Day 18 — Something Different

By this time in the fast I am ready for something different to eat.  And just in the nick of time, a friend shared a new Daniel Fast approved recipe… Enjoy! Corn Chowder ½ tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil½ cup diced onion4 cups water1 pound Yukon Gold or Russet potatoes, peeled and diced (about 3 cups)1 clove garlic, minced1 teaspoon dried …

Day 20 Guest Blogger: Pastor Jentezen Franklin

I recently read this devotion by today’s guest blogger.  It gave me much to think about concerning my faith and my doubts.  I hope God uses these words to move you from doubt to faith. Moving from Doubt to Faith  By Jentezen Franklin  “Lord, ‘Increase our faith.’”  Luke 17:5 NKJV Why do we experience so much doubt? (1) Because doubt satisfies our …

Day 17 Challenges of Growing Churches

“As church leaders, we’re called to be impacted by the ministry we’re leading. We can’t take people to where we haven’t been before.” It sounds simple.  But for lead pastors and their team, its as if they carry the weight of the world on their shoulders as they try to balance 7 key challenges of a growing church.The following article …

Day 10 Better Together

Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up! –Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 “We are better together.” Better together is a fantastic slogan. It simply means that when other people are in our lives, we’ll …

Day 9– Hell is a Real Place Guest Blogger: Greg Laurie

The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. 2 Peter 3:9 Pastor Greg Laurie from Harvest Ministries: “When I was being interviewed on a Christian television show, I was asked why I spoke so much about eternity. I …

Passion Week– Day 7

The Bible tells us very little about Jesus’ state between his death and resurrection and where Jesus was on Saturday of Passion Week.  Although there are several points of view on the goings-on of Jesus the day before Easter, Jesus told the “Good Thief” crucified alongside him that “today you will be with me in paradise.”  So we do know …

Don’t Stop Now!

02.01.2016   After completing the 21 days of early prayer I planned to sleep in–just a little.  But God woke me up early and I am glad He did!  I had an awesome time meeting with Him.  I was reminded of the importance of that consistent alone time with God.  And now that I have a good habit of early …