Category Archives: trials

What Do You Think Of Coincidences?

I was just reminded of a personal experience revolving around a coincidence a few years ago that was so powerful that it has become the “reason for my enduring faith”.

Granted this is only one of a hundred experiences since coming to Christ, but nothing even close to this. Continue reading

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SOAP: Day Fourteen – Open Your Eyes!

If you want to know how you can begin doing the will of God, simply ask Him to break your heart for what breaks His. You will begin to see pain, suffering, oppression, poverty, loneliness, fear, sickness and a host of other human sufferings that God wants to use us to step into, to be His heart, hands, and feet. But we can’t do that until we see through His eyes.   Continue reading

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An Open Letter To My Readers

Whether it is through fictional representations of the imaginations found somewhere deep inside, or a transparent ministry of hope and healing found in the deepest recesses of the heart which sheds light in dark places with the intent of guiding others to their own victories, or the instructional wisdom found only in a life that has been there done that, it all matters.   Continue reading

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SOAP: Day Eight – Do You Remember?

The only way we get through the hardships of life is in community. The suffering is made easier and the celebrations made sweeter. Continue reading

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When God Has Different Plans

It was supposed to be a relaxing vacation at a tiny cabin in the San Bernardino Mountains in Southern California; a time to reconnect with God and refocus my priorities… a revival of sorts. And I knew how it was … Continue reading

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A Season Of Suffering

I have come to discover that the reason the words of those closest to me sting so deeply is because just beyond my own conscious awareness has been this Inner-Condemner who has been spewing the same lies my entire life! Continue reading

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Love Your Neighbor As Yourself

Matthew 22:39  A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself It has been said many times in many circles – you can’t give away what you yourself don’t have. How can I truly love my neighbor if I … Continue reading

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