As we repent for our sins and the sins of our nation let us not forget: God does not use
On January 18, 2014 I posted “Prayer and a Massage: Widowhood and Practical Ministry”
In the post I referred to, Kristen, who is my dear friend and great prayer warrior partner from Colorado. She met me in Stillwater, Oklahoma, so we could shower our sweet friend, Lavern, with love after the death of her beloved, Tom.
Kristen sincerely desires for her life lessons and pain to be greatly used for the Lord’s purpose. She told me months ago she and her family were creating a video for the purpose of passing on their spiritual heritage in the Lord and to declare God’s goodness, faithfulness, provision and protection.
The below video shares the story of the accident Kristen and her family survived months after our visit with Lavern.
Kristen practices thriving despite difficult circumstances. This isn’t the first time, but this is the most profound time.
Do you love hearing stories of God’s hand at work in people’s lives? Me too!
… if you, like me, have a flashing billboard on your forehead — turn it off! And keep clear of Icy Hot.
..”.students in our public schools have the right to express their faith in their assignments. They can witness to their classmates, read their Bibles at school, and yes, they can pray.”
There is relief, sometimes unexplainable, that only comes through prayer. So we pray for those we know and love and for those who ask us to pray for them.
Nothing crushes your spirit more than abuse.
We have to deal with abuse because it is contagious and gets passed on from generation to generation.
Crazymaking: Part 2 of Breaking Free from Abuse Here are notes I took yesterday from Pastor Rick Warren’s September series You Make Me Crazy. If you know a crazymaker or are a crazymaker God has much to say about abusive circumstances. No matter how bad your circumstances are you can count on God’s love and God’s power to break free from the abuse. David describes 92 times in scripture what abusers do and what they use against and over you. Breaking Free from Abuse: Part 2 1. Aggravation: taunting, picking on, provoking Jesus: “The truth will set you free.” John 8:32 David: “I said, ‘I will not say anything while evil people are near.’ So I kept quiet, not saying a word… but my suffering only grew worse, and I was overcome with anxiety. The more I thought, the more troubled I became; I could not keep from asking: ‘Lord, how long will I live? When will I die? Tell me how soon my
This is for sweet women suffering in abusive relationships who need to know God is on their side; I am too and I am praying for you.
If you or someone you know is suffering from physical, sexual, verbal or emotional abuse you need to realize, “The damage of abuse is lifetime damage unless you deal with it.” Don’t keep it secret. Name the abuse. “Revealing your feeling is the beginning of healing.” THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE. Share your pain with someone you TRUST.
Pastor Rick Warren has a heart for the Lord and a heart for the Lord’s people. Listen to Pastor Rick’s heart for women caught in abusive relationships. http://www.oneplace.com/ministries/daily-hope/listen/breaking-free-from-abuse-part-1-362323.html
HIDDEN HARDSHIPS BEHIND CLOSED DOORS I received this devotion in my email inbox yesterday from Proverbs 31 Ministries. This is a beautiful testimony of how a woman lived through difficult circumstances by not forsaking her time with the Lord each day. Over three hundred years ago this woman made a difference not only in the lives of her children but in the eternal Kingdom of God. Hidden Hardships Behind Closed Doors By Sharon Glasgow “On the day I called, You answered me; You made me bold with strength in my soul.” Psalm 138:3 (NASB) Hidden behind the door of many homes is the reality of hardship. A devastated home isn’t always apparent on first impressions, is it? Take Susanna Wesley’s life for instance. A quick glance reveals she was married to a preacher in the late 1600s. They had 10 children, two of which grew up to bring tens of thousands of people to Christ: John and Charles Wesley. Sounds