With the Holy Spirit They Spoke the Word of God Boldly

Grow to Become Mature — Act 4:31

With the Holy Spirit They Spoke the Word of God Boldly

With the Holy Spirit they spoke the word of God boldly. – Act 4:31

Do we speak God’s word with boldness or do we avoid speaking the Truth of God for fear we might offend, wound, or become tagged as someone who spouts “hate speech?” Paul calls us to speak truth in love (Ephesians 4:15). Speak in love; speak his Truth.  When we do we “grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ.”

Bold are those filled with his Holy Spirit of Truth.

Books I support—authors I trust.

In The Nam The Everyday: 366 Real Stories for Real People On Deadly Grounds The Consort Conspiracy: Some secrets refuse to stay buried... Letting the CAT out of the BAG RIDING THE RAILS TO HOME A Mother's Song: A Story of the Orphan Train Dust Between the Stitches PIECING FABRICS - MENDING LIVES: THE HISTORY, PHILOSOPHY AND INGENUITY OF QUILTERS Creating Comfort-ers: The History, Philosophy and Ingenuity of Quilters Cultivating Wildflowers: An Urban Teacher Romance Miss Bee and the Do Bees: An Urban Teacher Romance The Food That Held the World Together RUSH Chasing the Butterfly Down to Davy Jones Enjoy Today Own Tomorrow

Make My Heart Hurt for You — Impact My Heart

He Ghosted Me—Acts 2

Make My Heart Hurt for You — Impact My Heart

The Spirit came to rest on them. – Acts 2:3
Lord, may your Ghost rest on me.

The Spirit filled them. Acts 2:4
Lord fill me with your Holy Ghost.

The Spirit enabled them. – Acts 2:4
Lord, enable me to pray with power.

They had everything in common. – Acts 2:44
Lord, may your people have everything in common. 

The Lord added to their numbers. – Acts 2:47
Lord, add to your numbers. 

They were cut to the heart. – Acts 2:37
Lord, dent my heart. Make my heart hurt for you. Impact my heart.


Books I support—authors I trust.

A Mother's Song: A Story of the Orphan Train Enjoy Today Own Tomorrow Journal Sober Cycle: Pedaling Through Recovery One Day at a Time Deep End of the Lake RUSH BROKEN VESSELS: God's GLORY through FLAWED Humanity Rhinestones on My Flip-Flops  Land of My Dreams Labor to Leadership The Flight to Excellence Faith House: A Journey of Faith In Addiction Recovery Little White Squirrel's Secret

If Your Right Hand Causes You to Stumble—or Your Right to Yourself Causes You to Stumble—Cut It Off

Asserting Your "Rights" In Jesus

Asserting Your "Rights" In Jesus

“If your right hand causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to go into hell.” – Jesus (Matthew 5:30)

Our need to prove that we are right is almost always a sign that the spirit of our flesh is trying to assert its rights. From our Father’s perspective, we surrendered all our rights when we died to ourself, which is what the act of water baptism symbolizes, and rose with Christ. It matters not if we are slandered, maligned, cheated, persecuted, unjustly convicted. What matters is that we do not lie, cheat, slander, falsely accuse or malign others.

If your right hand causes you to stumble—or your right to yourself causes you to stumble—cut it off. Cut it out.


Books I support—authors I trust.

RIDING THE RAILS TO HOME Enjoy Today Own Tomorrow Sober Cycle: Pedaling Through Recovery One Day at a Time Deep End of the Lake  Seasoned: A Love Story BROKEN VESSELS: God's GLORY through FLAWED Humanity Rhinestones on My Flip-Flops Rodeo Mouse and the Greatest Escape Plan in Mouse History Within Golden Bands Labor to Leadership The Flight to Excellence Faith House: A Journey of Faith In Addiction Recovery