The Eyes of the Abuser

Surviving and healing from abuse is a life-long process. The circumstances are life-altering, thought-pattern-changing and emotionally recurring. Sometimes flashbacks don’t need a trigger, they just pop up. Victims need to possess a set of tools to combat the recurring effects. The events of the leadership meeting were a trigger in my case. It was the…

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Prayer for Today

King Jesus, we await your second coming. We expect to hear the trumpet blowing at any time. We prepare and we pray that you will find us ready. We trust in your eternal hope in your name above all names, according to the good and perfect will of the Father. Amen. “Children, it is the…

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Joy in Verse Encouragement for 20220525

Today is a beautiful day, because “A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah. O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.” (Psalm 63:1 ESV) Water #joyinverse…

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A Shepherd of the Flock?

Is this how a good shepherd of the congregation should treat his flock? I’m just asking. “In rephrasing the question, he pointed to BK as the one needing to adjust, asking, ‘How do you change?’ He used a similar pattern to what he did to Dawn Varvil. Can you see how he twisted what she…

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Prayer for Today

Lord Jesus help me through your Holy Spirit to look beyond my present circumstance to see the glory of the future in store for me. Satisfy my desires with your abiding love. Provide for my needs and a little more with which I can show your generosity. Thank you for loving me as I am….

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Joy in Verse Encouragement for 20220524

Today is a beautiful day, because David asked God to judge the wicked, “Let them vanish like water that runs away; when he aims his arrows, let them be blunted.” (Psalm 58: 7 ESV) Water #joyinverse #blessedthisdayandeveryday

The Stance of the Abuser

Is this the position of a humble servant of God or of a wolf backed into a corner? I’m just asking. “Murmurs of wanting to replace Steve as senior minister swung a huge wrecking ball toward his dreams of heading a vast megachurch. She made the blunder of showing compassion for Steve’s mother and family…

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Prayer for Today

Father, you have called me by my name to come out of the darkness and into your marvelous light. Help my heart and soul yield to your Holy Spirit, who keeps me walking within the circle of your will. Don’t allow me to look to the right nor to the left, but to remain in…

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Joy in Verse Encouragement for 20220523

Today is a beautiful day, because David cried to God for help, and God answered, “I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint; my heart is like wax; it is melted within my breast; my strength is dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue sticks to my jaws;…

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Time to Move On

We all rotate through each other’s lives as a matter of course, but at what point is it excessive? When do we stop to ask the reason behind losing close ties? Is it a normal state of affairs if a church loses 75-95% of its attendees within months? Is it normal for a church to…

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