Cultivating God-Confidence

Would you like more confidence, especially in the area of hearing God’s voice? The key lies in becoming familiar with His voice. It is about cultivating God-confidence rather than relying on self-confidence or circumstances to lead the way. How do we [...]

By |2024-01-29T16:53:26-07:00January 1, 2024|Bible, Blogs, Guidance, Hearing God, Resources, Study, You Tube Videos|0 Comments

The ABCs to Comfort Someone Who is Grieving

Do you have a friend or family member dealing with loss right now? Holidays can be extra tough. It's normal to feel anxious about what to say or do. Here is a guide you can use to talk to God before you [...]

Bridging the Gap Between Head and Heart

Would you like an easy way to connect “head” and "heart" knowledge? What can we learn from the early Christians? The consensus among scholars is that the New Testament, including the gospels and letters, was written in Greek for the early Christian [...]

Why Didn’t I Learn This Sooner?

I didn't learn because I thought I already knew what I needed to know. Without even realizing it, I had assumed I had sufficient understanding of a certain subject. When we're not actively seeking knowledge, our curiosity in that area often diminishes, [...]

How Does Grace Come Alive?

Mobile users please keep scrolling for more ... and leave a comment or ask a question Do you ever feel depleted? This week, I've been experiencing a divine refill in areas where I felt drained. My energy got used up by [...]

By |2023-08-29T10:25:14-07:00August 27, 2023|Abiding, Bible, Blogs, Hearing God, Holy Spirit, Strength, You Tube Videos|0 Comments

Does This Happen to You?

Do you like to figure things out? Do you look for solutions until you come up with something? Our brains are built to evaluate and problem-solve. They are solution-seeking machines! Stuck But what happens when we get stuck in problem-solving mode? What happens when [...]

By |2023-02-14T20:59:18-07:00February 13, 2023|Bible, Blogs, Moving Forward, You Tube Videos|6 Comments

Do This First

How many of you have said to yourself, “Okay this is the year I will read through the Bible and not skim the boring parts…” or “Starting now, I will stay consistent with my morning prayer times.” These are all great things, but … [...]

The Checklist

Does your mind skip ahead of you? Do you ever start a checklist in your mind before you have all the information? Many of us constantly operate in "checklist" mode. For example, the “checklist” mode may be operational when we read [...]

Do you have a bully?

It’s been an interesting week ... to say the least. I decided to gently observe my responses to circumstances and ask questions instead of being a bully to myself. After all, who wants to listen to a bully? Didn’t your mom tell you to [...]

By |2022-06-10T11:20:28-07:00June 8, 2022|Abiding, Bible, Blogs, Emotions, Hearing God, Moving Forward, Strength|1 Comment

How can I go from my head to my heart?

“I know that in my head but not in my heart” Have you ever said or thought that? Many of us have. Some of us carry the thought on to, “I have to figure out how to get it in my heart.” This sounds [...]

Invitation from God Part 2

Confidence is a wonderful feeling. Would you like more? In a previous post, we looked at Philippians 3 verse 3. Paul says that those in Christ Jesus, put “no confidence in the flesh.” The Greek word translated to “flesh” can be better understood as [...]

Feel the Feeling, Check the Focus

What helps you connect with God when you feel overwhelmed? That is the question so many of us are asking. Here is a story of what I experienced with a few ladies this week. I am so thankful for my weekly connect group with [...]

Invitation from God

“Good job.” “Your effort really paid off.” “Keep trying” These phrases sound so encouraging. I mean, don’t we all want someone cheering us on? Yes, hearing these phrases is encouraging. There is also a subtle danger lurking in these phrases though. Let [...]

Hearing God’s Voice – 5th Key for His Written Word

Are you facing stress and pressure in your life right now? Would you like your joy to increase as well? Having our joy increase makes all the difference.  I have a little card by my computer that says, “Enjoy the Journey – for the [...]

By |2022-02-25T04:19:57-07:00February 25, 2022|Abiding, Bible, Blogs, Holy Spirit, Resources, You Tube Videos|2 Comments

The Bible and Mental Health – What Do You Hear?

Is there any benefit to sorrow? Or is it just something we have to endure? Last time I left you with those questions to talk to God about. What did you hear? What you hear from God is far more important than what I [...]

