I count it a blessing to have the opportunity to learn from such an amazing Pastor, and some truly awesome ministers of God’s word. Sunday after Sunday I feverishly scribble down notes, and in between the shouting and jumping from my seat, I manage to jot down some great nuggets that I believe God himself pours out for me…for us. So I’d like to share some encouragement, that I pray leaps from my notepad into your heart. Continue reading
God did not intend for us to be fearful. In fact, he wants us to be strong and courageous. He wants to move us from bondage to liberty. I touched on this in my last post, Breaking the Chains of Fear (Part One): 7 Fundamental Truths About Fear, which was part one of a two-part series. The focus of this series is conquering emotionally destructive fear – the kind of fear that breeds worry and anxiety, that robs us of a joy-filled life and causes us to step outside of God’s will. While my previous post took a look at the ways the enemy uses fear as a form of bondage against God’s people, now I’d like to take a look at what God’s Word says about conquering this fear.
I’ve been blogging for 3 months now, and as humble as I would like to believe I am, I have to admit, I still feel the pressure of wanting to be “liked” in the blogosphere. As much as I’d like to say that I don’t need anyone to “like” me, or agree with my point of view, or even care about what I have to say…the truth is, in this busy land of social sharing, we all in one way or another want to be liked. We all want to feel that our writing has purpose, and that we are impacting and inspiring someone…ideally many.
Today just so happens to be my birthday. So I was saddened to hear that one of my heroes passed away today. I know she has gone on to be with the Lord, so I will not let the sadness harbor. Instead, I decided to honor just of few of the countless examples of Salt & Light this truly “Phenomenal Woman” shed upon this earth. I invite you to scroll through and be inspired…
This morning I had the honor and pleasure of teaching a lesson on Goal Setting. My husband and I are part of our church’s Prison Ministry, and on the third Saturday of every month we volunteer our mornings to the important ministry of encouraging those that are incarcerated. Our program is very special to me, because we reach out to such a vulnerable and often forgotten about group – incarcerated teens. This month was my turn to minister, and hours later I am still in awe at the way the Lord imparted a message of hope, faith and vision to these young men. Continue reading