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Eyes Wide Open

For the Kingdom of God is not a matter of what we eat or drink, but of living a life of goodness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. If you serve Christ with this attitude, you will please God, and others will approve of you, too. So then, […]

Your Season of Soaring

Written by Brian Simmons on March 16, 2015 I hear His whisper… “Your priorities will change” “The voice of heaven calls you today. I am speaking to My sons and daughters life giving words — it is the voice of your Beloved. My heavenly call on your life can never be lifted, […]

Constantly Working

Constant: an adjective meaning not changing or varying, continuing without pause or letup as in constant noise; unceasing; regularly recurrent, continual and persistent. Can also mean faithful, unswerving in love and devotion as in constant affections. Constant has the connotation of being steadfast and resolute, as in God will not cease […]

Serving with Excellence

Excellence: noun 1: the quality of being excellent. 2: a valuable quality such as virtue Excellent: synonyms are superior, first-class, outstanding, exceptional, superb, best, top, prime, choicest, exquisite, admirable, magnificent, extraordinary, remarkable, sterling and exemplary. Excel: verb 1: to surpass in accomplishment or achievement, 2: to be distinguishable by superiority. […]

The Perfect Getaway

Psalm 27 from The Message Light, space, zest—     that’s God! So, with him on my side I’m fearless, afraid of no one and nothing. When besieged, I’m calm as a baby. When all hell breaks loose, I’m collected and cool. I’m asking God for one thing, only one thing: To live with him in his […]

The Mercy Factor

We’ve all known someone with that special talent or quality that makes them stand out. Think NFL QB Tim Tebow, NFL Hall of Famer Dan Marino or Scottish singer Susan Boyle. It’s referred to as the x factor: an indescribable quality or a noteworthy special talent that sets them apart. […]

Divine Exchange

God became flesh so that I could become spirit. My pastor, Tim Franklin, Ph.D. spoke this phrase during a December 2013 sermon. This truth struck me like an arrow. Simple, yet profound. The mystery of the incarnation boiled down to nine evergreen words. And the Word became flesh and dwelt […]

Diligent New Testament Women

If someone were to surveil your life for a month, say – would the investigative report describe you as “a diligent woman serving the Master?” I was intrigued to read about all the women named by the apostle Paul in his letter to the Christians in Rome recorded in chapter […]