spiritual life

BLACK AND WHITE PODCAST: Ten Tips for Gratitude this Thanksgiving and Year

Episode #143 – Sometimes we just don’t want to be grateful. We want to sulk and nurse our wounds. Eeyore gets it. But genuine gratitude is not fake. It flows from hearts that realize that gratitude in the creation rather than in the Creator will always leave us empty. Listen in to this replay of an episode from Denise Pass and Micah Maddox as they share ten tips for gratitude in life’s mundane moments.

I AM

I AM all that you will ever need. Have you asked me into your heart? Have you come to Me with all your needs?

Birthing Courage with Amy Elaine & LaTan

Episode #74 – Have you ever thought about courage as something to be birthed? Join us to hear more about how Mary, Mother of Jesus, literally birthed courage–providing our solution to living victoriously!

He Took the Stand

Jesus insured security the day He died upon a tree

Oh, what a Savior we have in Jesus Christ!

Mark’s Gospel: Serving

We need to fall before the Lord, seeking what He wants us to do for Him, not the other way around!

The Power of Speech

The Gospel of Matthew tells us that there is something more dangerous than taking in something bad, and that is speaking out something that is bad. 

Does God Know Me?

Aside from the seemingly harsh nature of this statement, doesn’t it strike you as odd that Jesus will actually tell some people on judgment day that He never knew them?

Tis the Season…It is the Season!

Jolly is just another phrase for excited,  joyous, or anything that exudes happiness. We are in the holiday season, but it is not so for many.

His Divine Light

His divine light captured at sunrise from the Smoky Mountain National Park. I am delighted to share the gift of nature through the lens of my camera and the eyes He has given me to see His wonders. May you feel inspired to share this image and post with others.

The Meaning of Holiness

We become holy, not so that we can primarily behave better but so that we can bless the world in the name of Jesus.

You Can Handle It!

My brothers and my sisters, I may not know the full extent of your circumstances, your situation, or your storm, but God wants you to know that you can handle it!

Intentional

We are the translators to the world around us of what God is doing and saying. Plan to be a beacon. Ask for someone to be put there for you to love on. Face your moments with intentionality in mind

Seek His Face

We discover the truest meaning of love
when we find the One who was sent from above
We are magnetically drawn to His grace and His peace
We’re enamored by the greatness of the One who sets us free

Selfless King

Jesus took the time to pray for us before He was betrayed
and then He sacrificed His holy life to take our sins away

The Puzzle

There were no gaps—Jesus filled in each space
His blood was shed so that sin could be forgiven and erased
His holy sacrifice was the piece enabling removal of our sin
Does your puzzle include Jesus? He included you in His!

Strongholds

It’s when I finally ran to Him in my weakness 
that He strengthened and delivered me 
He parted the Red Sea for the Israelites
and He made an escape for me

Time for a New Direction

I was unmotivated to attend church, and I wasn’t as on fire for God as I used to be. I was just spending my days waiting to wake up the next morning and do it all over again. I needed to figure out how I got here. 

Followers

His holy footsteps guide us to the Father’s throne
They illuminate the path that takes us safely home
Do you know the One who says, “Come, Follow Me?”
If not, I encourage you to accept Jesus as your Lord and King