Abiding in Him

Every human heart wants to know, “Am I loved? Am I important? Why am I here on earth, and does my existence and life have purpose? Am I being fruitful in the world?” God’s response is, “Yes, you are loved. Yes, you are important. For I created you and filled you with purpose to make […]

The Grapes of Perfection

Growing up in Michigan, we were blessed to have relatives who owned vineyards. I’m sure that when most people think of vineyards they think of the more popular ones in California or in Italy. But there is a very small town in Michigan called Lawton that has beautiful rolling hills filled with vineyards that are […]

Joy Grew in my Backyard

Often, between the stress and busy nature of our lives, we forget about joy. I am not talking about fun, happy moments, but true joy that comes from knowing and loving Christ. I see joy as a relationship that needs to be tended. It is always there, but if we do not safeguard it, it […]

Thriving in the Desert: How to Flourish During Frustrating Times

Can you relate to a season in life in which you’re merely surviving, rather than thriving? Contrary to what you might think, I’ve learned through the years that those are often the times that God wants to draw us close.  My friend, Kris, was weary from all that she and her husband Robert had experienced […]

Thrive

Fall is just around the corner here in Colorado; we just experienced our first hard freeze and summer isn’t even over yet! We are back up to hot temperatures and those of us who live here are so grateful for more warm, sunny days before the chill of fall arrives. Colorado has unpredictable weather it […]

The Icing On The Cake

What a great weekend SHINE Ministries hosted for the ladies at Word of Life Christian Center! The ICING Event was the first ladies’ event since the COVID-19 quarantine, and it was a huge success! On Friday and Saturday, the 4th-5th of September, Terry Savelle Foy held her annual ICING Event in Dallas, Texas, and for […]

Simple Fashion Secrets to Show off God.

The fashion secrets below were provided for young girls and teens. Although these thoughts can certainly be applied to all of us. So you’ve put together an outfit, is it going to show off God or yourself? God wants us to reflect Him; that is His heart concerning modesty. It is also important to pursue complete holiness in the motivations […]

Encouraging Scriptures for Today

Deuteronomy 6:6-7 – “These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts.  Impress them upon your children.  Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.” Isaiah 54:13 – “All your children shall be taught of […]

Morning Song

Not too long ago, I had been sitting outside on my back deck, enjoying the morning songs of the many birds that live in and visit the towering Ponderosa Pines that surround our peaceful country home.  I noticed that the Hummingbird feeder was empty, so I went inside to mix more food for my hungry […]

Worship – Pastor Gayla Bagwell

As you listen to the Michael W. Smith “Worship” CD this week, I believe true worship will fill your soul. These are older songs we are all familiar with, and the anointing on them is life changing. If you take time to worship in the presence of the Lord, you will find the answers that you seek. Many of […]