I’m Waiting: How Do You Know When It’s Love?

[display_podcast]ImWaiting recently spent two days at a local high school.  On our exit survey we have a place for questions.  Students can ask anonymous questions and we either answer it right there or later on social media.We received the question we get at practically every place we speak.  “When and how do you know it’s love?”Teens, we hope you’re reading this.  Parents, we hope you show this to your teens.The word love gets thrown around a lot.  We love a lot of things, TV sh … [Read more...]

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...]

Reflections of Grace 112: Experiencing Him as the Pursuer of Your Heart

We all have had desert experiences in our lives at different seasons of time along our journey. Some seasons of trial are short and some are very long.He loves us so much that sometimes He allows us to stay in those deserts for a while to bring us back to Him. When it gets hot and dry we start looking for Him for relief. You know why?He misses you and desires relationship with you.Hosea 2:6 says: “For this reason I will fence her in with thornbushes. I will block her path with a w … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 103: Is It About Works or Relationship?

[display_podcast] I love the church.   If you know Jesus then you are the church too; One of the many members of the Church, the Body, of Jesus, who is our Head But I somewhere along the way thought being in the building brought my status with God so much higher. I lost the mentality that I was there to grow in Jesus. Oh yes, I was taught that I was the temple where Jesus lived, but I was also taught I had to be in a building to truly walk with him.   It took me too long to realize that I did … [Read more...]

Ouxano 100: If You Teach Your Kids to Brush Their Teeth, Teach Them to Follow God

[display_podcast] I often hear well-meaning Christian parents say the following, “I don’t want to force God on my child.  I want them to make their own decisions and create their own relationship with God.” I agree that an overbearing, hypocritical, legalistic way of parenting is just wrong, but let me challenge you with a different perspective: If it’s important to actively train our kids in matters of personal hygiene (brushing their teeth), education (attend and do their best in school), ma … [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...]