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Take Up Your Cross

In Matthew 16:24-28 we hear some hard words from Jesus that are often talked about but I don’t really believe that we fully grasp the truth that is found in His words. “Then Jesus said to his disciples, ‘If anyone wants to become my follower, he must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow […]

Prophetic Words and Visions

I had a person send me a verse that had really spoken to them during their time with the Lord. It was Proverbs 29:18a which reads, “When there is no prophetic vision the people cast off restraint…” (NET) A vision was an encounter with the living God – auditory or visual – that gave God’s […]

Head and Heart

For years believers have been taught good Bible information and have, if they are paying attention, become well versed in the stories and principles of the Bible. This is especially true in North America where we are free to preach the Gospel openly and freely. We have great Bible teachers and preachers in our church […]

10 Journaling Tips For Beginners

This article has been borrowed from https://mellowed.com/benefits-of-journaling/   Getting started with journaling can be frustrating, especially if you don’t know what to write. But with so many benefits, it’s easy to understand why so many people want to make it a habit. Writing down your personal thoughts and feelings isn’t something most people do on […]

58 Journaling Ideas: What to Write About in a Daily Journal

This article has been borrowed from https://www.developgoodhabits.com/benefits-journaling/   Have you ever struggled to come up with ideas for what to write in your journal? As a writer, aside from enjoying the many benefits of journaling for my mental well-being, I find that keeping a daily journal is a great way to organize my thoughts, think […]

Journal prompts for self-discovery and self-reflection

This article has been borrowed from https://psychcentral.com/lib/what-is-resilience#1   We’ve organized these prompts into categories that focus on relationships, emotions, how you feel about work, and more. Love and relationships Having strong, supportive relationships can help improve overall well-being, protect against mental health concerns like depression, and boost resilience, which refers to your ability to weather […]

Six Journaling Ideas

This article has been borrowed from https://www.deanbokhari.com/smarter-faster-better-goals/   If I had to choose between throwing my iPhone into a burning fire vs. throwing my journal into the fire, the journal would win every single time. I would toss the iPhone. The journal—it’s one of those things that can be as useless as a piece of […]

A Principle of Spiritual Growth

Jesus is speaking to a crowd of people and sharing with them Kingdom truths. The story is found in Matthew’s Gospel, chapter 13. This is the start of several well known parables about the Kingdom. Well known but not always well understood. I enjoy reading the parables and reflecting and meditating on them. There is […]

Salt of the Earth

In 2022 I believe the Holy Spirit is leading us to discover in greater depth who we are “in Christ.” And, as a result, we will be able to live fuller and more productive lives in the Kingdom. As I was reading the Scriptures the other night I slowly maneuvered through the Beatitudes (Matthew 5:1-12) […]