Born in a Manger

When I lived in Montana, I had an old barn on the property. It housed chickens and provided shelter for horses and goats. It was filled with bales of straw and had a rope swing hanging from the high beam. My daughters loved to play in that old barn. It probably wasn’t terribly sanitary despite the hours I spent shoveling out unsanitary things; animals being animals and doing what animals do. I would never have called it clean. Certainly not company ready clean. Certainly not clean enough for a baby to be born in, other than a colt. And definitely not … Continue reading Born in a Manger

Glimpses of Heaven

“This, then, is how you should pray: “‘Our Father in heaven,hallowed be your name,your kingdom come,your will be done,    on earth as it is in heaven”… Matthew 6: 9-10 Years ago, when I was part of an intercessory prayer team, a mother asked us to pray for her daughter.  Her little girl was 4 and couldn’t walk.  She had numerous other issues and I forget what the diagnosis was but the prognosis was that she didn’t have long to live.  We prayed and then shared what we believed God had given us for this little girl.  Everyone shared that they saw … Continue reading Glimpses of Heaven

Wide Receivers

How often I wanted to gather your children together, just as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you would not have it.  Luke 13:34 Jesus is speaking here to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, lamenting the fact that they would not receive Him.   This is hard to imagine and yet, too often, I am guilty of the same. I think that the inability to receive still keeps Jesus at arms lengths. A giver, no matter how unlimited his resources can only give what the receiver can and will take in.  Most children are good receivers. Offer children a … Continue reading Wide Receivers

Secondary Barrenness

  Our first attempt at having a child ended in miscarriage.   This was 1995.  It was a devastating loss and as I lay on the sofa one day healing, the Holy Spirit said, “Get up and go to ORU”.   We lived in Tulsa at the time just about a mile from Oral Roberts University and so I got up and made the drive. Once there, having no further instructions, I went to the gift store.  There was no one there.  I walked around looking at the items for sale and wondered what my next move was to be.  Shortly, a … Continue reading Secondary Barrenness

God’s Economy

Years ago, when I lived in Montana, I had a wonderful gelding named Apache. The whole family loved that horse. Anyone could ride him; he was totally trustworthy. I especially liked taking him out on short jaunts in the woods. Fearless, smart and oh, how he loved to run, but there was one thing he would not do. He would not jump over anything. No, not ever, which most of the time was fine. But sometimes, in the woods, when a tree had fallen across the trail our ride would have been much nicer if he would have just jumped … Continue reading God’s Economy

Jesus is the Answer

Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe in Me also. John 14:1 Why God, why? When God, when? How God, how? Where God, where? Ever cry out to God with questions like that? I certainly have. One night during a time of chronic pain that lasted years, I had this dream: I was sitting down face to face with Jesus. I was asking him all my questions about healing. He patiently answered every single one and it took a very long time. I knew I would never be able to remember all of this and I really wanted to because it … Continue reading Jesus is the Answer

Rock Solid Truth or Not

Spirit lead me where my trust is without bordersLet me walk upon the watersWherever You would call meTake me deeper than my feet could ever wanderAnd my faith will be made strongerIn the presence of my Savior These lyrics from a song by Hillsong United got stuck in my head. Day and night, I was singing this, only sometimes out loud. I changed a word in it inadvertently. I sang “where my faith is without borders”—over and over and over again.  One day I heard the song on the radio and heard them sing “my trust is without borders” and my … Continue reading Rock Solid Truth or Not

The Baby with the Bathwater

Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away. Matthew 24:35 I believe in divine healing even though I still have pain in my body. I first learned about divine healing experientially. Members of my family were healed because someone prayed.  But experience isn’t the same as biblical doctrine. While living in Tulsa, I encountered the Word of Faith teachings of Kenneth Hagin, Bob Yandian, Billy Joe Daugherty, Richard Roberts and more. It was new to me; I had never in all my years of attending church, heard this message of healing. Since I needed healing, I … Continue reading The Baby with the Bathwater

God Will Supply

And this same God who takes of me will supply all your needs from His glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.  Philippians 4:19 God, who is the giver of every good and perfect gift, never stops giving.  He is aware of our needs even before we are.  What are your needs today?  Not your wants, your needs?  I tend to think that all I need is healing.  If I were healed everything would be just fine.  I need healing, I want healing, but only God knows my greatest point of need.  Only God can fully … Continue reading God Will Supply

The Kingdom of God

… and heal those in it who are sick, and say to them, “The kingdom of God has come near to you.”  Luke 10:9 When Jesus sent disciples out to minister to people, He made it clear that the kingdom of God and healing are inseparable.  Healing in His kingdom is a given.  I am a child of the kingdom – the kingdom where there is no pain, no sickness, no disease, no cancer, no arthritis, no immune system disorders, none. Jesus prayed, “Thy kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven”.  One of the purposes of sending Jesus … Continue reading The Kingdom of God