The Power of Love

In Acts 2:8, Jesus told the disciples to wait until they received the Holy Ghost who would give them power (ability, efficiency and might—AMP) to be witnesses to the ends of the earth. They would take the word of salvation and wholeness to nations. The Holy Ghost was sent so we could be witnesses to […]

Speaking the Truth in Love

Sometimes, I hear people who are quick to declare their unsubstantiated, personal beliefs and make statements that are for the most part unscriptural! This comes across as deliberately being confrontational and controversial. I’ve heard many defend these statements by saying they are doing so because they’re being bold and unafraid of speaking the truth. But […]

Dancing With God!

  As a Christian, I often talk about God’s blessings and the wonderful things He’s done for our family. I’m not ashamed of His goodness to us and I love to share it. But at times, I’ve been told I live in another world—not reality! When someone dear to me accused me of this, I […]

Grace Encounters for a New Beginning

One of my (Cathy) favorite things to do back in South Africa is to visit Kruger National Park. This is the largest wild animal sanctuary in the country and is about the size of Great Britain. The adventure starts when you drive through the gate. The magic and sounds of Africa are unlike anything you […]

God’s Greatest Gift

Mother Teresa once said: “The most terrible poverty is loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted. The biggest disease today is not leprosy or TB but rather the feeling of being unwanted. There is more hunger in the world for love and appreciation than for bread.” Ephesians 2:10 gives us a beautiful description of how […]

You Are Free To Be You

One of the biggest blessings in my Christian walk is knowing that I am unique. There is no one else like me. “Just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, having predestined us to adoption as sons by […]

Have A Glad Heart

We have divided our lives into one-year segments. They begin at a certain time and end at another. The problem is that we tend to categorize our successes and defeats within these year slots and then weigh them at the beginning of each year, usually focusing on what we did not do. Each year, I […]

Why The Gospel of Peace?

I meet many people in my travels who don’t have a sense of peace and calm. They’re stressed, frustrated, confused by life and taught in church all the things they have to do to keep God happy and on their side. I once heard someone say, “Where does the list of “doing things right” end? […]

Blessed With Heaven’s Best!

In almost every account of God’s interaction with His people, we find Him promising to give them “the best of the best.” This has always been His intention. “And I thought how wonderful it would be for you to be here among my children. I planned to give you part of this beautiful land, the […]

The Deception of Self Righteousness

One of the biggest deceptions in the world, especially in the Church, is that of performance-religion and self- righteousness. There’s a huge emphasis on maintaining the moral standards of the so-called “Judeo-Christian-value system.” We hear: “I’m a good Christian.” “I belong to a church.” “I go to a home group.” “I read my Bible.” “I […]