Rock Solid 

When your identity is in Christ, your identity is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. 

Criticism can’t change it. 

Failing can’t shake it. 

List can’t determine it. 

When your identity is in the Rock, your identity is rock-solid. ~ Ann Voskamp 

One of my favorite quotes! ~XXOO Michelle 

Share His Promises 


         What are your favorite Promises? 

One of my favorites is 1 Peter 5:10 in the Amplified Translation.

After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace who imparts His blessing and favor, who called you to His own eternal glory in Christ, will Himself complete, confirm, strengthen, and establish you making you what you ought to be. 

Stop Hating Start Healing 

Rioters, let us not assume that any choice was easy for Robert E. Lee, or that he had our benefit of history on which to reflect. He did not like slavery, if you’ll read the account of his life, but said, “I will not draw my sword against Virginia.” He was a man torn by the choice he had to make. 

No one I know loves the pain in our country’s past. Maybe we should redefine what statues are for, to remind us of how far we have come as a people, and to see it as a scar on the skin of our history. 

Let’s heal the wound and leave the scar, to remind us of the pain, and to commit ourselves to healing. Just as edges of a wound bind one to the other, let’s see ourselves as humans first, and reach across the wound and grab those on the other side.

If in death we would accept the donated heart of another race to save our own life, let us accept it while it still beats in our neighbor.

Stop hating. Start healing.

~ Alane Bertrand-Roberts 

Laughter 

WORTHY THOUGHT: Laughter is good for the heart. 

A happy heart is like good medicine, but a broken spirit drains your strength. -Proverbs 17:22 NCV

Laughter makes us feel wonderful all over. 

The medicine community and spiritual community are in agreement about the value of laughter. Just like a good feeling after a workout, we have laugh muscles (fifteen to be exact) that get involved when we laugh. 

We change physiologically when we laugh. 

We stretch muscles throughout our face and body, our pulse and blood pressure go up, and we breathe faster, sending more oxygen to our tissues and boost immune cells to our bodies.

It is Biblical if you continually sustain laughter in your life, it will keep your heart healthy and happy. 

Then they were filled with laughter, and we sang happy songs. Then the other nations said, The Lord has done great things for them. The Lord has done great things for us, and we are very glad. -Psalm 122:2-3 NCV

~ Angela Lipe-Pattengill 

One Day Only Special 

In honor of my Hubs 55th Birthday today we are offering a One Day Only Special on my first 6 books in our Prayer Scripts Series. 

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             ~ XXOO Michelle Bollom 

Thank You Lord 

“Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.” Psalm‬ ‭118:1‬ ‭NIV‬‬

The Lord is good all of the time. I had an encounter with a young man on a plane last week. We were strangers, yet we had something in common. We both had a past life of hurts and the produced scarred relationships. Our conversation was short but it was meaningful. 

God’s presence was vibrant in that place. 

He wanted this young man to understand there was more to life than the restrictions pain left him in. He used me that day to offer a message of hope, a message of thankfulness. I may never see him again and that’s okay because God is with him. He never left him. A seed was planted and I pray this young mans heart is open to the freedom that awaits him. God’s love endures forever and I offer thanks for the mercy of goodness that dwells in the father who awaits us all. 

Lord, I thank you for all that you are, all that you have been, and for what you will always be. ~ You are the goodness we all search for ~ May we find it in you only, amen.


Baring His Beauty,

Tiffany Thomas 

Surrender

I heard Your voice 

when my world

caved in around me

When darkness tried 

to steal my future

When I was at my lowest

I heard You say “Surrender

Trying to put my broken heart at ease

Trying to put my bruised ego to rest

I didn’t want to listen

because how could I surrender?

When all I had, I lost

Nothing to hold on to

Still I couldn’t bring myself 

to give You, what was of no 

value in my hands

Years came and they went

Yet I couldn’t let go

I sunk deeper into despair

Pain part of my every move

Written all over my face

Flowing from my mouth

Would I ever taste freedom?

Would I ever know love?

Would I ever be free 

from these demons haunting me?

