Spiritual Growth

What Is The Kingdom of God?

Posted by on Jan 19, 2018 in Can You Tell Me?, Spiritual Growth | 0 comments

What Is The Kingdom of God?

In 1985, when my husband was  in depression again, I found it very painful. One morning I knelt beside our bed and poured out my heart to the Lord. I found myself praying, “Lord, will you send Frans to us?” Who was Frans? An ordinary engineer who lived in Europe, Franz Schadee (Bible Mission International) had been touched by the Lord in a Billy Graham Crusade and sensed God’s direction to take food, warm clothing, and Bibles to people on the other side of the Iron Curtain. A compatriot of the renowned Bible smuggler, Brother Andrew, Frans found ways to penetrate the Iron Curtain and meet...

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Your Five Favorite Words for 2018?

Posted by on Jan 4, 2018 in Spiritual Growth | 0 comments

Your Five Favorite Words for 2018?

I like to ask people to choose five favorite words that they like to say, think about, or feel attracted to. Then I ask them to review their list and choose their most favorite one. Over the years, I’ve seen that our “favorite words” can offer us a clue as to what we need in order to become the spiritually mature, whole, and fulfilled person God planned for us to be. Here are some words that my friends are choosing this year: grace, joy, love, responsibility, presence, peace, repentance, balance, unfolding, beautiful, transparency, humble, kind, respectful, movement,...

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Prayer: “Lord, Set Us Free”

Posted by on Dec 2, 2017 in Winning the 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 of evil spirits. Often areas of their lives are in...

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Dreams Provide Us Divine Counsel

Posted by on Nov 13, 2017 in Dreams-Visions, God's Voice | 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, listening as the Creator offers us guidance and...

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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 receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of...

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Dream Sharing & Interpretation Group

Posted by on Sep 30, 2017 in Dreams-Visions, 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 God’s people value their dreams and learn how to...

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