Four of us have been praying for and supporting each other through issues each of us have been dealing with for some time. We have each questioned why the answer or promise is so long in coming while enemy attacks are like machine gun fire. It appears now, however, that the final leg of each journey is unfolding, and as we carry that hope – expectation – we’ve seen some things.
Each of us has a different gift of the Holy Spirit and that gift has been most often used for t
It appears in these last days that God is moving quickly to correct the theology of His children - those who claim Christ as Lord and Savior. Is there anything more in prayer when you've run out of words? When you've quoted every Scripture you know? When you've rebuked the devil and pled the blood of Jesus until you're drenched in it?
God has given Abraham and Sarah the son *He* promised them – Isaac (which means "laughter"). But, the laughter leaves as God speaks to Abraham and requ
Contrary to popular thought, we were not meant to live the Kingdom Life alone. We are the "Body" of Christ. Different personalities, different giftings, diverse administration of those giftings, but the same Spirit works in us - the Holy Spirit. We cannot operate apart from one another. You have what I lack and need - I need you in order to survive. I may be your answer to prayer, your next miracle - you need me in order to survive. It is God's will that every need be supplied, but not apart fro
I just finished Matthew 13 in my Bible time this a.m. The last line is verse 58: *And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief*. Why? The answer is in verses 54-57 – He’d come home for a visit, taught in the synagogue, they were astounded at His teaching and their reaction was: “Ain’t He the carpenter’s kid? Who does He think He is? He grew up around here. We know His family.”
I see this from two angles. First, those of us who’ve been followers of Christ for
I was in that season of seemingly non-stop dreaming. This particular time I dreamt I walked into a hospital room. A private room. A woman was lying in the bed, eyes closed, unmoving.
I walked over to her in the darkened room with just the bed’s overhead light on. I put my hand on her stomach and she arched violently and dropped back down onto the bed. I woke up.
“Go to Faith Temple.” That’s all I heard. It was Sunday morning. Honestly, I’m not the brightest bulb on the
I have a rare disorder (lymphedema) that causes swelling in the affected limb – in my case, a leg. Because it’s so rare, it’s categorized as an “orphan disease” which are code words for *not enough people have it to justify spending money on research so that the health industry can profit from it*.
Anywhooo ... I was told that the best that can be done is to manage it. I stopped being a guinea pig for curious doctors a long time ago – poked, prodded, invaded and wrapped like a mum
A notification was sent to me concerning whether anybody had ever *seen* God. Some folks were having a debate concerning this issue. I did some fact checking and discovered that indeed it is recorded that at least one person saw God face to face: Moses – Exodus 33:11.
Later, in chapter 34, Moses asks God if he may see His glory. God consents and appears to say something contrary (v. 20) – that Moses cannot see His *face*. The Hebrew word *panyim* means “face” and is used in both statemen
In my powder room reading this morning, the Queen of Sheba visits King Solomon (2 Chronicles 9). She’d been hearing all this stuff about King Solomon and finally decided to make the trip to check out the legend for herself. She loaded up the camels with spices, gems, gold and who knows what else and headed for Jerusalem.
Solomon received her graciously, gave her the key to the city and answered every question she had. By the end of her stay – with all she’d seen and been a party to – the wi
No customers again in the nursery last night. But, the orchestra was in to rehearse and a new member showed up. I stared in awe. I remember *her*. I remember when she was a “baby bump.” LOL I remember when she was brought to the nursery and threw tantrums. I remember when she began walking. I remember when she hit preschool and moved from the nursery to Children’s Village.
And now, here she was sitting with the other members of the orchestra rubbing rosin on her violin bow. And, checking th
My godmother, who lived in Gary at the time, had a word for me – “God says get your driver’s license. He’s going to give you a car.”
“But I don’t wanna drive. I’m okay with public transportation,” I protested. Honestly, I didn’t want to drive. Walking was okay, the buses were okay, the subway was good. At twenty-eight years old, I’d been traveling without a car – I was all good.
She sighed. “God’s got things for you to do and places to go and very soon, you *will* need a car. Uh-huh, u
A few days ago, I watched the *Man Power* conference sponsored by TD Jakes Ministries and a little before that I watched a session from *Promise Keepers*. There was something special about seeing thirty to sixty thousand men worshiping God together; hands on one another’s shoulder, in prayer for one another; and, belting out sacred songs without holding back.
You know I’m a crybaby. I cried. I thought how these guys would go back home to their states and countries fresh from the presence of
“Ms. Taylor,” Jordan smiled, “thanks for helping get a job that I’m starting tomorrow!” I’ve been happily swamped with writing recommendations and verifications for our Timothys (teen helpers) but I didn’t remember a request coming in for Jordan.
“When did I write a recommendation for you?” I asked.
“You didn’t. I had two interviews for a job. The first interviewer asked my what my experience was in working with kids. When I told her I worked with the kids here, she said I didn’t need
I have a picture that leaves me speechless each time I look at it. I thought, what a wonderful work of stained glass it would make. Stained glass? Where would I get that? YouTube! I went there to do some research and to see who was doing tutorials on the art of making stained glass pictures.
