Resurrection Power

"Now unto Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that is at work in us" - Ephesians 3:20 Christ has indeed risen from the dead (1 Corinthians 15:20). But the fact is that Christ has been raised from the dead….. Resurrection is not just for the future but for our lives now. The power that is available to us each day is exactly the same power that brought Jesus back from the dead. The same power (the Spirit of Resurrection) lives in us and empowers us to live for God. When you know who you are and what you possess, you will then begin living just like that. If you had $5,000 in your bank account but no knowledge of it, and you were a


Just Keeping it Real! I love to buy gifts. When it comes to buying gifts for your friends, you want to make it personal. Something that says, “This is just for you. When I bought this, I was thinking about you.” Sometimes I find it difficult to find specific gifts for some people. Some people are just hard to shop for. I realized that it had become extremely hard for me to find something specific for Singles. Something for men and women. When I go into any christian book store, I notice that you have a section for men, a section for women, a section for family, a reference and Bible section, and oh my goodness, the children have their own West Wing. But when it comes to singles, I always can

The Purpose of Our Pain

Years ago when I began learning how to deal with circumstances and the issues of life, one way for me was to find a scripture dealing with that particular issue and commit it to memory, so that when I was going through something, I could bring it back and allow it to encourage my soul. I would take an index card, write the scripture and tape it to my closet door in my bedroom. Before you knew it, there were over 75 scriptures on that door. I would like to share with you one of those scriptures. Romans 5:3-5: And not only this, but we glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance, and perseverance produces proven character, and proven character produces hope, and hop

Thanksgiving - Thankful Then and Thankful Now

Think back to a time in your life when it seemed like all hell was breaking loose. A time when it seemed like everything was falling apart. A time when you felt like you were in a very dark place. During that time, thinking back, what one thing can you be thankful for? In spite of those times think of today, being on the other side of that pain. What one thing can you be thankful for now? If you take the two answers, you may feel they are quite different, but they are not. They are identical. Meaning, each answer teaches us not to complain, in spite of. If your family has a tradition of going around the table on Thanksgiving Day and sharing one thing you are grateful for, I want to challenge

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