When I first became a Christian I was extremely zealous. I would hit the streets with my crew and proclaim the liberty of Christ up and down each sidewalk. Unashamed and unafraid, I wanted everyone to know the power Christ had to save. It didn’t matter if you were homeless standing on the street corner, a prostitute waiting for… Continue reading A Way of Escape Part 2: Breaking the Power of Sin
When I was a kid I remember doing this fire drill in a huge building filled with fake smoke and a fake fire. We dropped to our knees, put our heads down, and on hands and knees, followed the person in front to the nearest exit. The experience itself was to prepare us just in case we encountered a… Continue reading A Way of Escape
I’ve never been a runner. Never been athletic. 10-year-old Nicole struggled to complete a mile when attempting to run around the outside track located near her apartment complex. I think she made it to half a mile and had to walk. As an overweight child, I leaned more towards leisurely reading then working up a… Continue reading A Runner’s Heart
One movie I can watch over and over again is “13 Going on 30”. I mean Jennifer Garner does a superb job of being simultaneously witty and adorable. Maybe b/c I’m more serious than humorous I’m attracted all the more to that quality in folks. Her character is 13-years-old and longs to fast forward through… Continue reading 30 & Thriving!
This morning I met Yeshua in that intimate place between 6:15 and 6:30am. These are early hours for me and it is only His Spirit that enabled me to stay up long enough to roll over onto my knees, face on the pillow and head into His chest. Immediately I became extremely aware of His… Continue reading Learning the Art of Waiving Your Rights
Last night I watched as my friend separated her “keeps” from her “give-aways”. Everything from jewelry to clothes was being placed into one of those piles because in just a few weeks she will be leaving the city for a year…maybe forever. She’s been waiting for this moment. To finally be released into international territory… Continue reading The Changing of the Tide
Anyone experienced in “waiting on the Lord” understands all too well how true the first part of Proverbs 13:12 is: “hope deferred makes the heart sick”. One may receive a promise from the Lord however did not receive His time frame in when that promise would come to pass. During that waiting period the heart… Continue reading Desire Fulfilled is a Tree of Life