Sword of the Spirit

The Sword of the Spirit . . .   For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.  Hebrews 4: 12 . . . which is the word of God. Scripture Passage for this week:  Ephesians 6:10-20 Gracious Heavenly Father, It is Your words not mine which {Read More}

About Laura Leathers

Laura is a wife, mother, and grandmother. She is the founder of Tea Time Treasures, a ministry promoting Biblical Hospitality (www.teatimetreasures.net). Currently she is employed as an administrative assistant within a detention center—ministry in the marketplace. Laura received her Women's Ministry Certificate Advanced Degree from New Orleans Theological Seminary. She is a graduate of Speak Up with Confidence Seminars (Basic and Advanced) and CLASS (Christian Leaders, Authors, and Speaker Services). Over the years she has served as a Bible teacher, conference speaker and a free-lance writer.

Need Refreshing? His Word Always Speaks

Need Refreshment? Your words were found, and I ate them, And Your word was to me the joy       and rejoicing of my heart;                For I am called by Your name,    O LORD God of hosts.  Jeremiah 15:16 . . . Partake of His Word. Read Psalm 119.  Gracious Heavenly Father, how grateful I am for Your Word.  When I open my Bible, Your Word always speaks to me and it brings life, hope and joy to my soul.  {Read More}

About Laura Leathers

Laura is a wife, mother, and grandmother. She is the founder of Tea Time Treasures, a ministry promoting Biblical Hospitality (www.teatimetreasures.net). Currently she is employed as an administrative assistant within a detention center—ministry in the marketplace. Laura received her Women's Ministry Certificate Advanced Degree from New Orleans Theological Seminary. She is a graduate of Speak Up with Confidence Seminars (Basic and Advanced) and CLASS (Christian Leaders, Authors, and Speaker Services). Over the years she has served as a Bible teacher, conference speaker and a free-lance writer.

Be Still

Psalm 46:10 says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”( NKJV)  I used to think that the “be still” part was talking about our meditative state, getting our minds quieted so that we could hear from God.  That may still be true, but for me lately, the Lord has shown me that the “be still” part means don’t do anything…wait. My Streams in the Desert recently {Read More}

About Kathy Hutto

Kathy Hutto is a wife, homeschooling mother, entrepreneur and author. You can visit her online at http://www.kathyhutto.wordpress.com.

Awaken to Hear

  “…Now Peter was still inwardly perplexed and doubted…” [Acts 10:1-22 AMP] What do you do when you have prayed and suddenly a voice says something that is incongruent to your usual way of thinking? And you say to yourself, “is this God or my own flesh”? Peter found himself in this position when he heard that he must accept all things as holy and coming from God’s hand. God does give assurance and direct confirmation. 1) When we’re slow {Read More}

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A Healthy Soul

“Whoever believes in me, …streams of living water will flow from within him…” [John 7:38] Work that comes out of the overflow of God’s life within man, is the boundless, abundant life that Jesus spoke of  “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full”. [John 10:10] The healthy soul draws deeply from that life by staying close to the source, sharing with spiritual friends and maintaining the discernment that can read the signs of the {Read More}

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Help! I’m Covered in Wax

I was trying to light a candle the other day, and it would not light. It wasn’t at the end either–you know where the wick meets the metal. This candle was fairly new. The wax had built up and would not allow the fire to burn. The Lord showed me that in my own walk with Him I had allowed some wax to build up in certain areas. I was not able to fulfill the purposes He has for me {Read More}

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Stone Altars

My husband and I have been hiking every weekend for the past couple of months.  We started just walking around the neighborhood with our boys as a way to help our youngest son who needed to lose a few pounds (a recommendation from his cardiologist). Soon enough though, we found ourselves enjoying the outdoors and what it was doing to us physically and mentally. Before long, we started going to the park for long hikes and finding any sort of {Read More}

About Beba Schlottmann

Beba Schlottmann is an exuberant worshiper whose passion comes from a deeply-rooted relationship with Jesus Christ and a love for diverse styles of music and cultures. Moving to the states at age 12 from Puerto Rico, Beba graduated from West Coast Christian College in Fresno, CA. She is the president of Women on the Move, a ministry of the Lawrenceville Church of God. Beba also serves as a worship leader, teacher, interpreter and as a mentor. Beba's involvement in mission work has taken her to Europe, Central America and the Caribbean where she has served as a speaker, teacher, worship leader and interpreter. Beba's pride and joy are the men in her life, her husband Brian and their two boys, Matthew and Julian. She enjoys traveling, writing, reading, singing, and hosting international friends. Her not-so-secret indulgences include coffee and any flavor of Milka chocolate. You can visit her blog or Facebook profile to find out more about Beba.

Curves and Crossings

” Trust in the Lord with all your heart…He will make your paths straight“ [Proverbs 3:5-6] I remember the first time I stood and watched as the great metal tracks of the railroad began to “switch.” There was no one in sight, yet as I stood there, tons of metal with no apparent help shifted to realign themselves. As a child, I thought I’d witnessed magic. Then I learned there was an engineer somewhere down the track with his hand {Read More}

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Thanks for Nothing

Once there was a woman with nothing.  No husband, no income, no food, no prospects.  Nothing.  She was the mother of two boys, but her late husband’s creditor was already on his way to claim them as slaves.  I think in some small way, I can relate to that. She came to the man of God with nothing.  And he said to her, “How can I help you?  Tell me, what do you have in your house?”  “Your servant has {Read More}

About Jackie Henry

Writer Jackie Henry is the founder and director of the “Teacup Widow’s Ministry,” a ministry designed to bless, encourage and empower widows. Jackie was a widow for nine years when she met and married Rev. Larry K. Henry, who is an ordained minister in the Church of God. Jackie has served as the director of Women’s Ministries at the Lawrenceville Church of God for 14 years. She has been employed by North Ga. Church of God Executive Office for 17 years. Jackie and Larry have been appointed as pastors of the Dahlonega Church of God At Mercy Hill. Jackie has learned that God’s Word will mix with life’s experiences to create the wisdom that is needed for living. Her love for God has given her a winning combination.

Trees

In fifth grade our class had to memorize the poem “Trees” by Joyce Kilmer, an early American poet.  Mr. Kilmer was killed  by a sniper at age 31 in 1918 during the First World War.  Prior to his military service, he was widely regarded as the premiere Catholic poet of the day. His writings were focused on the simple beauties of nature as well as his faith in God. Mr. Kilmer’s poem is one of those things that for some {Read More}

About Tracey Cagle

My God brought me out of a pit of my own creation and blessed me beyond my wildest dreams. I am a second wife to my high school sweetheart and mother of four. I work part-time for a market research company and full-time as chauffeur, chef, and cheerleader to the children. I am active in my church home, where I teach a women's Sunday school class and facilitate bible studies. I enjoy volunteering. I write children's stories and have been rejected by some of the most renowned publishing companies in America. My daughter tells me Dr. Seuss was rejected on 17 submissions so I still have a way to go.