Tuesday, April 07, 2015
At the start of every year we take stock of our lives and think of all the things we want to change. We want to grow closer to God, lose weight, learn to drive, things like that. We make resolutions, promises to change our bad habits and generally be better people.
However, every moment is an opportunity to change. An opportunity to make decisions that could change the course of our lives. It's not everything we can accomplish ourselves but when we trust God, through Him all things are possible.
Friday, March 13, 2015
Monday, January 24, 2011
Friday, January 21, 2011
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Michael Phillips has been writing in the Christian marketplace for 30 years. All told, he has written, co-written, and edited some 110 books. Phillips and his wife live in the U.S., and make their second home in Scotland.
ABOUT THE BOOK
The boyhood friends have been estranged as adults because of their mutual love of another woman (now dead) some years before. History seems destined to repeat itself, with Marie in the thick of it. Her involvement in the lives of the two men, as well as in the community, leads to a range of exciting relationships and lands Marie in the center of the mystery of a long-unsolved local murder. Eventually she must make her decision: with whom will she cast the lot of her future?
If you would like to read the first chapter of Angel Harp, go HERE
Wednesday, April 02, 2008
“Sometimes you have to yell something to make every part of you hear it. If you speak softly, what you say seems to carry no weight, even with yourself.”
Roberts Liardon in his book Learning to Say No Without Feeling Guilty.
James 4:7 says “Resist the devil and he will flee from you.” Sometimes however we only offer token resistance and still expect the devil to get to stepping. Other times we push him away yet leave him within arms reach. Inevitably we find ourselves victims of such situations and shame and regret usually follow (thus speaks the voice of experience).
What Mr. Liardon taught me in his book is that an emphatic no, even to myself will go a long way. So the next time that old devil comes around don’t push him off with a half-hearted giggle and a tickle. Let your no resound within him so that he knows he must flee; let that no rise up from your spirit and echo with authority over every foreign yes that seeks to be heard.
This may take some practice so say with me: no, No, NO!
Saturday, August 12, 2006
What I realised upon hearing her speak was that I had accepted her death as final. I had not enquired the will of the Lord in the matter but just accepted the situation as it was. I realised too that this could be happening in other areas of our lives as Christians where things happen and we just accept them as the will of the Lord, especially negative things. The situation might say, this is it (e.g. my marriage is over or I have an incurable disease or I can never change) but God is bigger than any situation, and no matter how dire it may seem, God can still turn it around. The stench of death can be quickly wiped away by the perfume of life.
So when the sister said that God can bring our sister back to life for His own glory I agreed wholeheartedly because I was reminded that I serve a great and mighty God.
Monday, May 22, 2006
In the deserts
On the pinnacles of the mountains
Within the depths of the valleys
I thirst for you Lord
My soul longs for Your presence
My ear waits on Your word
My heart weeps for Yours
I hunger for You Lord
My heart trembles in need ofYou
Touch me Lord
Make me whole