Facing Cancer

“Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.” Psalm 91: 14-15 This is an unbreakable promise from God. This promise may have been written hundreds of years ago for everyone. But right now, this promise could’ve been written today and just for me or for you. When facing cancer, I ran to God and sobbed on his shoulders. I didn’t know what all I …

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Rain

     “This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created, when the Lord God made the earth and the heavens.5 Now no shrub had yet appeared on the earth and no plant had yet sprung up, for the Lord God had not sent rain on the earth and there was no one to work the ground, 6 but streams came up from the earth and watered the whole surface of the ground.” Genesis 2:4-6 “Now no shrub of the field was yet in the earth, and no plant of the field had yet sprouted, for the …

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Send Rain

      “Then hear Thou in heaven and forgive the sin of Thy servants and of Thy people Israel, indeed, teach them the good way in which they should walk. And send rain on Thy land, which Thou hast given Thy people for an inheritance.” 1 Kings 8:36 Do you speak & encourage others to pass on the inheritance of the Lord?  The next generation must know of the Lord just like Israel passed on their inheritance to the next generation. Teach one another of the Lord Jesus. Tanya Jackson

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God’s Provision

            After giving a testimony to the Sanhedrin some of the Jews formed a conspiracy and bound themselves with an oath not to eat or drink until they had killed Paul. God intervened. Paul Transferred to Caesarea “And he called to him two of the centurions, and said, “Get two hundred soldiers ready by the third hour of the night to proceed to Caesarea, with seventy horsemen and two hundred spearmen.” They were also to provide mounts to put Paul on and bring him safely to Felix the governor.” Acts: 23: 23-24 This is such …

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This One Sunday

“And so here I am, preaching and writing about things that are way over my  head, The inexhaustible riches and generosity of Christ. My task is to bring out in the open and make plain what God, Who created all this in the first place, Has been doing in secret and behind the scenes all along.”  Ephesians 3:8 (MSG) Mental health illness and challenges; part of our family for over 20 years. Two decades  should have been enough time to identify, treat, deal and heal from mental illness,  so we could move on. I was tired.  The desire of my …

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Embracing the Impossible

      The person who lives completely yielded to Christ will often find themselves taking on tasks that feel utterly beyond them. Or perhaps to put it another way, we can’t live Spirit-empowered in our comfort zones. God continually calls us to step outside of those nice, safe walls we’ve positioned around ourselves, and into the area of insufficiency and need. Where we know, without a miracle, we’ll fail. Lives will go untouched, hearts unhealed, tummies unfed. As a high school dropout, former homeless girl, turned ministry leader, I often find myself in that place. Holding conversations with those …

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God’s Calling His Church

Well they have pea graveled the main highway between our house and town. I know it’s called chip and seal now, but it’s still a very difficult road to be on. Unfortunately we will be going on different roads to avoid the mess for a while. Fortunately we have a different road available. Oh beloved, God speaks to our hearts. There are going to be times when the road you have traveled forever will need to be avoided. This season is one of those times. God is calling us to take a different route. He isn’t messing up our lives. …

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Being High Up on the Mountaintop

    Have you ever just stopped and thought. “Man, I’ve been through a lot of stuff. I can’t believe I made it through all of that.” When you are in the middle, in the valley, you really don’t have time to stop and reflect.  You or at least I, am so busy trying to get out of the middle that I really don’t have time to think or look around. But when you find yourself on the other side on the mountaintop that is where the beauty lies. That is where I am tonight. I’ve been through some pretty low valleys over …

Hold on a Second

“However it is written: ‘What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived’- the things God has prepared for those who love him- these are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God” (1 Corinthians 2: 9 and 10). Read it again, take a minute and soak it in. I want you to think about something for me. These two verses make a really big claim, a promise, that if you are not looking and thinking about you will miss.  It …

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Double Vision

    I’m no foreigner to sleepless nights. You’ve been there. You get something on your mind and you can’t turn off the mindless thoughts. It’s human nature to think if we dwell on something and busy ourselves telling others our problems, that somehow, miraculously they’ll disappear, or at best get easier to deal with. It’s like we have double vision. In one light, we see God near and in control. But, when things don’t happen on our time clock, we get tunnel vision. We tend to look at things from a very narrow perspective, and can’t really see the …

Running Everywhere?

I made a quick run to the mega mart last night after 9 pm. I’m not one to get out at night especially when it’s cold. But two things were needed and I made the offer to fetch them. First I searched for another item in case they had it. No luck. The items I did get were at opposite ends of the huge building so I ran all over the place to get them. I’m the first to admit that when I find myself in need, I often run all over the place trying to find the peace, comfort, …