I gotta tell ya, we no longer celebrate Halloween. We used to, back when we thought it was a harmless activity, a fun thing for the kids, but not any longer. This is a divisive topic, I know, even among believers. We are not experts on this subject but we do know one thing: the Bible. And so, my sister, let me tell you our story of the decision we made. We are not pushing our beliefs on anyone but simply telling you why we no longer celebrate a day that is intended for evil.
Oh my! It’s that time of year again when many of us remember at the last minute that it is Pastor Appreciation Month. That means it is October. For us Canadians, it is also Thanksgiving. I love October with the leaves changing colour, the spectacular scenery in neighbourhood gardens and yards and the back mountain roads too. It’s a great time to express thanksgiving for everything we have including our church leadership.
My heart was breaking as the tears flowed freely. I found it hard to believe that I was in this place, the place I never wanted to be in. I cried out to God with a single question, “God, do you still love me?” Really, I expected that He would hate me for what I had done, but instead, He showed me love, genuine, agape love. I can still see that moment as I was finally free from the abuse.
I read it almost every day on Facebook and Instagram. So many women are mentioning how discouraged they are. It doesn’t matter who you are, what you do, how long you’ve been a Christian or where you live. The enemy is attacking and you need to hold your ground in the fight against discouragement.
Have you heard of the ACTS Prayer Model before? It isn’t new as it has been around for many years. I used to teach my Sunday School classes how to pray using this simple acrostic. It is so easy to learn that many adults have adopted this method as well. We like “easy”, right?Read More
Are you seeking a more inspired prayer time with God but you don’t know what to pray? Do you want to enter that place in the Holy of Holies but aren’t sure how to get there? I can help you with that with this free printable of Powerful Breakthrough Verses to Pray the ACTS Way! This is based on the ACTS Prayer Model: A Simple Prayer Routine.Read More
The scribes have been handwriting the Word of God for thousands of years. I can just imagine what it must have been like to carefully write out the words as they were inspired by the Holy Spirit. So, with all the hard copies and digital versions of the Bible available today, why should we handwrite the Bible ourselves?Read More