The theme for the Oregon Christian Writers Spring Conference in Eugene this year: “Unwrapping Your Bigger Story!”– How do we frame unfulfilled prophecy in terms of stewarding what God calls “imminent” when it seems like we’re going into overtime? I had unmet financial goals, and wondered when God was going to come through for my […]
Like me, do you play and replay scenes of past events in your mind and wish you could move forward without condemnation? Last week I had an awesome chat with Maxine Marsolini on her program The River Blog Talk Radio. We unearthed the secret of guilt-free living and how guilt, shame and regret have thrust all of […]
Today I’m excited to share my #1 favorite song with you: “East and West” by Jonathan Helser from the album Live at Home. “There’s no mistake I can make that could ever make you change Your love.” Enjoy this 4-minute video and soak in the vast floorless sea of God’s mercy. East went lookin’ for West […]
When you and I struggle with self-forgiveness, we’ve usually got deep, painful wounds put there by the enemy in the past. Do you want to know how to exact sweet revenge? Tell your story! At the Oregon Christian Writers Conference in Portland last week, I met the amazing Marlys Johnson, a cancer widow who joyfully writes and […]
Today’s post is by Bethany Hayes, second-place winner of the 45th Parallel Contest 2015. Meet a heart-warming little friend she met on a beach in Florida. <><><><><><><><><> Lessons From a One-Legged Sandpiper Recently, while sitting by the gulf in Northwest Florida, I watched as three sandpipers scurried by. There was something special about one of them. He […]
“Death has been swallowed up in victory. Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?” (1 Corinthians 15:54, 55, NIV) When our pastor spoke those words from the platform on Easter morning 1992, I fought the urge to call out, “Right here in the fifth row!” My heart was shattered. It had been […]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8d4eLNZ4-ag Pray this & explode limitless God-power wide-open! Watch this 1-minute video and activate Holy Spirit life now. What are you asking God for today? What God-possibilities are opening up in the process?
Last weekend, at the Transformation Network Conference in downtown Portland, Tim and I were inspired by and prayed for by one of the most enthusiastic Christ-followers we’ve ever met. Kristen Williams, from Tauranga, New Zealand, for years has been raising up and equipping young leaders to pursue Jesus, engage in local evangelism and missions, and to […]
Today’s blog post is one of two first-place winners of The 45th Parallel Contest. Talented photographer and writer Joanna Echols is senior associate editor of Focus on the Family Clubhouse Jr. magazine. >~>~>~>~>~>~>~> What I’m about to tell you is true. Unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it […]
Feeling discouraged? Great news: opportunity’s knocking on your door! Take a 3.5 minute humor break and join me for the story of Peter, an angel, and Rhoda the servant girl. I feel a song coming on. Click on: Rhoda, Get the Door Friend, what opportunity are you opening the door to today?