The Glory is Within You!

Jesus spoke in parables. God spoke through stories. The point was to illustrate a truth. Stories and parables paint a picture of a principle. And as I was reading through Haggai this week, I saw an amazing illustration of our righteousness in Christ.

The Glory is Within You

To set it up, the Book of Haggai revolves around God’s… [continue reading]

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All In

To be all in is originally a poker term meaning to bet all you have on one hand. But in modern lingo, it can also mean to be totally committed to something. I guess we could use God and Jesus as an example. When it came to saving the world, they were ALL IN.

All In

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Is Depression a Choice?

I was talking to someone yesterday about depression and she commented that she thought depression was the result of choices. She herself had been tempted (for good reason) to become depressed about a situation in her life, but realized she could choose it or reject it.

You are Strong

Although I never want to put every person and situation in… [continue reading]

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Be Different. Be Thankful.

I’ve reminded you before, thanksgiving isn’t a day on the calendar–it’s a lifestyle. And all the more, according to scripture, we need to be intentionally grateful, lest we look like the world.

Be Different. Be Thankful.

So HAPPY THANKSGIVING from Mirror Ministries, Identity Advantage, and myself! May God richly reveal to you all the reasons you have to be… [continue reading]

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Home from War

Home from War

This weekend I saw someone at church I hadn’t seen in a long time. As soon as we had a chance to greet one another, I made a bee line to him to say hi and give him a hug. He was obviously uncomfortable and a little shy of looking anyone in the eyes, but he hugged… [continue reading]

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Your Expectation is God’s Invitation

Your Expectation is God's Invitation

It’s hard to believe we’re approaching the gift-giving season already –but then again, between family birthdays, baby showers, and weddings, is it ever not the gift-giving season?

More specifically, as Christians in tune with the Holy Spirt, it’s ALWAYS the gift-giving season! But don’t get weary with that thought, it’s actually really cool how… [continue reading]

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Righteousness Exalts a Nation

Righteousness Exalts a Nation

I receive many prayer requests on my Facebook page and not that long ago was asked to pray for elections in Kenya. And then a second message asked for continued prayer as votes were counted and announcements were made. I immediately thought of Proverbs 14:34.

“Righteousness exalts a nation; but sin is

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Fear is the Polar Opposite of God

Fear is the Polar Opposite of God

If you’ve tried to rent a movie lately, or even scrolled through your TV guide to watch something, you’ve noticed the plethora of scary, frightful, even downright evil that has taken over the media industry. Personally, I hate it. And as Christians we need to understand this truth: Fear is the polar opposite… [continue reading]

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God Can’t Be the Oppressor AND the Deliverer

God is Not the Oppressor AND the Deliverer

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I saw a sign in front of a church yesterday that said, “God will not give you more than you can handle.” Now where is that scripture? Because the implication is if you’re sick, broke, or overwhelmed, God is the one who gave it to… [continue reading]

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Why Do We Seek God Last?

Why Do We Seek God Last?

It’s so easy to get in a routine and forget that faith still pleases God. For example, this morning I woke up when my alarm went off only to doze back off for 45 minutes. The problem is, this is Tuesday–and my blog always goes out at 7:00am on Tuesday mornings. This meant I… [continue reading]

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