Oh, how He loves us!

Written By:  Amanda O’Reilly who attends Oasis Church of the New River Valley and sings with Reverb Worship.  Find more of here writing here: www.musingmojo.wordpress.com or  follow her here: www.facebook.com/aoreilly2 He is jealous?  For ME? Think about that for a minute.  Really think about how THE Creator of the universe, the Father of our salvation, the very same God who spent time with Adam and Eve, the same God who sent HIS son to die for us… He’s jealous for you! Wow. So often, we sing songs about how big His love is for us, how much He…

National Day of Prayer

National Day of Prayer

Guest Post by Richard Rogers.  Richard writes daily posts via his Facebook page.  Follow him on Facebook here. Today is the National Day of Prayer! I encourage you to join me in lifting for our country. and for our leaders in prayer. Let’s ask God to bless America and to send a wave of revival across this great nation that we may return to the godly values and principles of the Bible upon which this country was founded. Dear God, please forgive our national transgressions and bless the United States of America again. The Lord has promised that: “If My people…

friends and relationships

Relationships

Guest Post by Richard Rogers.  Richard writes daily posts via his Facebook page.  Follow him on Facebook here. Life is all about relationships, the ways in which we connect with each other or how we behave toward or deal with other people. We, as human beings, are social creatures. We need each other! We all require love, encouragement, support, fellowship, and the myriad of other benefits that are possible because of relationships. In fact, our relationships with others help to mold and shape how we view ourselves in relation to the world around us. Attesting to the importance of re

waiting

3 Benefits of God’s Waiting Room

We as human beings are likely one of the most impatient creatures of all.  As Americans in our culture we are continually being taught that we don’t need to wait.  Everything is becoming faster and more instantaneous.  Remember film cameras?  It’s a lot of fun developing black and white film, watching and waiting as that image comes to life on paper.  I remember several years ago, before I acquired my own digital camera, I was at a festival and taking pictures.  There was a very cute little boy that had spiked-up hair and I asked to take his picture….

fear

The King of Fear in Your Life

Guest Post by Lenny Hall of Sons of Thunder Ministries. Read:  1 Kings 18 The king of fear in your life. We as men often let fear exist in our life. Whether it’s from a pressing decision that has to be made, or to someone’s opinion of us. We are big strong bull of the woods type who keep our fears locked away to never be confronted again.  In 1 Kings there are quite a few mentions of a king who ruled with fear. He was a nasty king…

writing notes of encouragement

Every Woman Needs Encouragement

This guest post was first publicized on the blog at frazzledazzlemama.com; written by Teresa Martin. Is it selfish of me to want someone to encourage me?  As I am a mom, I am often found in the role of the encourager.  Through the years, I’ve encouraged little ones to try a new food, to try to ride their bike without training wheels, to try a new skill, a new sport or activity.  A mama’s “well” can get pretty low sometimes.  Every mom needs a chance to get filled back up so she can pour back out. So how do you get…

Grocery Store Obedience To God

Obeying God in the Grocery Store

Guest Blog Post from Lauren Holmes who blogs at The Naturally Inspired Life I was waiting in line at the grocery store, and the girl in front of me checking out said to the cashier, “you’re gonna hate me…I forgot all my cards at home.” I watched her go through her wallet twice, (no cash or cards in there,) and was on the verge of tears. Trust me when I say I had no intention of helping, lol, just being honest. 😌 I’m thinking, “God, I can’t step in….I am on a…

Narrow Gate

Taking the Next Step

Guest Post by Lenny Hall of Sons of Thunder Ministries 2 Samuel 15:1-12 (MSG) 15 1-2 As time went on, Absalom took to riding in a horse-drawn chariot, with fifty men running in front of him. Early each morning he would take up his post beside the road at the city gate. When anyone showed up with a case to bring to the king for a decision, Absalom would call him over and say, “Where do you hail from?” And the answer would come, “Your servant is from one of the tribes…

Men's Ranch Meeting - Connection

Connecting to the Body

Guest Post by Lenny Hall of Sons of Thunder Ministries 2 Kings 2:6New International Version (NIV) 6 Then Elijah said to him, “Stay here; the Lord has sent me to the Jordan.”  And he replied, “As surely as the Lord lives and as you live, I will not leave you.”  So the two of them walked on. As we go into 2017 seeking God’s idea of manhood, I am convinced that connecting to a ministry or faith father is one of the keys of finding purpose and fulfillment….