus himself said in Matthew 19:14, “let the little children come to me and do not hinder them for the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these”. One of the most heartbreaking trends I see is when Christian parents don’t step into their God-given role of disciplers and evangelists in their own homes. They miss out on opportunities to share Jesus in their own homes. Ouch. In the USA especially, we set up a family schedule that often hinders our child’s ability to come to Jesus. Our schedules are often so full of school, after-school activities, and household stuff, that…

  • Faith

    The Holy Spirit is the Most Essential Oil

    Move over frankincense, there’s an oil more powerful than anything you’ve ever experienced. It’s better than lavender, tea tree, more potent than oregano, and doesn’t cost a penny. What if there were an oil that would guide you into all truth? What if there were an oil that would teach you? What if there were an oil that would empower you? What if there were an oil that would grant you eternal life? No, I’m not selling tickets to the fountain of youth. I’m telling you about the most important oil in the universe. You can take it with you anywhere you go. This oil can transform your life. The…

  • Faith and Excuses
    Faith

    Are You a Master of Excuses?

    My daughter is the master of excuses. I thought I was, but this girl has me beat. Ask her to do anything she doesn’t want to and instantly she turns into a ball of excuses. Maybe you’ve heard some of these before: I ran out of energy. My legs are too tired. Mommy, mommy, I have to tell you something. My brain hurts. Yes, that’s just a sampling of the excuses that come out of her mouth and boy does it get me frustrated at times. She’ll waste more energy running back and forth to tell me she’s out of energy than she would if she had just cleared the…

  • Faith

    Faith as a Mustard Seed

    Faith is such a hot topic. Have you ever heard any of these phrases? You just need to have faith. Your faith isn’t big enough. You don’t have _________because you don’t have enough faith. Then there’s the issue of what you put your faith in. Is your faith in your abilities? The ability of a man or woman? Or in God Himself? Maybe it’s mixture of all three. The bible talks extensively on the issue of faith but I want to hone in on one scripture that I’ve heard preached about a million times. God showed me something new (to me) in it and I want to share that with…

  • Faith,  Health

    3 Reasons Your Health is Failing: A Biblical Perspective

    I sometimes write about health topics and especially natural health topics on here. I care a lot about health because I know how hard it is when your health is bad. It makes everything else slow to a stop. And while sometimes this is good, you need to slow down, it can also hinder you from doing the things that God called you to do. As Christians, I know many of us have the habit of automatically blaming the devil for our bad health. We say it’s an attack. Or we pray against a spiritual thing, when it might not be that. It may seem like a health condition just…

  • Business,  Faith

    New Year, New Vision-God’s Vision

    Have you ever made a vision board? I’m going to be honest, I’ve not been one to jump on this bandwagon. But earlier this year, I felt the Lord impress on my heart to write the vision down. More accurately, to create a visual representation of the dreams that He had spoken to me. So I did it. I made a collage of words and pictures to represent the things that I knew He put in my heart. It was a healing process because life had kicked me down and I could barely do the things I needed to do daily, let alone dream or work on my dreams. Once…

  • Faith

    God Fulfills His Promises

    I’m in the middle of the valley right now. What I mean by this is that we physically left the land we were in to pursue a dream God put in our hearts. But we’re not there yet. The dream hasn’t come to fruition and we are in this in-between place that feels scary at times. It feels lonely at times. And it feels as if we’ll never get to the place He promised. But here in the valley, God has been lavishing us with His great love. He has reminded us time and again that we can trust Him and He’s got this. He has covered us with His…

  • Faith

    I Don’t Always Pray in the Morning

    I am a believer in the power of prayer. I have seen God do incredible miracles through the fervent prayer of His people. I have been part of prayer teams and I have been blessed to pray for other people. But, I’ve got a confession that will make half of you sigh with relief and maybe the other half wag your finger at me. I don’t always pray first thing in the morning. Now maybe you’re wondering when I pray, if I pray, and what my prayer life looks like. You’re wondering why I don’t follow Jesus’ example to pray early in the morning. Or maybe you’re just relieved that…

  • Faith

    Jesus Comes to Bring Light to the Darkness

    Did you know that starting December 21st it’s the darkest time of the year in North America? There is the least amount of light for over 2 weeks. January 8th is when you start getting more minutes of light each day. God showed me something profound in this. About Jesus. About the light in the darkness. Side note: I know that December 25th is not Jesus’s literal birthday and that He was likely born sometime in the spring. But since we celebrate His birth at this time, this revelation still applies. Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk…