Category Archives: Growth Process

For the past two decades I have been journaling during my quiet time.  Recently I started to feel like I should go back and review those journals and type out the lessons. There are many things that I have learned over the years that are engrained in my life, they have become part of who I am. There are some lessons, that like the parable of the seed, fell on bad ground.  At the time in my life I was not in a place that those seeds could take root.  I need to be reminded of those so that I can continue to grow.
There are some lesson that I am still learning.  Things I know that God continues to show me time and time again, like the children of Israel because I need them to move forward in my journey.   I need to review them so I can move forward.
These journals are not in order.  I will do my best to date them as they happened, even if they are not typed in that order.  I am hopeful that my journey may help others.  Help others to see:

It is okay to start somewhere.
That God meets us right where we are
He speaks to us in a way that we can understand.
Sometimes it comes in waves and other times in a single sentence.

For me, I grew up in church but never learned about a personal relationship with a heavenly Father that loves me.  I could quote the scriptures and tell the stories, but they were just that words and stories.  I had to start with learning lessons in general.  Grand ideas found in the scripture that were applicable to lives in general.  Then I started to learn how to apply them to my own life.  Now I am able to help others learn to apply the lessons to their life.  If nothing else, I hope that it helps you to grow in faith because for the most part, the person who wrote these journals, is a life transformed.  Below you will find writings from these journals.

What are you willing to endure with temptation?

We are going to endure through temptation or through the consequences. Only we can chose. Continue reading

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Grieving the Spirit

Holy Spirit is within us, and we take Him into the mire of our sin. Continue reading

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Laying aside Falsehood

“Therefore, laying aside falsehood, speak truth each one of you with his neighbor, for we are members of one another.” Ephesians‬ ‭4:25‬ ‭‬‬ I value honesty. There was a time in my life where I was anything but honest. As … Continue reading

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Clanging Cymbal

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. I Corinthians 13:1 I spent much of the early years of my life, and early years … Continue reading

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Hearing Faith

“So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.” Romans‬ ‭10:17‬ I read some more recently about how modern churches tend to pick out a few scriptures and develop a message around them. But also how the … Continue reading

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Prepared by the Word

“All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy‬ ‭3:16-17‬ ‭‬‬ Scripture teaches, convicts, restores … Continue reading

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Uprooted

“See to it that no one comes short of the grace of God; that no root of bitterness springing up causes trouble, and by it many be defiled;”. Hebrews‬ ‭12:15‬ ‭‬‬ God‘s grace and powers me to do what I … Continue reading

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Put On

Today in church, Pastor Ness talked briefly about things that we need to put on. He mentioned righteousness, the armor of God, the new creation, and light. Maybe it stood out to me as I recently studied out the Armor … Continue reading

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The Leaven of Compromise

“Your boasting is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump of dough?” 1 Corinthians‬ ‭5:6‬ ‭ My mom used to make homemade rolls and bread. I feel like I have a lot of … Continue reading

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Armored Stand

“Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil.” Ephesians‬ ‭6:11‬ Two things stand out to me in this scripture. The first is we need the WHOLE … Continue reading

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