How can you tell if the enemy (has even subtly) gotten a foothold in your life?

(I was asked this question yesterday by my students just before leading an interactive group coaching class online…)   I first pointed them to Ephesians 4. Take a moment today to read it. I’ve seen the enemy get a foothold in people’s lives WAY too may times – as this passage explains.   Secondly, read 1Continue reading “How can you tell if the enemy (has even subtly) gotten a foothold in your life?”

Three Main Blocks to Your Healing and Freedom

As I walk with people, I have noticed 3 major blocks to healing and freedom. These 3 main blocks are like umbrellas that cover us and keep us from truth raining down to seep into our heads and hearts. Instead, they cover us in lies… Here are the 3 main blocks: Pride. : We thenContinue reading “Three Main Blocks to Your Healing and Freedom”

Am I Being Deceived?

This past year, I had the joy of walking with a woman coming out of the New Age movement. In fact, she had once been a New Age teacher. We started with Scriptures in our sessions and took our time before we began asking Jesus questions. Her heart now was so beautifully hungry and thirstyContinue reading “Am I Being Deceived?”

Your church is shut down – due to virus. Now what?

What do you do when your church is shut down due to the Corona virus or persecution? The systems may crash, but… There is actually new opportunity! I see the church shifting in beautiful ways… ***This link below was originally posted in Feb 2018. Notice the title of the post? Since the Corona Virus, thisContinue reading “Your church is shut down – due to virus. Now what?”

A Pastor’s Confession

This is my confession. I’m sorry… To all the people who I once pastored in an institutional church… I am sorry that I didn’t know then what I know now. My church and Bible school experience did not adequately prepare me to walk you to complete freedom in Jesus’ name. Nor did I disciple you howContinue reading “A Pastor’s Confession”

Persuasive Words of Men?

If your faith is based on the persuasive words of men, your faith will not go deep. 
When life difficulty comes, your faith will fall.
 But, if your faith is based on the power of Holy Spirit, 
the kingdom of God in your life will be unshakable. Jesus didn’t merely share information, nor motivational speaking. Jesus alwaysContinue reading “Persuasive Words of Men?”

Pastor, How Do You Define Yourself?

Many years ago I connected with Ed Underwood (and I have referenced his resources before on this blog). He recently wrote this post… (which is addressed to pastors but is for ALL OF US in ministry….) Pastor, the Shocking Contrast Between Legalism and Grace. We can choose to define ourselves as pastors by what we’reContinue reading “Pastor, How Do You Define Yourself?”

How Lies Control Us

What I have noticed in walking with my Life Coaching clients… If you know the truth but don’t live it out, this is living a lie. Believing lies, makes liars of ourselves and makes it possible for greater deception to ensnare us more deeply. When we believe lies, we are more easily frightened and anxious andContinue reading “How Lies Control Us”

Church? Spectators vs Participants

Dear Church, Are you a spectator or a participant in building God’s kingdom? Years of sitting in traditional church has not prepared us to be the church in the manner described in the New Testament. We have been taught to come. To sit. To watch and listen to what others have prepared. (Someone described itContinue reading “Church? Spectators vs Participants”

How do you know if you’re in a false ‘church’?

How do you know if you’re in a false ‘church’ ? Today’s lent devotional (below) was extremely timely as I walk several clients through ‘church’ abuse in multiple churches in my area. When churches practice witchcraft – control and manipulation, there is even trauma around reading God’s Word. Breaks my heart. Thankfully, Jesus loves toContinue reading “How do you know if you’re in a false ‘church’?”