- Make sure you do “me time” on a regular basis. Go ahead and be a bit selfish to love yourself enough to award you ten minutes to an hour a day. Engage in an activity you enjoy that takes your mind of work or any other stressors that may be Continue reading “12 Steps to Tranquility in a Rapidly Changing World”
My husband and I had been home together for the last four days. We didn’t do much, just chores about the house and watched some TV. We only wanted to relax so Thursday and Friday was great, but Saturday we became a bit restless so we went out and saw a movie. On Sunday of that week, I decided it would be nice to get out of the house once again so I suggested we go to the beach. My husband wanted to avoid the crowds at our local beach and we drove to another one about an hour away in another city. Continue reading “Take the Right Picture…..”
Recently our news reported the story of three kidnap victims who were youngsters at abduction but are now young women. Their rescue after being held in captivity by a madman for ten years was nothing short of a miracle. It seemed like a resurrection, as many thought these girls were long dead after a decade of Continue reading “Evil Prevails when Good People Shut Up!”
Hollow traditions and rituals have left a salty taste in the mouth of true worshipers. This could be due to the institutional church’s landscape drastically changing in the last fifteen years. Believers are confused, dazed and even more fearful than ever. There are various reasons this climate of uncertainty exists. Everything from misappropriated church funds to improperly trained clergy leaders are a few of the components that leave the faithful feeling more vulnerable than empowered. Our question now becomes, how are we to love God, demonstrate the compassion of Christ while at the same time meet one anothers needs? If there are so many in the body still hurting and despondent how do we set their feet on the path to total healing if we’re still struggling with the “rules” of Christianity? Continue reading “Tradition, Ritual, Relationship – Can they Co-Exist?”
Recently, it has been in the news that December 21st 2012 is the END OF THE ENTIRE WORLD! Now, as foreboding as this my seem, I think we need to take a deeper look into how we’re responding to this news more than worry about whether that date is the END. Walk with me on this thought for a second. What if that was the date the world was ending. What would you do? Continue reading “Doomsday Predictions & YOU!”
The spiritual climate among believers is pretty much at an all time high. Every prophetic person, ministry or book is pointing out that a tremendous move of God is about to take place. The book of revelation is more alive in our lifetime than ever before and even Hollywood is citing biblical references in movies. Our society is unraveling to the point that even the most faithful are backsliding as leaders are falling into sin.
One message that is clear is that Christ followers must keep their ear to the ground to hear what the spirit of God is speaking in terms of direction. We are all aware spiritual attacks occur, but how do we know we when we’re the bulls eye? Is there a way to know? Continue reading “Are you the Bullseye of a Spiritual Attack?”
I have for the last five years felt distanced from “the church” and many who propose to be a part of the conventional church. For years my journey has led me to houses of worship and to church leaders who seemed to have an aversion to either living holy or embracing me (a female) with any level of respect. This lack for love and nurturing is a trend that has infiltrated many congregations. The faithful are being shunned, ostracized and called witches to make room for worship styles that do not always exalt the Father. We know that in the last days we’ll face perilous times (2 Tim 3:1) but also we’ll encounter a falling away (2 Thess 2:3). While “the church” would like to believe this excludes them, this event is not isolated to the unbelieving sinner we’re often so quick to condemn. Sadly, it’s already commenced. The house church movement has grown not because people are not willing to submit to leadership, but because they have submitted to them and were wounded. They’ve found perverse leadership who routinely operate in unGodly fashion and evict themselves from accountability. They operate the church as if it were a corporation and under the guise of preaching the gospel, souls are lost. More emphasis has been given to protocol, traditions, sexism, racism, personal agendas and money which seems to be the ultimate god. Many of the exiled have been either invited to vacate fellowships or felt compelled to do so due to alienation or other form of intimidation. Regularly, the exiled are accused of “operating in witchcraft”.
Where is the compassion? Continue reading “Reflections of an Exiled Believer”