One Encounter 

I was the woman 

with an issue of blood

You have read about me 

in the bible pages

Let me tell you my story 

of finding my healing 

at the feet of the 

Giver of Life

I had an issue 

with my blood 

for 12 years

Don’t we all have our issues?

Our pain, fears and hurts

that we never deal with

We just hide it under a pile of smiles

Put on our masks and off we go

We don’t have time to deal 

with heart issues

We push it to the side

Replace it with our “drugs”

There’s no time for healing 

we have a role to play

We put on our bling 

and off we go

Further and further away 

from the One 

we need most

We go through life

trying to make the best 

of our circumstances

Trying to impress people 

who really don’t care

While He lingers 

in the background

Trying hard to 

catch our attention

Then one day we see 

the reflection of our demons 

in the next generation

We didn’t want to eliminate them

Now they’re staring us in the face

Like me at the beginning 

I did try to find my healing

Looking back now

it was at all the wrong places

My issues got bigger

The drugs that were my safe place 

Could not numb my pain any longer

No one could help me

my condition got worse

The shame was too much to deal with

I couldn’t stand the whispers

I was alone many days and nights

With my mind a battleground

Would anyone come to my rescue?

Would a new day dawn over my shame?

Would I ever be free from these demons haunting me?

I didn’t know it would come to this

Where all my options would run out

No one to turn to

Today I know it was 

a setup from God

All along He waited for me 

to search for Him

Just when I wanted to give up

I heard about this Jesus 

coming to our town

Who raised the dead 

and healed the sick

Who loves on the broken 

and wayward ones

Whose love for us is 

stronger than death itself

I had to find my way 

through the crowd

There were many others like me

but they weren’t nearly as desperate as me

I knew I had to be relentless in pursuing Him

What did I have to lose anyway?

The stares, the sighs, the voices 

could not stop me

I had to press through 

and touch Him

For too long I listened to voices 

leading me further away from Him

I had to come to the end of myself

Desperation birthed in me 

a hunger to know this Jesus intimately

When I touched the hem of His garment

He touched me in ways

I have never imagined

For the first time I experienced 

what the word “love” really meant

When I touched Him

my shame disappeared

His love raced through my body

Filling every crack with His liquid love

In an instant I was made whole

He restored not only my body

but every corner of my broken heart

I could not go back wearing my mask

after experiencing His extravagant love

I would encourage you

to hunger and thirst after 

an encounter with Jesus

He will show Himself faithful

in your deepest pain and shame

Ask His daughter’s all over the earth

how one encounter in His presence

can change your life forever

~ Ebigale Wilson 

More Than Peace 

Nothing missing 

Nothing lacking

Nothing broken 

                      We Decree Shalom 

I always thought Shalom simply just meant Peace-but it means so much more than Peace. 

Turn up the volume and find out for yourself.


Legacy Worship – Shalom (Live) Album “Stay Awhile”

                  A great song-Enjoy! 

               ~XXOO Michelle Bollom 

Agree with God, and be at peace; thereby good will come to you. Receive instruction from his mouth, and lay up his words in your heart. ~Job 22:21-22 ESV 


When you approach Him, He will listen; you will make good on your promises to Him. You will pronounce something to be, and He will make it so; light will break out across all of your paths. ~ Job 22:27-28 VOICE 

It may not be a part of your plan-But you’re in the palm of My hands – I got you! -God 

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 

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Thank you all for your support!

             ~ 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