A lot of folks! Got some good info. I figured it would be better done by someone else, but I can be adventurous – if necessary – I would get the materials, head for the garage and try my hand at it usin
ACTS 2 Today, Sunday, June 4, 2017, is Pentecost Sunday. It is the day the Church celebrates the coming of the Holy Spirit to publically birth the Church after Christ’s resurrection. Jesus promised ten days earlier that the Holy Spirit would come and do that great work in believers - infuse them with power to be His witnesses beginning in Jerusalem and spreading abroad.
How would 120 people who’d been squirreled away in an upper room for ten days experience that? Well, the tenth day was
Tears welled up. Just finished my powder room reading for this run. Exodus 14. Finally, Pharaoh has let the Israelites leave after about a month of nonstop plagues and other divine interventions. The battle Pharaoh waged in refusing to let the Israelites go wasn’t about losing slave labor, it was that age old “what will people think?” thing.
Pharaoh was considered a god among the many gods of the Egyptians. The Israelites worshiped ONE GOD and He was invisible. But now, this one invisible G
I’m on the dance ministry circuit – my granddaughter is being invited to minister all over the place and she makes sure I know when, where and what time. I’m there. Love the atmosphere of unique worship. Love watching *her*.
This time there were “tambourinists” who did things with those tambourines that were magical. A group of boys and men doing “in yo’ face” Gospel steppin’. A songbird who raised the already high level of worship in the place. Discovered that one of my former students is
It’s over! Four days of nonstop kids and men doing Daddy Daycare. It was grand. Guys showed up by the dozen, proudly donned their DD t-shirts and dove into the nursery area. Only once did I venture away from the check-in counter to see if I was needed. The response was: “Sister Taylor, go back to the counter. We got this!” LOL - I LOVED IT! Men taking the helm! Woo-hoo!
Of course, as I headed back to the counter, I quickly scanned the area. Kids, playing shorty basketball, wrestling on the
I wish I had a nickel for every person who walked up to me when I’m going through a rough time (and trying to figure out why) and said, “You know, the Lord spoke to me about you two weeks ago and I forgot to tell you that ---“ Or – and this one is really juicy – “The Lord told me that blah, blah, blah, but I decided to not tell you because I knew how you would respond.” Those nickels would add up and I could do a year in the Bahamas! LOL
Based on what they’re saying, I know God spoke to the
Bill Johnson loves hunting. Of course, he doesn’t trophy hunt, he eats what he catches. He acquired a dog which, the way Bill puts it, isn’t too bright but *is* a hunting dog. It’s instinctive in him to stand stock still and point when he comes upon a “catch.”
Rez – the dog – was sent to obedience school to refine his natural instincts and teach him new things. One of the new things Rez learned was to “honor the point.” When another dog spots the prey first and points, Rez learned to acknow
I ran into a TV series on YouTube called *The Listener*. The storyline is about Toby Logan, a young man who has the gift of being able to hear the thoughts of others and see what they experience – past or present. He’s a paramedic whose nutty partner and friend keeps him grounded and tethered to planet earth.
In season one, Toby says, “When God hooks you up with free cable, you gotta think that He expects you to do a little surfing.” But, that’s not what Toby wants. He wants some peace. As
Jesus healed a blind man in a two-step process (Mark 8:22-26) and I’ve always wondered why. After all, He’s God – He can say a word, blink an eye, point a finger and *zappo!* it’s done. Why spit? Why two steps?
Not gonna wax all theological and philosophical. I’m learning that while God is complex, He’s not so complicated as *we* are. He knows us – I mean He *did* make us for heaven’s sake. He knows the best way to get our attention, to grow us up, to open us up to His possibilities in the
I opened iTunes on my Mac and made a startling discovery – all the movies in my library had disappeared! I thought to m’self, maybe you just misplaced them somewhere (I am so seriously technologically challenged!). So…began the treasure hunt as I begn clicking all the icons looking for the movies I’d purchased with my hard-earned money. Nothing.
I clicked the *help* button. The info was not helpful. I clicked the *support* button. An agreement popped up stating that if the user goes to the
A relative called to tell me about a dream she had. I told her to write it down. It was a cross between Alice in Wonderland and the Chronicles of Narnia. Listen, I may get a good novel out it. LOL
I keep a prayer journal in which I record my prayer requests, the answers and my dreams (and when the dreams become reality). Many folks I know dream in symbolism. With me, it is what it is – pretty much.
My godmother (in Atlanta) told me that the reason I dream so much is that when I’m awake
Watching Dr. Jasmin Sculark bring the message at the Potter’s House in the wee hours (YouTube). A fresh look at 1 Samuel 17 – you know it: David and Goliath. Midway through, I caught the three bullet points for taking down the giants in our lives:
REFUSE to listen to negative people (family, friends, leadership). God has instructed us and given us our purpose, but others don’t always agree with what God has said. Words are powerful. Faith (positive or negative) comes by hearing. If we liste
Years ago when I got the call to the job I now hold, my lips were forming the word, “no,” when I heard these words: “In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your path” (Proverbs 3:6).
I was working with a publishing company and our home school co-op was flourishing. But those words would change everything.
In answer to “acknowledging Him” in all my ways, I asked for confirmation and things began to happen. Miraculous answers. I didn’t jump up and down about it. I knew that