Racial Colorblindness from a Color Blind Man’s Eyes

John Flowers Community, Family, Growth, Overcoming Fear, Prayer Leave a Comment

My mom cried when I showed her a picture of the way I see colors. It is indeed a sad reality when I stop to think about it.

Here is my bone to pick with the idea of being racially colorblind: that reality is extremely unfortunate.

Why would you want to settle for only 25% of the beauty in the world? Why would you want to limit your experience of humanity and creation to just a quarter of what is possible?

Grace that Empowers

JoAnna Fannin Fear, God's Love, Growth, Overcoming Fear, Walking with God Leave a Comment

by JoAnna Fannin One of the biggest blocks in many Christian’s lives – that keeps them from walking in freedom – is shame. Shame is defined as a painful emotion caused by consciousness of guilt, shortcoming, or impropriety. Our human nature has typically been conditioned to avoid the pain of embarrassment or humiliation, so when we find ourselves guilty, falling …

Prophecy and the Awkward Side of Obedience

John Flowers Evangelism, Hearing God, Overcoming Fear, Walking with God Leave a Comment

If I can remove myself from the center of the moment and allow Christ to be the center, then I can rightly perceive the whole situation. This is the parable that Jesus told about the servant who didn’t get congratulated for simply doing the job that was given to them by the Master (Luke 17:7-10). We don’t get extra credit for doing our assignment. When we look for applause or approval in prophetic ministry, we are short-changing the reward of God. We don’t get to satisfy ourselves, then have Abba reward us with a second helping. We choose who is in charge of our reward. It is either Abba or us.

The InstaPot Life

Annwen Stone Awakening, Family, Overcoming Fear, Quarantine, Rebellion, Walking with God Leave a Comment

Marriages are being pushed to the limits and loneliness is a daily experience for many. The risk of getting ill from coronavirus for many has become a secondary fear to the pressure of the pot. But, here is the thing. Instapots make the best stews. There is something about the pressure environment that the Father uses to bring to the surface things that were hidden.

The Heart of the Matter

JoAnna Fannin Authority, Fear, God's Love, Overcoming Fear, Rebellion, Walking with God Leave a Comment

“I never set out to rebel, I am not a rebellious person, I just followed culture and was living in ignorance. Not only does this line of thinking lead down a path to anxiety, stress, and more rebellion, but I got hit in the face with this question, “Who is the point, what is the point here?” In the entire response that I just wrote out the point was me. I was fixing, and deciding, and controlling, and doing…every part of it was self- focused for the sake of outer appearances.”

Running (ie: Jesus, help)

Adam Keyes Growth, Overcoming Fear, Walking through Suffering, Walking with God 12 Comments

“2nd song: Danger Zone, Kenny Loggins (from Top Gun), 1986.
And again, the Lord is with me. I don’t know how to explain it, but I was on fire. I couldn’t be stopped. No one could stop me. Shredding electric guitars were blazing in my head. I’m back. It’s like when Moses had to lift his arms to win the battle. Kenny Loggins was holding up my arms. Thank you, Kenny.”

Why’d the Introvert Cross the Road?

Jessie Flowers Community, Family, Fear, Growth, Overcoming Fear, Walking with God Leave a Comment

by Jessie Flowers I like my cozy little corner of the road. I like comfort and quiet. A lot. Throughout my life, I’ve enjoyed being alone. I enjoy eating by myself, going to the movies by myself, cooking by myself, shopping by myself, walking by myself. Thankfully, I like me. Maybe it’s because I grew up in a really rural …