Tag Archive: encouragement

Dec 14

Seeing God in the Darkness

On Sunday December 13, 2015, my wife Tammy, our daughter Jenny and I had the opportunity to share with the dear saints at Wilmington First Assembly about our journey this past year. “Seeing God in the Darkness” of a diagnosis that brings fear and so many questions is a sampling of our thoughts about the …

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Dec 26

“Dipped In Blood”

“I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True.  With justice he judges and wages war.  His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns.  He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself.  He is …

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Dec 23

Get Out of the Boat

A while back, during the worship service in our church, the Holy Spirit spoke to me about the time the disciples saw Jesus walking on the water.  I was reminded that there were 12 disciples.  Why didn’t the other 11 venture out onto the water with Peter?  I thought of 3 possible reasons: Fear. Perhaps they …

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Jan 17

The Fire of the Holy Spirit – a Divinely-Inspired Thought

The following is a divinely-inspired thought that came to me as I was driving to one of my son’s soccer games last Fall.  I recorded it into my phone as I drove and have transcribed it here.  I hope it encourages you. “The fire of the Holy Spirit consumes the flesh.  The sacrifices in the …

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Jun 28

“Get Them Calves Outta Here”

I remember as if it were yesterday. Sitting across from a pastor friend I had served for years, and still respected and loved deeply.  We were in Selma, NC eating Chinese food for dinner. I had just recently heard the truth of the finished work of Christ, and was excitedly sharing with him the cool …

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Nov 13

It’s His Fruit

I feel like the Spirit revealed something to me: it is the fruit, OF the SPIRIT, meaning it’s His fruit, not ours. I think many equivocate a disciplined outer man with the fruit of the spirit, and vice versa. But it is not the fruit of a disciplined flesh, it’s His fruit through us. And …

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Sep 06

Eyes to the Blind

Job 29:15 – Job in defending himself said as part of his discourse, “I was eyes to the blind and feet to the lame.” This verse can brand our hearts with God’s intention for us. He wants us to be “eyes to the blind and feet to the lame.” Eyes to see His love & …

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