Reflections of Grace 100: How I Learned the Hard Way


[display_podcast]I had been doing everything required of a “good Christian,” and I was still missing out on what it means to know Him and be involved in a best friend relationship with Him. This relationship would transform me to love as He loved, because I was coming to know Him in a personal way. Even after years of “working” within the structure of the church, including women’s ministries, which I started and in which I labored, resulting in much fruit, I was still so blinded to my own … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace: Breaking the Old Records Spinning in Our Minds


[display_podcast]If we are made new in Christ why do we avoid dealing with certain areas of our life? Why do we tolerate people treating us the way they do? How is it that we keep finding ourselves repeating the same old dysfunctional patterns? We ask these questions because we recognize we're stuck in behaviors that we know are not a part of God's will. Even when we know the answer as to why we do what we do, we often stay stuck.Learning to merge off of the broad way and onto the … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace: Spiritually LISTEN UP!


[display_podcast] Today we will talk about the difference in the spirit, which is the part of you that is alive unto God, and the soul, which are our mind, will and emotions.  It is the soulish realm, our minds that keep us bound to strongholds.  Simply put, it is the renewing of our minds that will set us free.  When we accepted Jesus and His atonement into our hearts we were born again.   Our spirits were alive unto God and we know we have eternal life with him.  Our minds however, are still f … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace: Finding Liberty and Freedom in “Kingdom Living”


[display_podcast] WHAT IS A STRONGHOLD? Most of us think of strongholds, more in terms of an actual external sense.   But listen to this scripture in 2 Corinthians 10:4“(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds)  Casting down imaginations and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ” Another translation says: “For the weapons of … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 48: Living From the Heart – Really Knowing Him!


[display_podcast] I am constantly amazed at the fact that when I am in the beauty of the outside how very close to Jesus I feel.  He woos me, courts me, and wins me over every time as I ponder Him while walking.  In the beauty of His holiness, in the presence of His creation He meets me there.  His splendor is always there when I open my heart to His presence.The first way to really know Him is in the beauty of your surroundings…notice it, ponder it, lean into it.  He is speaking.  The ke … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 47: Living From the Heart – When Feelings Lose Their Power


[display_podcast] How can I describe the feelings?Grief Despair Fear Anxiety Sorrow Emptiness AngerYears ago I was alone with myself and thought I would never recover from the empty shell that was me.My feelings became my faithful companions until I finally started talking to God.  Boy did I have the questions.The most fascinating thing to me was that He never left.  He stepped back, though,  to give me time to come to the place of realizing all my answers we … [Read more...]