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.
To set it up, the Book of Haggai revolves around God’s… [continue reading]
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.
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.
Although I never want to put every person and situation in… [continue reading]
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.
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]
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]
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
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]
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]