Don’t Give Opportunity

“and give no opportunity to the devil”. Ephesians‬ ‭4:27‬ ‭‬‬ I am sure I have read this passage before and certainly heard it in the context of anger. Tonight it really spoke to me from Rick Renner’s book Sparkling Gems “Don’t Give Place to the Devil”. He listed several areas where we leave a place... Continue Reading →

The Secret of the Garden

In my devotion today, from The Book of Mysteries by Jonathan Cahn, "Into the Garden" Day 282, I read how God placed man (Adam) into the garden (Genesis 2:15 Then the Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to tend and keep it.), a place of His blessings. The garden... Continue Reading →

One Size too Big or too Small?

This year I felt that my focus word needed to be intentional.  It is a work in progress, but I have focused on being intentional on a few areas of my life.  I have looked for tips and tools that help me to be intentional in those areas.  Earlier this month I started listening to... Continue Reading →

Assignment

“To this end also we pray for you always, that our God will count you worthy of your calling, and fulfill every desire for goodness and the work of faith with power,”. ‭‭2 Thessalonians‬ ‭1:11‬ ‭‬‬ Sometimes I feel guilty when I miss a day of journaling. But this is one that I feel like... Continue Reading →

I love being in the presence of God, whether it is in my prayet closet, my car, in corporate church service, or while going about my daily life. Knowing that He is near, and being aware of His presnece changes my perspective. I recently read a book about the revival on Azusa Street and testimonies... Continue Reading →

Vertical relationship

I hadn't gotten past the introduction in the current Audible book I'm listening to "Vertical Church" by James McDonald when I had the thought "Too often we allow horizontal relationships with others to be a substitute for the vertical relationship with God." Immediately one might think of spouse or children in this role, but my... Continue Reading →

Stalled

The word leaped from the reading that I was listening to this morning, Christine Caine's new book Unexpected   "Stalled."  I don't remember if the word following was faith or hope, listening while I get ready for work often means I listen to some books over and over to get the full impact; but the... Continue Reading →

Doing Culture

I hear a lot about culture in my life. I live in what is called a melting pot area as we have people from all different nationalities pour into our community on a regular basis. Many people want those moving in to the community to conform to our culture.  At work we talk about the... Continue Reading →

Growing fruit {#Write31Days}

But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things! Galatians 5:22‭-‬23 NLT Last year I read an amazing book by Mark Batterson called Soul Print: Discovering Your Destiny.  One of the chapters focused on the Fruit of... Continue Reading →

What do you do that no longer serves you?

POD #6: What do you do that no longer serves you? What do you do that no longer serves you? What are you getting out of doing it? Are you attached to that? What would it take for you to release it? And who would you be, if you released it? This prompt could not... Continue Reading →

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