Tag: 2017

Jesus Has Power Over Demons

Jesus Has Power Over Demons

How does Jesus have power over demons? This is one of my many stories how Jesus displayed His power through me. Grab a mug of tea and read this slowly. Just for starters, the beginning of my story is rather plain. Or so I thought.

Beginning my Spiritual Journey

The Lord Jesus Christ saved me from the ultimate penalty of my sins on August 16, 1992 (one month before my Senior year in High School began). I placed my trust in Him while asking questions about heaven and eternal life at Grace Community Church in Ramona, CA. I remembered the date because that was the first day I had ever owned a Bible of my own. The Youth Pastor had me write the date in it so I wouldn’t forget.

One year later, I graduated from High School, and attended San Diego State University. I was pursuing an up-and-coming career in opera there and had many opportunities for fame and success in the world’s eyes. I commuted 30 miles to college every day, Monday through Friday. During my first year there, my parents agreed for me to move out from my bedroom in their house into our attached garage. My dad converted it into where my older sister and brother had made their separate bedrooms before me. Since they both moved away from home the year before, I had the privilege to knock out the wall between the rooms and turn it into my own little studio apartment.

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How to Respond When You’re Forced Out of a Church

How to Respond When You’re Forced Out of a Church

Thom Rainier’s (@ThomRainer) #podcast addresses a very painful reality that some #pastors and staff go through in the local church.  No one wants this as part of their #resumé, but being forced out of a church happens. Thom gives great advice on how to navigate the waters when leaving a local church was not your idea.  Listen to How to Respond When You’re Forced Out of a Church whether you’ve walked through a similar season or not.  It will be of help to you and to other staff to whom you minister.

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Starting 2017 Right with Goal Planning

Starting 2017 Right with Goal Planning

I was setting up a disciple-making appointment with a brother in Christ last night. As I looked at my calendar, I turned to December and suddenly I realized how fast 2016 went! It totally snuck up on me. Starting 2017 right is going to be crucial to my success in serving the Lord, as well as my family’s and His church. Now I’ll ask you…

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