The New

You can choose to live in a world where you’re terrified of darkness or you can live in a world where your God terrifies the darkness.  I chose years ago to accept Jesus into my life, but before that, the enemy tried to convince me I was a good person, almost like God should have […]

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The Nonsensical Mission

“I’m a high school dropout, and I’m dumb, so if you want me on your team, you’ve got a lot of work to do,”  I prayed. This was my weak-minded prayer in 1994 when God began to deal with me about ministry. I was a preacher’s kid. I grew up in ministry, and I had […]

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THIS IS LOVE!

A few weeks before all the COVID lockdown, I stumbled over a pothole during my prayer walk. POP! At first I thought, “Oh good! I didn’t hurt myself,” but, as the day went on, my leg became increasingly painful to walk on, and over the next few days, I got to the point where there […]

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Are We Watching?

This morning, as I read Matthew 25, I recalled a funny story about this chapter when I was a child. I had a misunderstanding of what this verse meant: “‘So you, too, must keep watch! For you do not know the day or hour of my return….’” Matthew 25:13 NLT If you read the story […]

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The Christmas Clean-Up

This morning during my Bible and prayer time, I was captivated by the pretty Christmas lights. I stared at the nativity scene realizing how clean and presentable we’ve made the Christmas story. I mean, who wants animal manure in the middle of the pretty Christmas story? Yuck!!! It’s almost like we had to do the […]

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Look at What You Did!

“LET ME GO!” Logan jerked his thin 5-year-old arm away from his brother. “Logan, I’m trying to help you. If you step backwards, you’re going to fall down the…” “Waaaa!” Logan’s wail could be heard from inside the house. I rushed out the front door and onto the porch. “What happened?” I yelled at Rice […]

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The Ugly Preacher’s Kid

“You look like a Jezebel with all of that paint on your face! I can’t even imagine a child of the preacher looking like such a hussy!” Her words stabbed like a dagger through my heart and robbed the smile from my face. I was only twelve years old, but I had a tender heart. I […]

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Do You Have Some Change?

A heavy oppression weighted down my shoulders. I could feel the pressure even in my knees as I walked block after block. It was late, and darkness overwhelmed me, even amongst the bright flickering lights of the city that never sleeps. My eyes caught sight of a young girl, not much older than my own […]

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I Never Asked God for a Cadillac

“God, I can’t live like this anymore!!! I’ll change, I promise. If you’ll give me a second chance, I’ll change how I’ve been living.” I had been stuck in a chair for over two weeks with my back messed up. I could barely struggle to my feet. Months went by, and it only grew worse; […]

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