“But the salvation of the righteous is from the Lord; He is their strength in the time of trouble. And the Lord shall help them and deliver them; He shall deliver them from the wicked, and save them, because they trust Him.” Psalm 37:39-40 Covid19 hit our little town this week, and it was a … Continue reading The Dungeons of Doubt
Hope Restored After a recent leadership training, SoCal Women’s Network leader Nonda Houston asked us what God’s calling on our life was. When she asked this question, the word “hope” popped into my head. At the time, I wasn’t sure what it meant, but this morning the Lord has brought it to life. I feel … Continue reading Hope Restored
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Here is another one of my grandpa's pieces. Daniel 3: 1-3 KJV, Nebuchadnezzar the king made an image of gold, whose height was threescore cubits and the breadth thereof six cubits: he set it up in the plain of Dura, in the province of Babylon. Then Nebuchadnezzar the king sent to gather together the … Continue reading Be Careful for Nothing
This is a little something my grandpa wrote. It’s a good read. This too shall pass friends. Of all the tools the enemy uses against the body of Christ, I doubt there are any he uses more effectively than fear. Fear can be devastating when it manifests in the form of sickness, oppression, envy, jealousy, … Continue reading The Many Faces of Fear
"The horse is prepared in the day of battle, but deliverance is from the Lord." Proverbs 21:31 Deliverance is from the Lord, not from man. Man will not calm this chaos, but He will. Fear is a feeling from Satan himself. Fear creates isolation, irrational behavior (buying Costco out of toilet paper and Clorox wipes), … Continue reading The Roots of Fear
“The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness , but is long suffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.” 2nd Peter 3:9 (NKJV). Have you ever felt anxious to do something? Like if you don’t act in this very moment, an opportunity … Continue reading Waiting is working
Do you ever have days when you don't feel Him as much in your life.? You know He's there, because He's always there, but you don't feel His presence as strongly as other days. Usually when I have one of these days, I ignore it and try to fill the void with things of this … Continue reading Known in the midst of the unknown.
Photo Credit: The Faithful Wanderer (Jessica Gorton) A little something my grandpa (Jerry Gorton) wrote. It’s something we all experience, and is a truth we should all live. Enjoy 😊 Inconvenience There is a sublety that can be introduced into our attitude and thoughts through inconvenience. This can happen without our having any awareness of … Continue reading Inconvenience
Photo Credit: Jessica Gorton (The Faithful Wanderer) What If… What if He just said no, Allowing us to take the full blow. What if He kept His son to Himself? Giving the devil all the wealth? Where would we be? If He did not give His life for you and me? If He didn’t suffer? … Continue reading What If…
Photo Credit: Jessica Gorton (The Faithful Wanderer) Own Your Transgressions “For all have sinned and fall short of the Glory of God.” Romans 3:23 “If my foot slips, Your mercy will hold me up.” Psalm 94:18 Dictionary.com defines conviction as “a firmly held belief or opinion” and it defines condemnation as “the act of declaring … Continue reading Own Your Transgressions