Nations. The Lord knows I love a word search….but this struck me as an unusual word upon which to spend time and energy. I started looking up Scriptures and familiar passages where “nations” reside.  First stop, Habakkuk 1:5  “Look among the nations!  Observe!  Be astonished!  Wonder!  Because I am doing something in your days –…

Thinking about the year ahead feels like a different season has begun sprouting its first seedlings all around us.  We can almost see small green stems coming forth from hardened ground,  despite the snows of winter continuing to blow down.  At January’s Alabaster Circle meetings, Vickie McKnight “summed up” a sense of 2015 in the word “forward.”…

Psalm 103:7 states, “He made known His ways to Moses, His acts to the sons of Israel.” (NASB, italics added) Abraham was called “the friend of God,”  one with whom He would speak, commune and reason, face to face. Our relationship with God is far more intimate than Moses or Abraham could have achieved, as Paul explained to the…

I don’t do a lot of reading in the book of Jeremiah.  I was surprised, then, to find myself led to Jeremiah 18. The particular aspect of the passage that caught my attention was the eloquence with which God describes a thought-and-action process…an example of His own thought-and-action process, in fact. God’s lesson to Jeremiah involved…

Here is a spoken word, a Psalm, a prayer, and a prophetic image to contemplate as 2015 rolls onto the horizon and extends out its arms before us. After the worship portion of the evening Theresa Dedmon spoke at Joyland (August 3, 2014), the Lord moved Lauryl to share a unique, prophetic encouragement from Himself…

There are three passages in Luke 1 that are well-read and often-shared.  The first is Luke 1:38, in which Mary responds to Gabriel’s announcement that the Holy Spirit would come upon her, and she, a virgin, would conceive a child.  Her response is, “Behold, the bondslave of the Lord; may it be done to me…

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