Joy: The Ultimate Refreshment

As Christians, it is our joy to show others the nature of God by exhibiting His nature everywhere we go. It is easy to rejoice in God and give thanks when everything in life is going our way. It is easy to feel His warmth and His delight in us when we aren’t being...

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Be the Spark

It only takes a spark to ignite a fire. That flame within us, capable of fueling passion and process, is often reliant on other people to fan it. So the importance of being part of a caring, nurturing community is paramount. Of course the Lord is always ready to help...

Within and Without

“For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” – Hebrews 4:12 We are beings at war with...

The Sky Above the Rain

The world teaches us from a pretty early age that people can let us down. Not only that, in fact—experience teaches us, sadly, that people can let us down, while the world teaches us that they will let us down. As children, we trust implicitly. As adults, we’ve often...

Renew Your Mind and Practice Permission

2014 has been a very busy year so far, and in all that busyness, it is easy to forget to pursue our passions and meet the goals we’ve set. Now that we are almost halfway through the year, this seems like a perfect opportunity to sit down and reassess where we are...

Thinking Brilliantly

What is thinking brilliantly? And when I ask that question, I'm actually asking myself. How do I live out a brilliant lifestyle, personally? How does it function in my day-to-day life? Graham Cooke says in The Art of Thinking Brilliantly, "The mind is both a...

Displacing Fear with Love

Displacement. What a simple, brilliant perspective of how life with God really works. Do you want to purge the air from a glass? Fill it with water and the air is displaced. Do you want to purge fear (with it's accompanying destructive negativity) from your life? Fill...

Rest if a Weapon

This inspiring piece was sent to us by Christine Casten, the Director of Intercession for The Warrior Class. For more information on the Warrior Class, please check out their site here. A friend of mine was trying to hear from the Lord. She tried hard. She kept...

Resolutions

At the beginning of the year we have all these wonderful intentions. We list our resolutions, and usually many of them have to do with our external self. We pledge to pay off debt or eat less junk food. All worthwhile, but what if you flip those resolutions around?...

A Beautiful Kind of Therapy

We would like to share with you this amazing story of a life changed, sent to us by a therapist who uses Graham's Becoming the Beloved CD with some of her patients. This testimony really encouraged us, and we hope it encourages you! About a year and a half ago a...