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My Big Bible Challenge to You!

Many years ago I promised myself I would read the Bible EVERY SINGLE DAY OF MY LIFE without exception and without excuse! Praise the Lord God almighty, I have fulfilled that promise! And my life has changed unfathomably! And I have a beautiful ever-growing personal intimate forever relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ beyond imagination! And I am actively passionately pursuing my life purpose and calling indescribably! And I am able to help and encourage others beyond belief! And the blessings I receive daily from God through reading the Bible…

Being Still Is NOT Enough

In this modern day in which the world is falling quickly apart, seems people are searching more than ever for any means whatsoever to get rid of stress and anxiety, to meditate and relax, to find ways to unwind, to quiet their minds, to calm down, to be still, etc. But simply being still whether physically and/or in our minds is NOT enough! We need to BE STILL and place our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. We need to abide in the Lord, to rest in Him, to hope…

Feel Free to Use This Prayer!

If you pray the following prayer I wrote to the Lord, I believe with all my heart He will answer it. Why? Because God hears and answers our prayers when they line up with His will. “Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.” 1 John 5:14-15 NKJV Now how do I…

Avoiding What God Called You to Do?

“You are trying to avoid what I called you to do,” the Holy Spirit of God spoke strongly to my heart. I knew it was God. Why? Because it was true. He had made crystal clear for quite some time He was calling me to do something. And I was avoiding it. Why? Fear. I would not be able to do it. I would fail. It would be yet another example of my not succeeding. In mine and the world’s eyes anyway. Excuses aside, I was not stepping forward in…

Stop Doing All the Talking!

The Lord Jesus Christ wants us to believe in Him as Lord and in His death and resurrection and to surrender ourselves to His lordship and to have a personal relationship with Him! And just as a healthy relationship does not involve one person doing all the talking, the same is true when it comes to a relationship with God! Yet I sometimes meet people who think a relationship with Jesus is all and only about praying to God! Oh, not so! If you are praying, praying, praying to God…

When God Tells You to WAIT

When you are clear in your heart God has told you to WAIT regarding something, there is only ONE right thing to do. WAIT! May seem obvious, but I am afraid many of us like to come up with our own definitions of WAIT. WAIT does not mean rush ahead without God leading the way. It does not mean slowly start moving forward disregarding God and His will for us. It does not mean hurry up ahead then turn back when things don’t go our way and WAIT. And it…

How to Have the Fullness of JOY!

When I left a beloved friend a voicemail, never in a million years could I have imagined her response. “You have the fullness of the joy of Jesus in your voice,” she wrote me. Wow. Unbelievable. Unreal. Unimaginable. My life has been really hard for as long as I can remember and still is. Not to mention I have been on the road for Jesus and ministry for years and my ministry work is exceedingly intense, often heartbreaking, and exhausting. But my friend heard not just joy but the “fullness…

I Told My Dog This!

“You need to learn to do what’s right Mrs. Gracie,” I told my special needs ministry dog Grace out loud once I had brought her and paralyzed ministry dog Miss Mercy in her wheelchair back inside my hotel room from their walk. “You need to stop doing what is wrong.” Perhaps you wonder what such an incredibly gentle, timid, and quiet dog can do wrong. Not much but she does have her issues which have been a bit time-consuming and stressful over the years. Never mind my beloved Grace. Herein…

My Hilarious Yogurt Testimony

This testimony  is not merely to make you laugh. It comes with an important message believe it or not. Now those who know me well know I am exceedingly serious when it comes to the Lord Jesus Christ and that my life and ministry are unbelievably intense. Some might find it hard to imagine in the midst of a very tough life and an exceedingly challenging ministry calling that I have my times of extreme laughter. Like a little while ago when not for the first time I lost my…

Do Not Leave Until It Is Time

No matter how much you want to leave, no matter how much you feel you should go, no matter how worn out you are from being where you are, no matter how hard your circumstances are where you currently are, no matter how much others think and say you should move on, no matter how much the devil is tempting you to run from where you are, DO NOT LEAVE UNTIL IT IS TIME. Whether you are tempted to leave a relationship, leave a job, leave a geographical location, leave…

Concern, Care and Compassion

Ever been on the receiving end of CONCERN, CARE, AND COMPASSION? Feels wonderful, doesn’t it? Talk about love manifested. Real love shows concern. Real love comes with care. Real love expresses compassion. And it is such a blessing to get this from others, isn’t it? But this message is not about receiving CONCERN, CARE, AND COMPASSION. It is about showing the love of the Lord Jesus Christ to others in the form of CONCERN, CARE, AND COMPASSION. God’s greatest commands are to love Him with all our hearts and to…

The Truth About GOOD WORKS

Think you can be good enough for and earn your way to and be righteous enough for God’s love, forgiveness, and a relationship with Him on earth and forever in heaven? Here is THE TRUTH according to the Bible. None of us is righteous. We all fall short of God. We are all sinners separated from God. We cannot earn God’s love, forgiveness, and eternal life in heaven. So how can we be saved from God’s wrath at us for our sins and the punishment we deserve of ending up…

When God Takes You Through Something

“You needed to go through what you went through to get where you are going,” the Holy Spirit of God spoke to my heart. Countless times over the years I have desperately NOT wanted to go through something because it was too hard, uncomfortable, unfamiliar, risky, scary, contrary to my dreams and desires, not in line with my fleshly wishes, ways, and wants, etc. In retrospect, I now see God had a purpose in it all. Sometimes God takes us through something, through a season, through circumstances, through challenges, through…

Wild Truck Testimony!

When I peered out my hotel room blinds, I noticed a pickup truck with an unusual looking trailer parked parallel in multiple parking spaces including handicapped ones right in front of my room. I was highly irritated. I was upset. Judgmental. Critical. Prideful. In over 7 years on the road for the Lord Jesus Christ and ministry with my special needs ministry dogs most of which time I have been in hotels, God has used countless ways to teach me, train me, grow me, refine me, test me, lead me…

Now Is NOT the Time to Quit!

If you are clear about what God has called you to do, and if you have started down the pathway of doing His will, and if suddenly you find yourself feeling like it is too hard to continue, now is NOT the time to quit! It can be so exciting to get started doing what God has given us to do. It can be thrilling and satisfying to move ahead with His will day by day. But when the struggles come, the battles begin, the trials and tribulations increase, the…

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