Heart-Based Journey

Prayer: “Lord, Set Us Free”

Posted by on Dec 2, 2017 in Spiritual Battle | 3 comments

Prayer: “Lord, Set Us Free”

Violence and chaos are trying to rule our cities and highways. People are living in fear. The media is lying to us. So too our films from Hollywood. Our bodies are addicted to all manner of evil; illicit sexual practices, fantasies out of control, porn, gambling, etc. Our hearts are filled with deep-seated anger, bitterness, hatred, rage, and rebellion, often leading to self-destructive impulses. A sense of rejection, guilt, poor self-esteem, unworthiness, and shame. Our churches are filled with believers who are hurting through the activity...

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Dreams Provide Us Divine Counsel

Posted by on Nov 13, 2017 in Dreams-Visions | 0 comments

Dreams Provide Us Divine Counsel

Early in our spiritual journey my husband, Jerry, and I discovered that the dream is not merely a meaningless response to sense stimuli during sleep. From a biblical standpoint, the dream presents a way for God to speak directly to His people while they slumber in their beds. One type of message God uses the dream for is to give us divine counsel. According to Psalms 16:7, we can expect to receive wise counsel, even during the wee hours when our brain is not conscious. During sleep the mind may be turned off, but the spirit is still active,...

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Bible Study: Growing In Grace

Posted by on Oct 31, 2017 in Bible Studies, Spiritual Growth | 0 comments

Bible Study: Growing In Grace

Introduction Grace is a vital aspect of the gospel and we need to rely upon it in our Christian life, but many believers don’t understand it, realize its importance, or know how to recognize it and receive it. The gospel, which has come to you, just as in all the world also, it is constantly bearing fruit and increasing, even as it has been doing in you also since the day you heard of it and understood the grace of God in truth (Col 1:5-6).   For if by the transgression of the one, death reigned through the one, much more those who...

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Dream Sharing & Interpretation Group

Posted by on Sep 30, 2017 in Dreams-Visions, Hearing God's Voice | 0 comments

Dream Sharing & Interpretation Group

  I’ve just opened a dream sharing & interpretation group on Facebook. If you are interested in understanding dreams from a Christian perspective and would like to join our group, let me know. This is something I’ve talked about doing for several years and now I’ve finally done it. Jerry and I pray that some of you will discover another way that you can hear from God. About the group This group offers a forum for people who want to explore the meaning of their dreams from a Christian perspective. Our goal is to help...

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Childhood Longings

Posted by on Aug 25, 2017 in Spiritual Journey | 0 comments

In Muskegon, MI with my sister & her husband who live in the home I grew up in. As I sit in my childhood bedroom, memories come flooding in. Down the road is the home of my Child Evangelism teacher. She’s long gone, but her flannel graph Bible stories seeded my young heart with spiritual hunger. I remember saying, “Some day I want to know a God like the people in her stories did.” Now at 77 yrs., I ask myself: Did the longings of my youth get fulfilled? Have I encountered a living God of power who loves me? Do I know His...

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Use the Full Armor of God

Posted by on Aug 13, 2016 in Spiritual Battle | 0 comments

Use the Full Armor of God

Because of the urgency of the hour in our nation, I am re-posting the second half of a message (We Are At War: Wake Up) by Ralph Nault given shortly after the trade towers fell. As God’s children, we can use the full armor of God in this spiritual battle waging for the heart of our nation. Here is Ralph in his own words: I’m sure the scriptures in Ephesians 6 are some you’ve heard many times, but I want to cover them once again, because this is a time when we need what they have to offer us: knowledge and wisdom. 1. Be...

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Why Do You Not Forgive?

Posted by on Jun 19, 2016 in Forgiveness | 0 comments

Why Do You Not Forgive?

Jesus Christ teaches us to forgive all others—those who owe us, those who wronged us, those who failed us—if we want to be forgiven by our Heavenly Father. And He tells us that forgiveness must take place in our heart, so we won’t be turned over to the torturers. Yet many of us find it difficult to do what Jesus says. Living in an age of retribution, we are holding grudges and grievances and a need to make offenders pay for what they did to us. Why do we not forgive? Ignorance One reason is because we are ignorant of what forgiveness...

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I Now Forgive You!

Posted by on Jun 19, 2016 in Forgiveness | 0 comments

I Now Forgive You!

We need to make peace in our heart with everyone who has ever hurt us and get that cleared up before God. We need to forgive our father and mother and all other family or friends for what they did or did not do for us in our life. And we must become aware of our need to forgive our self.  We cannot come to a place of peace as long as we are holding grudges against our self. No one is benefiting from this; to the contrary, we are hurting our families and friends. It is amazing to me how difficult it is for people to forgive themselves. They...

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Part 3: What Is Heart-Based Forgiveness?

Posted by on Jun 19, 2016 in Forgiveness | 0 comments

Part 3: What Is Heart-Based Forgiveness?

In heart-based forgiveness, some type of spiritual event usually takes place in the heart of the wounded person that empowers them to release an offender from their debt. We will know when we have truly released someone from their trespass when we think of it and feel only a rush of joy and love. Blog #22 listed 14 aspects of forgiving from the heart. Here I’ll discuss the last seven aspects. 8. Agree to live with consequences of transgressor’s sin In forgiving offenders, we are agreeing to live with the consequences of their sins. This...

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Part 2: What Is Heart-Based Forgiveness?

Posted by on Jun 18, 2016 in Forgiveness | 0 comments

Part 2: What Is Heart-Based Forgiveness?

To forgive our offenders their debt, usually requires some type of groundwork must take place. Our negative emotions (resentment, anger, revenge) must become available to us. These destructive feelings do us great harm, actually holding us in bondage to the past. Negative emotions will continue to rob us of our God-given creative energy that enables us to live life more creatively and fully. Until we forgive our offenders, our energy will be tied up with them. Blog #22 listed 14 aspects of forgiving from the heart. Here I’ll discuss the next...

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