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Receive the Holy Spirit. What it looks like: then and now

“Do not banish me from your presence, and don’t take your Holy Spirit from me.” – Psalm 51:11 NLT King David in prayer after Nathan the prophet confronted David about his committing adultery with Bathsheba.  If I’m going to do brave this year and step in it, I might as well do it big.  I CAN’T… Continue reading Receive the Holy Spirit. What it looks like: then and now

God's Word · This is Living

The Hard Way Needs Jesus

With my last posts, you see I’ve insisted on learning lessons the hard way.  But I AM learning.  Slower in some areas than others, but steady progress is still progress and I’ll take it.  After spending Spring and Summer semesters of 2017 at the University of Hard Knocks, I saw real improvement.  I cruised through both… Continue reading The Hard Way Needs Jesus

God's Word · Life Stories

Choosing Responsive Obedience When Really, You Just Want to Nap

I can’t tell you how much I don’t want to coöperate with my new personal trainer. Yes, I can.  Oh! let me tell you how much I DON’T WANT TO DO IT.  Any of it. I want to read about it and learn the technical terms for each part of my body and how they… Continue reading Choosing Responsive Obedience When Really, You Just Want to Nap

God's Word · Healing

Laboring in the Word. To Believe.

My favorite part of yesterday’s video testimony came towards the end of the broadcast.  I’m a sap when it comes to babies.  I sat in a puddle of salty tears as I listened to the miraculous happy ending that young family received with the birth of their healthy baby girl.  God’s powerful love is simply breathtaking.… Continue reading Laboring in the Word. To Believe.