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7 Steps for Mental Peace During Mental Health Awareness Month
May is National Mental Health Awareness Month; today, the world is grappling, trying to find hope and mental clarity. I have wonderful news for you! Despite pain and heartache, you were designed to flourish. You Are Not Your Disability Or Your Trauma...
What Is a Mantle of Praise and Why Is It So Powerful?
Make the choice to take off the garment of heaviness and put on the Lord. As you praise, He embraces you and holds you safe, protecting you from evil.
The Oil of Joy in Your Life
Ask the Lord to anoint you with the oil of joy of His Holy Spirit. Jesus looked beyond His suffering to the joy of seeing you experience peace with God. May you, like Jesus, say, “Not my will but Thine be done.”
Beauty From Ashes
Today, the Lord wants give you beauty from asshes and clothe you in the head-dress of His beloved bride, and then make you into a priest to your God.
Learn to Know Yourself & Experience Healthy Vulnerability
Did you know it takes courage to be vulnerable? It really does. Just because you love Jesus doesn’t mean you are vulnerable – that is a daily life choice that must be learned and pursued. What Does it Mean to Be Vulnerable? According to Webster’s Dictionary,...
What Do You Need? Your Desires Provide a Clue
Desire is not good nor evil in its first moment. It points to a need waiting to find expression and be satisfied in an honoring and respectful way.
Share the Joy of the Magi
Did you know the New Testament’s first use of the root word for joy is in Matthew, speaking of the wise men who traveled to Israel from Persia? The Prophecies of Daniel Pointed to the Messiah Daniel, an Old Testament prophet greatly loved by God, grew to a position of...
Do You Ever Feel Worthless? The High Priestly Garments Tell a Story of Your Great Value
Unresolved trauma limits vision, but God has given us color for specific reasons. The priestly garments have a special message for you.
Colorful Jesus + Healing Art Activity
Light always overcomes the darkness, which hides color and definition and steals joy. Light brings color and hope.
God Gave Us Color: a Gift to Bless Us
What if God gave us color as a gift to experience healing? A reminder of His presence and a testament to His goodness?
Made a Wrong Turn? Turn to the LORD and Find Rest in Him
Have you ever made a wrong turn and found it hard to turn back? Use these tips to return to Jesus. He’s waiting for you.
The Repairer of the Breach: Biblical Principles for Dealing With the Rubble in Your Life
You may wonder if there is hope for you to experience healing and victory in spite of the rubble in your life. Jesus is our Healer. He delights in healing broken hearts.
Jesus is the Healer, Will You Let Him Heal Your Wounds?
Just a Small Pain? Mom was preparing me for bed when a knock came at the door. She put me on a chair, handed me my bottle, and went to answer the door. Curious, like most toddlers, I tried to peak around the corner. The chair overbalanced and I tumbled headfirst to...
There is Freedom from the Unrelenting Voice of Trauma
With unresolved trauma, the wounded part continues to cry out. Your body remembers the trauma and the painful moments when you felt helpless.
Don’t Strive to Put on the Armor of God (It’s Okay to Slow Down and Rest)
God is NEVER harsh or judgmental. He walked in your shoes. He knows how you feel when you can barely get out of bed in the morning. Learn how to slow down and rest.
A Tribute to the Queen Points Us to the King of Kings
Elizabeth became Queen when I was a little girl, too young to know anything about kings or queens. And yet, all my life in which I had any awareness of England, Elizabeth was the Queen. The royal family belongs to Great Britain. In a broader sense, they belong to the...
What Does the Jewish Month of Av Mean for Christians?
Historically, Av is the month of tragedy and of national lament; a 3 week period of sorrow where Jews reflect on their disobedience and mourn the Temple’s destruction. It is the time of Teshuvah or repentance. As Believers in Jesus Christ, “Do you not know that...
A Practical Guide to Daily Intercessory Prayer | With Sample Prayers
Have you ever felt like you don’t pray enough? Use these steps as a guide to intercessory prayer.
This Secret Changed My Prayer Life
Let me share a secret that changed my prayer life: No formula exists that can turn a person into a prayer warrior.
Are You Suffering? Come Rest In the Arms of the Almighty
The sweetest lessons on prayer are learned in the valley of suffering, nestled in the arms of the Holy Spirit. Healing is a journey, even a lifestyle, with no quick fixes because you are not a machine; you are a beautiful person created in the image of God. In my...
How to Develop a Habit of Prayer | Experience an Intimate Relationship With Jesus
When I lived in Nepal, my neighbors daily bowed before the stone idol they worshiped, washing and presenting fresh flowers to it. Once cleansed and incense burning, they presented a food offering to please their god, asking to be kept safe from harm. This ritual was...
Struggling to Pray? It Could Be Your Father Wound
. Do you have a father wound? If so, you will be unaware of lies you imbibed as truth or the devastation caused deep inside you.
God is a Loving Father, He Welcomes You With Open Arms
God isn’t a cruel old man; He is a tender Daddy who loves you and calls you His own.
￼Does the Way You Pray Measure Your Experience of the Lord?
The Heavenly Father finds delight in you and receives your prayers as a gift from your heart to His.
Standing Strong in Prayer | How to Overcome a Distracted Mind When Praying
the validity and the effectuality of prayer are not determined or even affected by the subjective psychological condition of the one who prays.
