Life Abundant

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Jesus said that He came that we may have life and have that life to the full. John 10:10

I don’t think He meant just for a short time, and then it’s life as usual. We’ll have to guard it, though, with all vigilance. The best way to do that is to spend time with the one who promised us life and holds our life in His hand.
Be inspired, be transformed, be a Light in your corner of the globe with the help of the Holy Spirit. When we are in Christ, we have all we need to accomplish our purpose and improve our world.

Thy Kingdom Come

I am still struggling with how to pray. The disciples asked Jesus how to pray, and he gave them the model prayer we call the "Lord's Prayer": or the "Our Father." The thing about that prayer is that it has become rote to us and has lost its impact. We used to go to a...

Quiet Time Study

My favorite time in the morning is the time I spend with God. I read devotionals, I journal, and I read my Bible and pray. I love to take my time and enjoy the journey of spiritual growth with God. I am sorry to say that my Bible reading often gets pushed aside...

You Are Loved

We often lose our way and start to believe we are unloveable and even unloved. The Bible tells us a much different story; it is a story of love. There is no greater love story than the story of God's love for us. The story starts before the foundation of the earth....

Love and Worship

  We are hard-wired for love. We want it, and we want to give it. It’s proven to be our most basic need. And why not? Our creator is love, and we are made in his image. We are also made to worship. Love and worship are fundamental to humanity. Even in this...

Getting Satisfaction

Most of us have experienced a meal that has filled our stomachs but did not satisfy us. We have also been thirsty enough to drink the first liquid we find, but it doesn’t quench our thirst. It happens all the time to someone—someplace. I’ve eaten at buffets choosing...

Who We Are

I’ve been seeing a counselor for a few weeks now. 2020 was hard on me. Isn’t that true of us all. I thought I was good until I wasn’t, and then it hit hard. An introvert who has a permanent scowl on my face, I was comforted by the lockdown, and the mask covers a lot....

Listening in Prayer

Prayer, I have learned, is a two-way conversation. I have tried many methods of prayer over the years, and PART has been my favorite. PART stands for Praise, Admission of sin, Requests, Thanksgiving. The author also suggested a time of listening, which I never quite...

Prayer

Prayer often seems ominous. I've been fascinated by prayers since I was a preschooler. Talking to God, how can that be? What does that mean? I've read books about prayer by men and women who have understood prayer and accomplished great ministries and other...

God’s Kingdom, Part 3

Some people may call "walking with the Holy Spirit" walking by the Spirit. Some may refer to walking with God/Jesus. It all sounds ominous and, well, kind of "out there." Simply put, it is. It's another dimension, really, and before you get all science grounded on me,...

God’s Kingdom, Part 2

Let me begin by saying I am no expert on the Kingdom of God. I am a searcher, as you may be too. The Kingdom of God is God's sovereign rule (for the sake of this post) of God in the hearts of his people. Huh? God's people are those who love God with all their heart,...