Reflections of Grace 115: What Is It You Have That I Don’t?

[display_podcast] One day as Jesus was walking along the shore of  the Sea of Galilee, He saw two brothers—Simon, also called Peter, and Andrew—throwing a net into the water, for they fished for a living.  Jesus called out  to them, “Come, follow me, and I will show you how to fish for people!”  And they left their nets at once and followed Him.”  (Matthew 4:18-20)I don’t have the gift of evangelism.  My husband does and he loves it!  I love people and have a shepherd’s heart, but I am not … [Read more...]

WWUTT: Being Salt and Light?

At Lifechurch.tv, Christine Caine recently said, “The Holy Spirit came to give us the power to be witnesses, not to do witnessing. And so we need a generation of Christians that understand it’s not about standing on a street corner to do witnessing, but to be witnesses on the earth. To bring salt and light in the midst of our darkness. That’s what God has called us to do.”So, according to Christine, we’re not to go preach the Gospel, we are to just exist as Christians in the world; and not to … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 101: The Dark Hallway

[display_podcast] I'm sharing a testimony with you today that you can actually find in my first book, Climbing Out of the Box,  Entitled there as "The Long Dark Hallway". A testimony to His profound amazing grace and to what extents he will take us to find one lost soul waiting for the truth...even to the end of their life. The long dark hallway seemed to go on forever as we made our way to my Grandpa’s room at the end of the long corridor. The smells of old people and urine permeated the conv … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace: How To Maintain A Spiritually Steadfast Mind, part 2

[display_podcast] We have been looking at the following scripture up close and personal.Isaiah 26: 3, “You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trust in you!! Last week we got up to “him whose mind is steadfast.  This week we are starting with: “Because he trusts in you”….. the Hebrew word trust is batach, to attach oneself.  To confide in, feel safe, be confident, secure.   Picture a baby with her mom or dad, don’t we want to trust God like that child who is … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace: How To Maintain A Spiritually Steadfast Mind

[display_podcast]“You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you!!” (Isaiah 26: 3 ) Let’s take a look at this word up close and personal: “You will keep” …Satan is very cunning.  Our knowledge alone will not keep us protected.  What we need is a watchman.  And we do have Jesus who is willing and able if we will set our minds on him.The Hebrew word for keep is nasar, meaning to guard, keep, and protect.   The Holy Spirit is the perfect watch … [Read more...]

Church for Men 23: Is Self-Esteem Wrecking Church Attendance?

[display_podcast] The modern self-esteem movement is celebrating its 50th birthday. In 1965, sociologist Morris Rosenberg invented “The Self-Esteem Scale” — the first academic tool that assessed a person’s view of himself. In 1969 Psychologist Nathaniel Branden took that data and released “The Psychology of Self-Esteem,” which became the bible of the modern self-esteem movement. Over the next two decades higher self-esteem came to be seen as the antidote to crime, drug abuse, teen pregnancy and … [Read more...]