DEEPER ROOTS

I have been guilty of collecting books on my Kindle, putting off reading them, and then getting sidetracked and forgetting all about them.  Lately, I found a gem just waiting for me to rediscover it, and the timing was perfect.  It’s another book by Andrew Murray (I highly recommend any book he authored!) titled “Spirit […]

SURROUNDING GRACE

Grace surrounds us. On the most ordinary days and in the most ordinary ways, the Lord is pouring out His grace. We think of grace as that which forgave our sin and made our salvation possible.  That is true.  God’s grace was among the forces at work when He provided Jesus as Redeemer and Savior. […]

WORLD CHANGERS

I was reading in Matthew today and in chapter 11 Jesus talks about the Kingdom of Heaven forcefully advancing (NLT).  The Bible I’m using is the New Spirit-Filled Life Bible (NLT) with commentary by Jack Hayford. In his notes titled Kingdom Dynamics he says this: “Jesus defines the ‘violence’ of His Kingdom’s expansion by defining […]

HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS

Christmas is approaching!  I love this season…lights, music, movies, concerts, snow, cold, comfort, families gathered, traditions observed, and even the craziness of getting it all done.  But my favorite moments are the quiet ones…the times when I look at a manger scene and am struck all over again with the vastness and scope of God’s […]

HIDDEN MINISTRY

Oswald Chambers says in My Utmost for His Highest, “There is no snare or any danger of infatuation or pride in intercession, it is a hidden ministry that brings forth fruit whereby the Father is glorified.”  Quite often we hear someone ask for prayer or promise to be praying for someone else’s need.  It’s part and […]