Jesus in HD 155: The Very. Best. Thing

[display_podcast]Get ready for a well-deserved pat on the back, and a hearty, “Well done!”In addition to that, welcome to Luke’s heartwarmingly endearing introduction of two precious women: Martha and her sister Mary.As you are about to hear in this PODCAST, this delightful little story now brings us full circle in our discussion of the Return of the Seventy from their very first mission’s trip.You might remember that while debriefing their by-all-accounts exuberantly successful e … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 109: Where Are Your Weapons?

[display_podcast] I have never been known for my poise when it comes to walking. It seems I have always been a little off balance and clumsy. My awkward displays have made for a lot of giggling among our family at many of our gatherings.  One such incident happened many years ago. My family and I went to a restaurant after a church meeting. I had on sling-back floppy 4-inch heels that day. Going into the restaurant, we walked in front of a row of windows, with customers eating on the other … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 96: A Walk Into His Secret Place

[display_podcast] Have you ever been so overcome with the intimate love of Jesus that you feel totally undone?Over the past many months, through some great emotional trials, I have leaned into Him… like in a wine press. He actually became my strength.   The hardest times in our lives are the very times He most reveals Himself. Every issue you may deal with in life, if you would only allow Him into it, you will find extreme comfort, growth, and an intimacy with Him that will stay with … [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...]

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...]


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