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[20 Dec 2009 | No Comment | ]

We have a living God, a speaking God! One who loves us, His children, and He particularly loves to speak to us! He can speak to any one of us who love Him. You might be thinking, “I read the Bible every day, so I’m hearing from the Lord every day.” While it’s good to read the Bible, the recorded Word of the Lord, which is the foundation of our Christian faith, it’s wonderful to also hear straight from the Lord …

* WELLNESS, Breakthroughs, Encouragement, Hope »

[4 Aug 2009 | No Comment | ]

Do you have memories that make you suffer every time you revisit them? Does the pain resurface whenever you think of certain events? Is your heart broken over something that happened to you?

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[14 Apr 2009 | No Comment | ]

“Shalom has been one of my favorite words for a long while. It’s more than a greeting, encompassing wholeness, health, well-being, integrity, healing” — Jan Bishop (Australia)
“Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you;” (John 14:27)
How valuable is your health?
Who do you trust for information about health and Wellness?
Today you have a choice — potentially a monumental choice. This email could just be another one that wastes 5 minutes of your time or it could profoundly alter the rest of your life and the lives of those …

* COACHING, * FAVORITES, Encouragement »

[23 Dec 2008 | No Comment | ]

“Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you. Love me and I may be forced to love you.” – William Arthur Ward
When they had read it, they rejoiced over its encouragement. (Acts 15:31)
What kind of impact does validating others have?
What would the world be like if we all took a purposeful intent to be more validating of others?
In late October 2008 I went to the Relational …

Breakthroughs, Character, Encouragement, Transformation, Trials »

[17 Oct 2007 | No Comment | ]

God initiates change! Trying to change my life leads to failure and frustration.
“The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” (John 10:10)
Am I frustrated with trying to change my life?
What are signs that I’m trying to change my life rather xthan allowing God to transform me?
In Session #1 of “The Life You’ve Always Wanted,” John Ortberg says, “The good news as Jesus preached it is that now it …

Encouragement, Friends »

[21 Sep 2007 | No Comment | ]

“A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
Never abandon a friend–either yours or your father’s. Then in your time of need, you won’t have to ask your relatives for assistance. It is better to go to a neighbor than to a relative who lives far away. (Proverbs 27:10, NLT)
How many friends have you encouraged this week?
When I retrieved my emails this morning and read the daily reflection from Jerry and Sharon Graham  titled “A Very Exciting Week,” tears came to my eyes. As many of …

Community, Dreams, Encouragement »

[8 Sep 2007 | No Comment | ]

“The faster I go, the behinder I get” – quote on coffee mug at Street Festival
The city had no need of the sun or of the moon to shine in it, for the glory of God illuminated it. The Lamb is its light. (Revelations 21:23)
In what ways are you seeing the glory of God manifested in your days?
In your community?
In what ways can you reveal the glory of God to others?
On Saturday September 1st, I went to Madison, Virginia for the fifteenth annual “TASTE OF THE MOUNTAINS” Street Festival, sponsored …