Psalm 91

Psalm 91 (NLT) 1 Those who live in the shelter of the Most High     will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty. 2 This I declare about the Lord: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety;     he is my God, and I trust him. 3 For he will rescue you from every trap     and protect […]

Inspired to Pray

Be inspired in your prayer life by the wisdom of and guidance from two of SHINE Ministries’ great intercessors… The Bible has a prayer for every occasion and situation: praise and worship, thanksgiving, petition, and intercession are but a few. These are both weapons and ways to talk to and hear from God. However, we […]

Finding Peace in God’s Storehouse

In God’s Storehouse there are blessings too numerous to count, and one of the most valuable you will find there is peace. Though the gift of divine peace is available to all Christians, few attain it because we receive our reality through what we see with our eyes and hear with our ears. Just like […]

Encourage Yourself in the Lord

Father, I worship You today, knowing that this is the day You have made. I thank You that no matter what comes against me, You, oh Lord, will not allow me to be tempted above what I can bear. Thank you, Lord, that when the enemy comes against me, You raise up a standard against […]

Testimony of Grace

I have been touched by God’s grace all my life. Grace is often defined as the unmerited favor of God; it is a gift that you can’t earn and don’t deserve. I didn’t know it at the time but I see it now in retrospect. As a little girl, I was touched by things of […]

Faith Doesn’t Take No for an Answer (Part 2)

Even after the Canaanite woman was told she didn’t “qualify,” she continued to worship Jesus and put her unashamed desperation on display. “But He answered and said, ‘It is not good to take the children’s bread and throw it to the little dogs’” (Matthew 15:26 NKJV). Now He has insulted her! Talk about adding insult […]

The Beauty of Prayer

The beauty of prayer is that it is God’s desire for us to come near to Him. It is that intimate call from our Abba Father to draw near to Him, to spend time with Him, to come to Him as His cherished daughter. The Amplified version of John 6:44 says, “No one is able […]

Feasting on the Word

The Word of God is a precious gift to believers. It is a love letter from the Father to His children; His story of redemption for a people enslaved to sin; it is our hope in dark times; and our compass to keep us on His path. “Blessed is the man who trusts in the […]

His Arms Are Open Wide

  Imagine…you—a smiling, beautiful little girl…  You are running with reckless abandon into your daddy’s room. There he sits, in his chair, with his arms open wide. As you run to him, he scoops you up onto his lap with his strong and loving hands. You feel the power of his gentle embrace, the rise […]

Our Family Shield of Faith

“Hurry, say ‘Amen’…you’re gonna make us tardy!” The thought running through their adorable little heads each morning before I let my daughters out of my sight for the day. While praying this particular morning, I must have said something to peak the curiosity of my daughter, Macy. As we sat together later that evening, chatting […]