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Transparent Ministries Friends This last week was a great week in which Transparent Ministries was part of seeing lives impacted and changed.  Here’s the detail on what happened and how lives are being changed. About one month ago I was asked to speak with some high school seniors from the local high school.   Dennis, a...
Questions!

Questions!

My friend Lauren has written another thought provoking message that I think we all need to read.  Please take a moment and read her thoughts on questions we all have about life. “What are you living your life for?”  This question was posed to us in church this week and I have to admit I...

Power of Forgiveness

This week I had a discussion with an individual who is dealing with someone who has had bitterness in her life for over 35 years.   As the conversation progressed it was clear she had not moved from what had transpired in her life years ago.   It was sad because she knew she had missed something...

Getting Your Attention

I recently decided to refresh my knowledge on statistics regarding pornography use by children 18 years old and younger. I visited Covenant Eyes‘ website for the latest information.  I will make one statement that will stagger you as it pertains to how big this problem is.  In 2010 Covenant Eyes released a report on this...

God’s Time

This last week I met a friend at a restaurant and below is the story of what happened during our meeting.  It is powerful story of God’s timing in our lives.  We both walked away saying God doesn’t do anything by accident. God’s Time I entered the restaurant flustered and angry at myself. While I...

Transparent Ministries 2011 Year in Review

I am one of those who believe it is good to look back and see what has happened over the course of a year.  I find it helpful to reflect on the good and the bad of our lives to see how we endured the challenges and how we saw God’s hand in everything.  I’d...

What might my life might look like if…?

Over the past few years I found myself wondering things like, “What if Abraham had believed without wavering when God told him he would be a father of many nations— would he have felt fear for his life and had Sarah tell Pharaoh they were brother and sister? Or if Rebecca had truly believed God...

Taste and See That the Lord is Good!

In January of 2012, I will have known Jesus as my Lord and Savior for 32 years. Since 1998 I’ve read through the Bible thirteen times and am currently over ½ way through it again yet I still don’t know Jesus the way I should. Most of the time I spent trying to know God...

Speaking Tour Thoughts!

Well in one week we spoke at four different locations including Southwest Baptist University, East Tennessee State University, Milligan College, and a new church called “The Gathering”. During our time we spoke with students who were deep into pornography, depression, prostitution, and crisis situations. Each of these individuals will have a story and journey to...

God’s Obedience and Listening to God

I received a note today from my friend John who travels to the intercity once a week to give out food and clothes to the homeless.  I have been reading his posts for about a year and they always inspire me with hope, encouragement, and a message from the “Chosen People” as I like to...

I’m Back ……. and I’m a Little Angry

A message from my friend Lauren: It has been several months since I last blogged.  Of course, all the normal excuses apply:  life got so busy once school started, there are so many other projects to be worked on, etc., etc.  But the truth is I have let the old thought patterns have free reign...

The Perfect Storm and How God Works

Today I received a message from a friend.  I just recently had breakfast with this friend who told more than 2 years ago he had a story to tell me about his life.  We met and after two and a half hours he finished telling his story to me.   He told me he had never...