Authenticity and vulnerability often disappear when we take spiritual leadership roles. I saw this firsthand when reviewing an old blog.
If I hadn’t been there, I might not have believed it myself. The following story, while unbelievable, really did happen to me in a sleepy little church in Alabama one Wednesday night in the dead of summer.
He looked at me with the same eyes He had as a boy when He had scraped His knee or lost His first pet—a deep painful longing for comfort that only a mother can bring.
Recently I challenged members of both of my congregations to reach out and pray with their neighbors. In these chaotic times, many people are searching for hope and healing. What better time has there ever been to offer the peace and hope that comes in prayer to our Saviour? I am so excited for this … Continue reading Praying with your Neighbors How-To
Daniel 12:2 Revelation 20:12-13 2 Cor 5:10 Matthew 12:37 Hebrews 9:27 John 12:48 Jude 1:6 1 Pet 4:17 John 5:22, 24 1 John 4:7 Psalm 98:9
Here are some verses to work through for yourself on some functions of prayer that might not be so obvious. Ephesians 6:18 1 John 5:14-15 Matthew 26:41 Jeremiah 33:3 Phil. 4:6-7 Psalm 145:18 Luke 21:36 James 1:5 Psalm 55:22 Hebrews 4:15-16 What is your favorite function of prayer?
The past few days have been tragic. Ukraine is being invaded by Russia and civilians are being killed indiscriminately. I know there are a LOT of voices shouting and calling from every direction, as a church member, here are a few helpful things to remember: 1. Pray for Ukraine’s people. They are being killed—no matter … Continue reading Pray for Ukraine- a Breakdown
Here are a few verses that you can use to study the Gifts of the Spirit for yourself! 1 Peter 4:10 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 Vs 28-31 Romans 12:6-8 2 Tim 1:6 1 Corinthians 14: 1-3 1 Tim 4:14 1 Cor 13:8 Here's a song to help you learn some of the gifts! https://youtu.be/nmvrPooOCjA
What is Baptism by immersion? What is the Baptism of the Holy Spirit? Order these verses in an order that you would use to instruct someone on the baptism of the Holy Spirit and Baptism by immersion. Acts 1:5 Matthew 3:11 John 3:5 Acts 19:1-3, 6 Acts 1:4-5 John 3:22 Acts 8:12 Acts 10:47 Romans … Continue reading Baptism Study
Day 1 Today Cerberus and I visited the grieving tree just outside our garden walls. A deep restlessness has settled over us as new life is rooting itself in the batten ground around us. All day we paced between the walls checking for signs the land is healing. Our obsessive checking probably doesn't help the … Continue reading The Healing Tree – pt. 2