Taking Captive Negative Self-Talk

dreadThe feeling of dread wouldn’t leave me. My mind was stuck in a rut by thoughts of impending disaster coming our way. Thoughts of us losing everything and being left alone in our time of need. Thoughts of us not being able to recover from our loss. Thoughts of being destitute and desperate. Thoughts of shame. Continue reading


You Can’t Outgive God!

pizza, pepperoniOne of my favorite pastors and teachers is Robert Morris of Gateway Church in Dallas, TX. And one of my favorite books by him is, The Blessed Life: Unlocking the Rewards of Generous Living
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No Such Things

Nehemiah 6:1-9                                                               

THOUGHT FOR TODAY: Then I sent to him, saying, “No such things as you say have been done; you are inventing them out of your own mind.” Nehemiah 6:8

keyboardShe questioned my motive for choosing one client over another; “Did you pick that client solely on your friend’s recommendation?” she asked, seemingly ready to reprimand me. Her accusation couldn’t have been further from the truth. Continue reading

Who? Me?!

Who-Me-I spent most nights peeking through the curtains looking for the headlights of the car that would bring my husband home. He went out regularly with his drinking buddies and would return several hours later drunk, stoned, or both.

One night when my husband was out with his friends, Continue reading

Making Intercession

female, prayingI’ll spend some time in secret prayer,
My burden’s for the lost.
I’ll pray until my family’s saved
No matter what the cost.

I’ll also pray for all my friends,
My next-door neighbors, too.
Please give me opportunities
To lead them all to you.

I won’t forget the mission field,
I’ll pray for those abroad.
Protect them, Lord, as they go out
To preach the Word of God.

For all those in authority,
Please help them understand,
They need to seek your wisdom when
They make laws for our land.

Finally, Lord, ignite your church,
I pray that everywhere
Christians will get on their knees
To seek you, Lord, in prayer

                                                   Lydia Reyes – Colorado Springs, CO

(Published in The Secret Place, Winter 2010-2011 issue, p. 51)