Being Real, Bible thinkin', Holy Spirit, Prayer

God Talking

How many times have you sorta looked around after “hearing” something that might be from God and mumbled, chin down, in your chest, “Uhh, was that You or me?” Raise your hand. Me too. But, you see, I’ve come to the place when I know He is talking to me. I mean, I’ve come to a place (though His teaching…

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Being Real, Family, Holy Spirit, Prayer

Depression, Control, and Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving this year is nestled in the hills just outside Chattanooga, TN. Windy. Cold. Our little cabin pops and cracks as it allowed the wintery breeze breach its thin walls. Our Christmas music sings through the cabin while a fire lights the main room. Little feet run across the wood floors and up the stairs. Laughter fills the house. It’s…

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Holy Spirit

Drop the Dead Guy

If you’ve been around church for any amount of time you’ve probably heard the term “the flesh” or “the sin nature.” Maybe even heard it called “the old man” or “the dead man.” I like that last one best. DEAD Problem is my inside me gets confused with the fact that my flesh is dead and tries to resurrect it.…

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Bible thinkin', Holy Spirit

God’s Plan or Purpose for You?

Knowing God’s plan for you is secondary to knowing God’s purpose for you — to become like Christ, know God, and glorify Him. (Romans 8:29 and John 17:3) I have a purpose in life. Don’t we all? I really have more of a purpose idea. Not even a statement, just an idea. Lord knows I’ve asked Him a hundred times…

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Holy Spirit, Teaching

The Answer to How To Hear God

If you didn’t read yesterday’s post of 4 Simple Steps to Know the Will of God, please slide down and do that real quick. Knowing God’s will has been difficult for me at times, and at other times, something I just “knew.” There is the big teaching on God’s permissive will, His will for the Church as a whole, His…

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Holy Spirit, Teaching

4 “Simple” Steps to Know the Will of God

I tweeted Knowing the will of God is in direct correlation to knowing and living by the Spirit of God. Cannot have one without the other. I personally have whined over and over about wanting to know the will of God. There are a couple of places in Scripture where it out-right says what His will is. Wanna see? M’kay……

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Sin and Mold: Same Diff

I was just thinking about sin and the concept of mold came up. Can’t blame my brain, I mean they are similar. They grow in warm places, ripe for things to grow that shouldn’t grow there. And, if we aren’t on our game, ugly things grow where things are supposed to be clean. (think shower) They are easily covered, but…

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