Names of God

Pray and add yours… A         Adonai, Awe Inspiring, Always, All-knowing, All-powerful, All-seeing, Abba, Anointed one, Ancient of Days B         Beautiful, Baby Jesus, Blessing, Blessed, Best friend, Buddy C         Compassionate, Conqueror, Creator, Counselor D         Delight in the Lord, Daddy, Dear One E         El Shaddai, Endures Forever, Emmanuel F         Forgiving, Friend, Forever, Faith, Father, Friend of sinners, Fear-inspiring G         Great, Grace, Goodness, God, Gracious, Glorious, Guide, Good Shepherd, Giver of good Gifts, God who sees me H         Holy, Humble, Holy Spirit, Healer, Hope, Heavenly, Helper, Heir to the Promise, Hid from our Eyes, Heavenly Healer I          Immutable, I am, Immortal, Invisible, Inaccessible, J          Jehovah Jirah, Jesus, Justice, Joseph’s son, Judging K         King of Kings, Keeper of this life L         Lover, Lion, Lamb, Light, Life, Lover of my Soul M        Majestic, Mountain Moving, Maker, Merciful N         Never Ending, Name of the Lord, (Like) None other O         Omnipotent, Omniscient, Only One P         Powerful, Promise-keeper, Provider Q         Quick to Forgive R         Redeemer, Righteous, Refuge, Responsive S         Savior, Slow to Anger, Strong, Sovereign, Sacrifice, Sanctifier, Standard-keeper, Shepherd T         Truth, Tower, Transforming, Tursted Friend U         Unchanging V         Vulnerable Baby W        Worthy to be Praised, The Word, Worship, Wrathful, Wise X         X-tremely good, Y         Yahweh Z         Zion...

A Message Of Healing

As a speaker at this year’s retreat, I brought a message of healing; healing based on the Mark 5 woman, the woman with an ‘issue’.  After all, we all have issues, right?! We are all in need of being healed from something. The message for me was both personal and timely as I had once again been dealing with an ongoing health issue. The focus of my message was concentrating on what we are continually HEARING and what we are continually SPEAKING.  We went very slowly through Mark 5, placing our feet into the footsteps of this familiar woman. Together, we observed how she kept hearing and hearing about Jesus…to the point where she became convinced He could heal her. As a result, she then began to say over and over and over, “If only I get the chance to see Him I will take hold of him and I WILL get my healing!” Her hope (a confident expectation of a good outcome) became so enlarged that when Jesus DID show up in her neck of the woods, she made her move. Her hope urged her to do something! And so we went with her through the suffocating crowd and watched as she boldly reached out with all her might and took hold of Jesus! And we watched in amazement as His power reached out and took hold of her in return! We overheard Jesus speak to her, assuring her that she had not stolen anything from Him, but that He had given the gift of healing to her freely. It was if He wanted her, and us, to...

Finding Prosperity

I went to Cuba in May 2012 on a missions trip with a group of people from church. I truly found prosperity in one of the poorest and most oppressed countries I have ever been in. I went “to help and give.” Little did I know that I was the one who was going to receive the most! I learned about LOVE and True Prosperity. You don’t have to have all the commodities, gadgets, extras, and money to buy and do whatever you want in order to be truly happy. These people taught me that having a grateful and thankful heart is more valuable than money. I learned about making the best out of every situation. Wearing a smile because I am alive and Christ is soon coming for me. I am in awe to be property of such an amazing Father and His Kingdom. I learned in Cuba that even though I have all the things I have here, I really didn’t have what I truly needed. I needed to love more, thank God more, praise God more, live for HIM more. Thank you God for teaching me true...

Timeline: My Daughter's Pro-Life Full Circle Moment

The front door creaked as we walked inside and switched on the lights. I surveyed the modest room:  A few chairs, some potted plants, an end table or two and a coffee table stacked with magazines. It was cozy, warm and inviting, and I was eager to get to work. My aunt Sandra was the director at the Alpha Pregnancy Center in Titusville, Florida. My adolescent mind did not understand her responsibilities and the role she played in helping women; however, I knew it was important work and I wanted to help. She tasked me with various chores such as vacuuming the waiting area, straightening the magazines, dusting, and organizing the brochures.  As I browsed, my eyes fixated on a graphic picture of a fetus who had been aborted. The image haunted me. A young woman came into the center. My aunt led her to a back room and spoke softly with her. I heard the muffled sounds of a videotape playing. The young woman was in need of a pregnancy test, and it would take 15 to 20 minutes to complete. While waiting for the test, Sandra encouraged her to watch the video about the importance of life. I wanted to know more.  By the end of the day I picked up some brochures and collected data on unwanted pregnancy, abortion, and adoption. I also added to my collection two plastic babies representing fetuses at 12 weeks. I armed myself with information to share with others in my circle. I left that day feeling satisfied that I not only helped maintain the center, but I had become a...