The Bible and Mental Health

Have you ever been confused about what the Bible tells us to do with our emotions? Paul tells the church of Phillipi to rejoice always, in everything give thanks. Then in another letter to the Corinthians, he said he despaired of life and felt the weight [...]

By |2022-01-27T21:40:04-07:00January 26, 2022|Abiding, Bible, Blogs, Emotions, Moving Forward|2 Comments

Power of the Ponder

What are our expectations for this Christmas season? Do we want it to be extra special for our children and grandchildren even if that means overextending our time and finances? Do we accept the hustle, bustle, and stress because we want a certain outcome? [...]

Hearing God’s Voice – 4th Key for His Written Word

God is the ultimate gift giver! In the last few posts, we looked at the gift of His Word and His Holy Spirit. These gifts build our confidence to discern our own thoughts from His thoughts. But how do we know if we are [...]

Hearing God’s Voice – 3rd Key for His Written Word

Is there something we can do to help us hear God’s voice more clearly? Yes, God’s written word will help us recognize His voice in our hearts. But how do I understand His written word? In the past few posts, we have looked at [...]

By |2021-12-13T14:19:49-07:00November 24, 2021|Bible, Blogs, Moving Forward, Union with God, You Tube Videos|0 Comments

Hearing God’s Voice – 2nd Key for His Written Word

Have you ever been to an unfamiliar place? It could be a new building, or a new city, just a place that was unfamiliar. Take a moment to imagine yourself somewhere new. Now think about two scenarios. The first one, imagine you are all [...]

Hearing God’s Voice – 1st Key for His Written Word

The more we get to know God through His written word, the more confident we become in recognizing His voice in our thoughts. We want to discern between His voice and our voice. Here’s the neat thing: God wants us to know [...]

By |2022-02-17T13:23:30-07:00October 27, 2021|Bible, Blogs, Hearing God, Holy Spirit|1 Comment

Hearing God’s Voice

Would you like to know if you are hearing God’s voice or your own voice? Would you like more confidence and direction in these confusing times? Many of us are experiencing confusion from conflicting “news” reports, deception in advertising, and even doubt in what [...]

By |2021-10-23T19:20:29-07:00October 13, 2021|Abiding, Bible, Blogs, Holy Spirit, Joy, Moving Forward, You Tube Videos|0 Comments

Joy Tank: Spinning Your Wheels Drains Your Tank

Have you ever felt like a car that is stuck in a mud slick? You keep pressing on the gas pedal, but you are only spinning your wheels. You are trying to move forward but not going anywhere! And the spinning drains your joy [...]

By |2021-09-30T11:20:31-07:00September 29, 2021|Abiding, Bible, Blogs, Guidance, Hearing God, Holy Spirit, Joy, Moving Forward|1 Comment

Joy Tank – Under Warranty

Hello, how are your trips to the joy filling station going?  Has it been helpful to fill up more -- instead of trying to avoid all stress, and difficult situations? Last time we also discussed looking to God and not ourselves to create joy. [...]

By |2021-09-29T13:10:42-07:00September 15, 2021|Abiding, Bible, Blogs, Emotions, Hearing God, Holy Spirit, Joy, Moving Forward, Stillness|0 Comments

Joy Tank – Receiving

Last time I left you with a question: “What does “filling up your joy tank” mean to you?” I loved the response I got from Connie Short in the comment section. She was brilliant and I will tell you why. But before we discuss [...]

Moving Forward – What do I do with Negative Emotions?

I can fellowship with my frustration or I can bring it to God and fellowship with Him. My choice. Attention Have you ever had a small child trying to get your attention? What happens when you try to move them on or redirect them? [...]

Intentional Thoughts

We’ve looked at wild thoughts and how to tame them. We’ve looked at inspired thoughts and how to welcome them. Now we’re going to look at intentional thoughts. Intentional The definition of intentional from Meriam Webster is, done on purpose; deliberate. Synonyms: calculated, conscious, [...]

By |2021-05-10T21:23:24-07:00February 24, 2021|Abiding, Bible, Blogs, Moving Forward|0 Comments

Moving Forward – Awareness

Our first discussions have been about preparation for moving forward. We discussed how every journey has a starting place and that God is here to help us understand our interior life. Connecting our awareness with God is the most important thing we do. I [...]

By |2020-11-26T20:38:58-07:00October 30, 2020|Bible, Blogs, Guidance, Hearing God, Union with God|0 Comments
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