Anointed Thoughts

Anoint me with Your oil Remind me who I am One who overcomes By the blood of the Lamb. No accusation of the enemy Can cause me to flee The blessings of Your presence That always comforts me. Let Your oil flow Sanctify my mind. Not my will, Lord, But let it be Thine. I... Continue Reading →

Invitations: Jose and the Woman at the Ice Machine

6:30 a.m. and I'm patiently waiting. The lady in the apple green box she thinks is a car is slowing me down. It's my turn to fill the coolers for work. But she's filling more than one cooler, with tears and a frown. "Cry later, lady." I think to myself. She yells at her kid... Continue Reading →

Invitations: Walmart Prayer Meeting

Quickly pacing past produce and frozen goods. Aiming for the pickles and buns. Hamburgers on the grill will make for a quick meal. Jordyn and I make haste at the end of a long day. We round the corner and stop on the "Bread" aisle. Pausing to scan the shelves, we hear a dispute. A... Continue Reading →

Have you ever wondered why trees grow tall? Why they stand firm in spring, summer, winter, and fall? They wave when the wind blows They twinkle when it snows. Trees cast cooling shadows in the summer heat. They sprout leaves, bear fruit, shed leaves, and repeat. In all that they do and all they provide... Continue Reading →

The Parables of Our Lives: March Madness

This is one of my favorite seasons. Not only does the earth appear to be waking up from a long sleep, it is college basketball playoff season. As I followed the brackets along with the rest of basketball fanatics, I was also following friends on FB who were working in their yards and getting ready... Continue Reading →

I have been on an adventure for the last several months challenging myself to see things from God's perspective. In John chapter 5 Jesus said that He didn't just do things because He felt like it. He looked where the Father was working and that is where He went to work. Jesus looked at individuals... Continue Reading →

She stood just outside the door of her mistress's room. It wasn't her intention to listen, but Naaman, captain of Aram's army, was ranting on the other side of the door. "God has elevated me and led me to many victories. Why doesn't He take this wretched disease away from me? I might as well... Continue Reading →

She clung to the six inch candle as Pastor Will read the story of the birth of Christ. Graci was excited to participate in the candlelight ceremony this year. At six years old, she felt like a big girl because her dad told her she was old enough to hold the candle. "You have to... Continue Reading →

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