You followed me through

my darkest nights

You pursued me 

when I begged 

You to give up

You had hope, when I did not

You had faith, when I gave up

You saw my future

When I clung to my past

I never knew that Your love 

had the ability to break down my barriers

All my life I had been searching 

for something or someone to fill 

this void within

Had unrealistic expectations 

of people who were also in search

To be known

To be loved

Craving for something 

to calm the storms within

In a distance, I could hear You

Though I didn’t want to believe

That You saw me

That You heard me

That You knew me

I could feel the enemy drawing me in

The atmosphere was loaded

Heaven and hell in a battle, 

but don’t You always win?

Surrender

I’ll be ready when you fall

Into My arms of love

I have paid the price 

You don’t have to walk alone

Empty handed, it is ok

Surrender and give it all away

Don’t cling to your past

There is hope in surrender

There is faith in surrender

There is victory in surrender

Surrender, is for the brave ones

You will find everything you need 

when you come to the end of yourself

Supernaturally I will invade 

all the broken places in your life 

and make you whole

It’s time my child 

Don’t limit the extent 

of My love at work in your life

You will find that when 

you are weak

I am strong

When you let go 

I will take control

There is beauty in surrender

~ Ebigale Wilson 

We Receive Your Rain

For the dry, season is over

There is a cloud, beginning to swell…

Have you gone through a dry season? Have you been clinging to a promise and it seems to have taken a detour? 

Get ready to receive His rain.

He is calling forth our hope to arise!

      ~XXOO Michelle Bollom 

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There Is a Cloud

Elevation Worship

Lyrics:

Hear the Word, roaring as thunder

With a new, future to tell

For the dry, season is over

There is a cloud, beginning to swell

To the skies, heavy with blessing

Lift your eyes, offer your heart

Jesus Christ, opened the heavens

Now we receive, the Spirit of God

We receive Your rain

We receive Your rain

Every seed, buried in sorrow

You will call, forth in its time

You are Lord, Lord of the harvest

Calling our hope, now to arise

We receive Your rain

We receive Your rain

We receive Your rain

We receive Your rain

Like a flood

Like a flood

We receive Your love

When You come

Like a flood

Like a flood

We receive Your love

When You come

Like a flood

Like a flood

We receive Your love

When You come

Like a flood

Like a flood

We receive Your love!

And with great, anticipation

We await, the Promise to come

Everything, that You have spoken

Will come to pass, let it be done!

We receive Your rain

We receive Your rain

We receive Your rain

We receive Your rain

Oh-oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh

Oh-oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh

Restoration Stories – Dawn Baker 

Can we talk? Can we keep it real? 

How many of us have had, or still have, such incredible Pain, gut wrenching pain? 

Denying its existence is as absurd as denying we have an enemy. What we don’t do is allow pain control. Jabez made Pain known. Both he and Job give us HOPE, right? Anyone else, besides me, ready for Restoration?

Personally, I have known pain, through uncommon losses, since I was a little girl. I lost my best friend when I was only 5 years old, my sister and my father before I was even 20 years old. Then nearly losing my own life in my 20’s while pregnant in an abusive marriage. I’ve lost family, friends, suffered pain all of my life. In the last year and a half, I’ve lost my mother, my pastor/prophet Kim Clement, and most recently my little girl in fur, Mya. But, my deepest pain comes from losing my only child, having my daughter leave consumed with anger, 5 very long years ago. Clearly, pain has been a part of my process and without a doubt, I have questions. Who doesn’t? 

But, in the midst of it all, there is a deep love for God, wrapped in mammoth size trust, laced with eternal purpose. It doesn’t mean I understand; I don’t. I don’t have all the answers. I hurt in ways no one knows but God; yet, I choose to “trust”.

One thing I have learned; I have learned the importance of altars.

I’ve learned that NO ONE can take what I offer to God. I have offered much to HIM on those altars, including my daughter. I gave her to Him before she was ever born and several times since. So, again, with my heart aching, I lift her to God saying,

“I will not offer YOU that which cost me nothing.”
I’ve also learned, there is another altar and I can’t forget it. I must build this altar and then I must crawl up on it myself. Just as I am. Because it’s me God wants, just me, all of me.

“So, Here I am Lord. Consume me; Withholding Nothing.”

Real Talk on Real Pain – click here to see more from Dawn Baker