This young girl’s video really touched my heart because she sounds a lot like I was 40 some years ago. Very shy, and worried about what people thought, and turning to alcohol to lose, or loosen up, inhibitions. She was saved a whole lot quicker than I was and our salvation experiences were a bit different- other than sitting in church and just crying and not knowing why. Anyway, I hope you enjoy this one.
Why Do the Nations Rage?
The Maze That I Sometimes See
This is the word that I use to describe some of the things that have taken place within the visible Christian Church within the last four or five decades. There is definitely history involved, in teachings, manifestations and what has transpired during this time. Gotquestions.org has a quick overview on some of the aspects which you can view here. To be candid with you, I still haven’t figured all of it out, but I have backed away from some of it, actually a lot of it, because of excesses, false teachings and what I would deem as false manifestations of God’s Holy Spirit, such as “Holy Laughter” and being “slayed in the spirit”, to name but a couple.
That’s not to say that I don’t believe that the gifts of the Holy Spirit are not still in operation. I definitely do, but there is a distinct difference between what…
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Miracles Happen: Here’s One – Tim Barnett – Revisited Just Because . . .
This is a WordPress repost that I just had to share with you. It’s from the Stand To Reason blog site. Take the time to read it and listen to it, trust me, you’ll be glad you did.
There are seasons of life that arereallyhard. My family is going through one right now. In the last month, we have been hit with the death of my grandpa, a painful autoimmune disease in my four-year-old daughter, the discovery of a large four-inch mass on my father-in-law’s spine, and the serious prospect of pancreatic cancer in my uncle. We’re getting hit hard. But I don’t think we’re unique. Many people go through periods like this.
During this painful season, we have been praying fervently. Unfortunately, we are not seeing the miraculous healings we are asking for.
These kinds of experiences have caused some to doubt God’s ability to…
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To Steward A Broken Heart Well
See, there's this thing called biology...
I really like that as a purpose, as the meaning of life, as the very essence of our faith.
Whose broken heart? Mostly our own. There’s a song that goes, “Show me how to love like You have loved me, Break my heart for what breaks Yours..” As the Bible says, “Mourn with those who mourn, weep with those who weep..” In order to do that one must have a heart that is willing to break and be put back together. One of my favorite definitions of grace is, “absorbing the cost.” Love comes with a price, it asks you to absorb the cost, it is painful. There is no such thing as “feel good” love. That’s a harsh statement, but one cannot even love a dog without at some point experiencing the pain of separation and death. Love often hurts, at least if you’re doing it well.
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