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Thought Life Renovation: We All Need One!

Thought Life Renovation

A thought life renovation is a lot like a house renovation. Have you ever watched a home renovation or even lived through one? I lived in an old house while I renovated it. One room at a time, I removed and resurfaced old fixtures and features and brought in new materials and elements. I transformed the entire house room by room. The renovation took time and commitment to see its completion but it proved worth it. Right now I am in the midst of renovating a townhouse for my youngest daughter …

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When Life is Unfair

unfair

Life is unfair. We all know it. We all feel it, even from a very early age. My 2 year old granddaughter shows me that every time her parents tell her no or take something away from her that she wants at that moment. Looking back across my own life I see situations I deem, or at least at the moment as unfair. I know I am not alone

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When Our Stressful Situation threatens to Overtake Us

Stressful Situation

No doubt David was experiencing a stressful situation when he wrote Psalm 69:1-3. Save me, O God! For the waters have come up to my neck. I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing; I have come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me. I am weary with my crying; my throat is dry; my eyes fail while I wait for my God. Psalm 69:1-3

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Attitude of Gratitude

Attitude of Gratitude

If we see a person with an attitude of gratitude, their basic approach to life would be thankful. The book of Psalms show us that David had attitude of gratitude, especially towards God. David authored at least 74 of the 150 psalms. 12 of those 74 psalms are identified as songs of praise or thanksgiving. David understood that everything good he had, God had given him.  

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Do You Want To Be A Wife Who Prays For Your Husband?

Pray for your husband

I know the answer to my question, “Do you want to be a wife who prays for your husband?” The answer is “Yes, I want to pray for my husband” or you would have never read this far. I am like you, I want to be a wife who prays for my husband. We should be the one person our husband can count on to pray for him. So dear sister, I want to encourage you to pray for your husband, because he needs it.   He has so many …

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If You Are Getting Started In Ministry, You Need A Mission Statement

Mission statements have been a part of my life since God called me and commissioned me. I discovered the need for a mission statement when I led the women’s ministry in my home church fourteen years ago. Eleven years ago I was in the beginning stages of developing OnFire Ministries. Once again I recognized the need for a mission statement because I saw the usefulness, guidance, and focus I found in taking this important step.   Proverbs 29:18 says, “Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that …

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You Need A Vision to Move Forward in Ministry

Vision is the ability to see. Our vision helps us to see what is directly in front of us as well as what is in the distance. We can enhance our vision by looking through binoculars. With binoculars, objects that are far away appear to be right in front of our eyes. When relating vision to ministry, vision speaks of the ability to see with eyes of faith.   This is part of a blog series about getting your ministry started.   Maybe you have been following God’s call in …

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Prayer Should Be At Every Stage Of Our Calling In Ministry

Spending time in prayer is one of the most important and valuable goals we can accomplish in any area of life. Ministry and prayer always go hand in hand. I can’t imagine ministry apart from intentional, focused prayer. After fourteen years of following God’s call, I am more convinced than ever that prayer is the key component to ministry.   This blog series is about getting your ministry started, whether it is a church ministry, a ministry program, or a personal ministry.   In my last blog, God’s Calling, God’s Commission, and Getting …

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God’s Calling, God’s Commission, and Getting Your Ministry Started

My Pastor’s message this morning was focused around the reality that we are all made for more. We are saved by God, called by God, for something bigger than ourselves and beyond ourselves.   Who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began. 2 Timothy 1:9   God has called each person to their own individual ministry in the body of Christ. That looks …

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