Category Archives: through obstacles

HOPE AND FEAR, or “DO IT AFRAID”

hope and fear

 

On the way home from work the other night, I had an intense encounter with hope and fear.

This trial and testing had begun with a horrible sound around my back right tire just as I was getting to work.  Nervously, I asked one of the guys to take a look but he saw nothing of concern.  So I said, “Well then I’m going to assume it was a build-up of slushy snow in the wheel-well that iced up and was clunking around in there.”

So for the evening, fear lurked just over my head, periodically Continue reading HOPE AND FEAR, or “DO IT AFRAID”

DANGLING MY FEET IN THE RIVER OF HEAVEN

 

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I sat by the river of heaven today and dangled my feet in the water -while wearing my new shoes. Yep, I got some new shoes, and no, the water doesn’t damage them. And they’re gorgeous.

At first, I thought they were burgundy silk, but as they fit themselves to my feet, they came alive and morphed into magenta and then deep purple, and back again, depending on which way I turned.  They massaged and caressed my feet as though I had laid them in a bed full of squirming kittens. Continue reading DANGLING MY FEET IN THE RIVER OF HEAVEN

HOW TO PRAY FOR POLICE OFFICERS

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This topic is so important that I’m not going to spend a lot of time prepping you.  I’m going to tell you what just happened, what Father told me, and then I’m going to pray for you.

I know you’re frustrated because these shootings keep happening.  It’s time to stop responding to evil the same way, again and again.  It’s not working.  It’s time to step into The Kingdom and do this Father’s way. Continue reading HOW TO PRAY FOR POLICE OFFICERS

I’M DEFEATED? I’M FINISHED? I’M DONE?

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It was tough to hear I was defeated, my chance was over, and all my opportunities were gone.

That was the message of a dream that woke me recently, and I wanted to share the story of overcoming it’s crippling effect because I’m sure you’ve felt it too. Continue reading I’M DEFEATED? I’M FINISHED? I’M DONE?

IS CURIOSITY GOOD?

Curiosity into the fog

 

I was taught that Curiosity was a bad thing and that I should never play with it.  The teaching was backed up by plenty of scripture, but I sure couldn’t find anything to support it now.

This morning the snow falling on the cliffs in the distance curiously looked like fog as I drank my coffee and watched through the window.  I had woken with the question, “Father, why did the Pharisees chose to be Pharisees”? Continue reading IS CURIOSITY GOOD?

WHAT HAS TERROR DONE?

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My parents unwittingly took me to find terror for the first time in my two-year-old life.   I screamed, I clawed at Daddy begging him not to take me and he did what most Daddy’s would do. He slowed his pace and talked to me.  He held me in his arms and reassured me. He coaxed me forward and reasoned with my fears. Gradually, bit by bit he got me down to the shores of Lake Erie. Continue reading WHAT HAS TERROR DONE?

WHY IS MY BROTHER A LIAR?

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Big promises and empty smiles from other people, sometimes from brothers or sisters.  What the heck!  Was that a lie?

There you are, trying to have faith and believe that Father is bringing something wonderful your way through amazing developments, but then someone didn’t follow through, or they didn’t deliver.  They Continue reading WHY IS MY BROTHER A LIAR?

MAY I ASK YOU TO CONSIDER DROPPING IT?

I know it was a terrible trauma.  I know the wounds and scars are actually still bleeding profusely.  I know you still cry uncontrollably at times.

But, would you consider this for just a moment?  Would you consider that I know about abuse too, and that I’ve suffered greatly?  Would you consider my proposal if I shared my awful stories? Continue reading MAY I ASK YOU TO CONSIDER DROPPING IT?

An Exercise in Dismantling A Terrorist

Today we had an active shooter in the Colorado Springs area.  For 5 hours Police and First Responders worked the situation to defuse and disarm the threat.

I went to Father to learn how we can overcome these spiritual mountains, to gain access and take the territory away from our enemy. Continue reading An Exercise in Dismantling A Terrorist

TERROR EVERYWHERE!

I woke up in the middle of the night.  There was terror in the air and a lot of “push/pull” between good and evil.  I sat up on the bed and said “There is a wall around my kingdom and only love lives inside”.  It felt a little better so I said it a couple more times while visualizing that wall from my Seat.  It was very tall wall, wide and strong.   Nothing could penetrate it.  Finally, there was peace and I went back to sleep.

We pray for the people of Paris who have been left with broken hearts and a badly shredded sense of safety.  They are not alone.  Around the world we stand on alert with tears in our eyes, searching for answers to stop the carnage of evil. Continue reading TERROR EVERYWHERE!