How do We Pray? Prayer Grows Out of Friendship
Tell Him about whatever is on your heart. And listen as He speaks – through His Word and through His Spirit to your spirit.
Seasons in the Spiritual Realm | Thoughts on Prayer
To flow in unity with the Holy Spirit, we must turn our back on condemnation and receive the grace of the Lord. He will bring us through all seasons in the spiritual realm.
Healing the Mother Wound (It’s Never Too Late to be Nurtured)
He understands your pain. Allow His mother heart to minister to your wounded heart, embracing and nourishing you, comforting and blessing you.
Finding Light in the Darkness (Step Onto the Path of Peace)
I love trees. All shapes, sizes, and species. There is something majestic and inviting about them. Stepping beneath the canopy of the forest, I automatically inhale deeply. As my body relaxes, a feeling of contentment embraces me, and my soul is nurtured; I am in a...
What Happens When Your Survival Skills Hurt You?
This morning, a beautiful rust-colored bird got into my screened porch. Greatly distressed, he flew against the screen, first on one side, then another. Seeing me, he grew more frightened; not thinking clearly, he repeatedly flew into the screen, attempting to escape....
Does it Feel Like God Doesn’t Care When Bad Happens? (Truth: The Lord Cherishes You)
Why Does God Let Bad Things Happen? Does God care when your world collapses and your voice is silenced? Does the Lord see when war drives women and children from their homes and destroys communities? Can I trust God when evil flourishes? If we are honest, we have all...
Are We Living in the End Times? (It’s Ok, There Is Hope)
Regardless of your belief about when the Lord is returning, we each need hope. One thing is certain, no one knows the day or the hour.
This is How to Find Safety in Christ When You Face Fear
How Can I Feel Safe? We know in our heads that Jesus is stronger than whatever confronts us. But we need more in the face of terrible fears. Last night, relaxing in safety, a huge noise came at us. For a moment, it felt like an invasion as our home shook and noise...
How to Find Purpose When It Feels Like God Has Forgotten You
Does My Life Have Purpose? Do you feel you need a dynamic, visible role in the Church to be valued by God? Does working a secular job or staying home to raise children imply you have no purpose? Do you ever feel unworthy or fear you won’t hear Jesus say, “Well done,...
What to Do When Fear of Failure Keeps You from Growing
Let Go of the Fear of Failure Let go of what you can’t do, of what people might think, and step out of the boat. Try! It’s okay not to be perfect. Fear of Failure Have you ever avoided trying something new because you were afraid of failing? It is hard to step...
What to Do When You’re Hanging By a Thread
Do you feel like you are hanging on by a thread? A few months ago, during my morning walk, I noticed a pine cone caught in Spanish moss, gently swinging in the breeze. After a few days, the moss shifted and the cone hung by a strand. Marveling each time I passed under...
The Beginner’s Guide to Seeing Value in Others
You are of incredible value, and the Lord will bless you as you allow Him to use you to be His hands and arms to love the brokenhearted. Life is made up of relationships. Some fun. Some stimulating. Some toxic or heartbreaking. We quickly warm to some people; others,...
From Favored Son to Lowly Slave: Is God Still Good When Bad Things Happen?
Why Does God Let Bad Things Happen? The Lord God plans to do you good; His plans are not for disaster but to give you a future and a hope. God Had a Perfect Plan But His path led Joseph right through the valley of the shadows. In loving-kindness, the Lord positioned...
You Are Safe in the Father’s Arms
Does God Really Love Me? Do you find it difficult to imagine God loves you as you are? If you have a father wound, such a thought is almost unthinkable. Sunday, I saw one of the most beautiful pictures of a father’s love; it delighted my heart, giving me a new picture...
What Is a Sweet Smelling Aroma to God?
What Is a Sweet Aroma to God? Your aroma matters. Advertising teaches it is shameful to have any body odor, so they have come up with a plethora of synthetic goods to fix us. If we buy their products, we avoid embarrassment by having no odor (except theirs). I...
Don’t Let Your Brain Hold You Back: Open the Door to Possible
The New Year is filled with possibilities! You guessed it! New adventures and new opportunities to experience the goodness of the Lord await your discovery. Possibilities. Isn’t that an exciting word?! But did you know your brain may feel skeptical or even nervous...
What to Do When You Feel Lonely
Joseph was a victim of human trafficking who survived overwhelming adverse circumstances. He shows us what to do when you feel lonely.
How to Find Peace Even in the Storm
Peaceful and Safe When each of my children was a baby, I’d stand watching in amazement, longing to experience their peace. No matter the chaos or loud voices, they slept peacefully. In total vulnerability, a tiny smile creased their rosebud lips; they were safe and...
How to Find Joy in Life Again
How to Find Joy in Life Again Amid painful circumstances, I have learned Love, Hope, and Joy are based on intimacy – not on circumstances or the whims of humanity. Have You Lost Your Joy? I’ve walked many paths of sorrow in my search for joy. Growing up in a home...
What Is the True Meaning of Hope
Where Do We Find Hope? Relieved, I whispered, “Jesus, You are my Hope. Not officials. Not finding the right direction. Not doing the right thing at the right time. Not my ingenuity or abilities. Jesus is my only Hope.” Last night I dreamt I was at an airport, en-route...