Friday, February 14, 2020

A Higher Love: Agape Love & the Holy Spirit

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. - 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

Turning Things Around

Last Sunday I woke up on the wrong side of the bed. I had been feeling dissatisfied and marginalized in various ways much of that week without really taking the time to acknowledge it.  And so that morning before church I took the time. I channeled my complaints (which were mostly about other people) into my journal. And then I drove to the nearby town of Wilkes-Barre and the First Assembly of God.

When I walked through the doors I received a bulletin. I saw that the inserts were red and pink. One was for an upcoming Women's event I couldn't attend. The other was a love quiz.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Acts 9:15: A Particular Destiny

This S.O.A.P. note is on Acts 9:1-25, the story of Saul's conversion.

In this passage Saul is on his way to Damascus to persecute the early church. Suddenly a light from heaven shines upon him and a voice identifying itself as Jesus asks him why he is persecuting the church. Saul is blinded by the heavenly light. But Jesus tells him to go on to Damascus and do as instructed.  When Saul arrives in Damascus, God instructs a believer, named Ananias, to restore Saul's sight.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Answered Prayers & Kingdom Dreams

Drifting Away from God

The tail end of January was a challenging time for me. I stalled in my daily Bible reading plan. I stopped getting up early to pray. I started to feel negative about everything and for a couple of days things seemed particularly dark. 

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Survivor Self-Confidence Issues and the Call to Write

In this video I talk about some of the struggles I've had with low self-esteem which I believe to be related to the after-effects of childhood trauma (even all these years later), the effect it has had on my writing and the book I have been trying to write on prophetic dreams, Kingdom Dreams.