Refreshing Joy as a Lifestyle – Part 1

This Blog article is taken from a teaching and prophetic word Graham gave called "A Lifestyle of Joy Keeps Our Heart Fresh" on Brilliant TV. –– The important issue to focus on each day as we are learning to walk with Father, Son and Holy Spirit is... What is God...

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The Art of Thinking Brilliantly

The world is a tiring, draining place. It places so many obstacles in our paths, barriers that we have to clamber across to reach the places that it tells us we need to get to. How many times have you been asked about your day, and answered, “I’m so tired,” “I’ve had...

The Space Between the Notes

The French composer Claude Debussy once famously said, “Music is the space between the notes.” The greatest blues musicians are able to captivate us by playing less, not more. Artists refer to the idea of ‘negative space’; the absence of content that itself carries...

The Problem with People

Other people can be hard work. Whether it’s friends or family, work colleagues or schoolmates, husbands, wives or children, one thing is a constant—other people can, on occasion, be royal pains in the posterior. Other people are capable of wronging us in a marvelously...

Something to Declare

To varying degrees, we all have aspects of the introvert and the extrovert inside us. Popular understanding of the psychology involved has the two at opposite ends of a continuum—to be more of one, you have to be less of the other. However, Jung’s original conception...

Success Is for the Steadfast

“As for them, whether they hear or whether they refuse—for they are a rebellious house—yet they will know that a prophet has been among them.” – Ezekiel 2:5 The world is success-oriented. We’ve heard this a million times, from our relationships with people, our jobs,...

God Walks on the Flipside

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.” –James 1:17 We are unpredictable creatures of habit. Sounds like a contradiction in terms, doesn’t it? Far from...

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...