An Easter Hallelujah

On Easter, we celebrate the powerful message that Jesus has risen. The gospel of John records that precious moment when Mary Magdalene could not bring herself to leave Jesus’ empty tomb. Weeping, she turned from the angels still in the tomb and saw a man she assumed to be a gardener. But when Mary realized the truth—that her Savior was [...]

2019-02-26T11:51:16+00:00April 15th, 2019|0 Comments

Abiding Mindset Shift

Jesus Christ holds out his hand and reaches beyond your past, your mistakes, your imperfections, and your shame with this invitation: Come just as you are. Abide with me. As you connect with me, you will prosper with the fruit of agape love to fulfill the primary command of the new covenant—loving others as the Lord has loved you.  And while this sounds so beautifully simplistic, the enemy [...]

2019-02-18T16:05:59+00:00March 25th, 2019|0 Comments

Living Words

Dear Treasured Tribe,   Imagine you knew you only had a short time left to live and wanted to share a last meal with loved ones. Whom would you invite? What meal would you share together? And most important, what final words would you carefully choose to speak over those who graced your table?   Words matter. But last words can leave a legacy to those you love.   Of course, not everyone knows [...]

2019-02-18T16:18:36+00:00March 4th, 2019|0 Comments

Divine Disconnect

by Aliene Thompson A flaming sword closed the entrance to the Garden of Eden. Adam and Eve stood beyond the angel-guarded gate with no way to return to Eden and the tree of life, a previous provision now severed by a sword strategically placed by God himself. Like bitter mingled with sweet, the flaming weapon stood with the mighty cherubim and created an unbreakable barrier to the bounty in Eden.  God let the [...]

2018-12-14T18:26:29+00:00February 18th, 2019|0 Comments

Holy Hold-Up

by Aliene Thompson Have you ever thought of the hold-ups in your life as holy hedges of protection? Consider this—during holy hold-ups, the Holy Spirit is hovering and working on your behalf behind the scenes to build something beautiful.  This is an area where I have to continually renew my mind. But I have learned that in the resting and the waiting—in [...]

2018-12-14T19:42:22+00:00February 11th, 2019|0 Comments

Mountains Can Move

by Aliene Thompson That overwhelming mountain before you…the one that is unsettling your soul... you don’t have to handle it on your own.  “Then Jesus said to the disciples, ‘Have faith in God.’ I tell you the truth, you can say to this mountain, ‘May you be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and it will [...]

2019-02-06T21:20:07+00:00February 4th, 2019|0 Comments

Shine

by Aliene Thompson God would not stop until He won the argument—the lives of His chosen people were at stake. God wanted Moses to shepherd the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt into the freedom and blessings of the Promised Land. But Moses continued to argue. To protest His God-given purpose. Never mind the burning bush or the promises of the powerful [...]

2018-12-14T19:39:53+00:00January 28th, 2019|0 Comments

Holy Ground

by Aliene Thompson It was holy ground—the place where God’s spoken words revealed Moses’ purpose to him. The burning bush grabbed Moses’ attention . . . but it was God’s words that captured his heart. Every syllable was sacred. His words were living and active. They became reality. They shaped Moses’ identity. They changed his life [...]

2018-12-14T19:38:29+00:00January 21st, 2019|0 Comments