Be Different. Be Thankful.

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.

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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Trading Your Shame for His Righteousness

Trading Our Shame

Beautiful God
Laying Your majesty aside
You reached out in love to show me life
Lifted from darkness into light
King for a slave
Trading Your righteousness for shame

These are the opening words of the song, Like An Avalanche by Hillsong United. I am especially touched by the last phrase: Trading

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The Self You’ve Been Wrestling With

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When I wrote my first book about righteousness in 2003, my grandmother was 83 years old. Even at that age, I greatly admired her. She was hospitable, beautiful, and in every way reminded me of the Proverbs 31 woman.

As we stood in her kitchen in Mt. Vernon, Texas, I was surprised at what she told me about my book. She said, “I enjoyed it very much… [continue reading]

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Can You Hear Me Now?

Can You Hear Me Now?

You’ve heard it. You can quote it. “He who has ears to hear, let him hear!” Jesus said it several times to the multitudes as He ministered to them the truths of God’s Kingdom.

And now, here we are, over 2,000 years later, and the question remains: Can you hear me now? (That’s… [continue reading]

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