Category: Christian

Getting it Right

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My web designer,  Anna, tells me we get better coverage if we have green-light SEO’s.  So, I’ll give you a few words about what it means to be a Christian, through my lens.

Follow Me

When Jesus called His disciples, He did so with two words, “Follow Me.” In some places in the Bible, He said, “Follow me and I will  make you fishers of men.” He was, of course, talking to men who made their living fishing.

When I gave my heart to Christ, I did so wholeheartedly to follow Him. In my 20s, I crawled away from Him, wanting to find my own way apart from what I knew was right. I say “crawled” because it was a slow move. I allowed thoughts to enter my mind that needed to be captured and chained. Following those thoughts took my lifestyle  away from God for a few years.

Obedience and Blessing

Life is empty and miserable apart from God. There’s a pit of loneliness and emptiness that nothing and no one can fill. It’s the place within our depth that can only be satisfied by having a relationship with God. Then, I found my way back to Him, and began to understand what true joy and completeness look and feel like.

He restored me and brought me to a place of purpose,  filling that inner loneliness when it crawls up to haunt me. He is my everything.

What does being a Christian mean to me? It means I never walk alone, I have a leader who always speaks truth and wisdom, and it means I have eternal life with God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit!

  • Cuando conocí a Susie Bell de HCL Ministries, aprendí que su experiencia educativa y su pasión provienen de la reconciliación de las naciones. Asentí con la cabeza, como diciendo: “Eso es algo bueno”. Pero como no sabía de qué hablaba, no insistí, ya que no estaba segura de entender

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    When I first met Susie Bell with HCL Ministries, I learned her educational background and passion are in the reconciliation of nations. I nodded in agreement, as if to say, “that’s a good thing.”  But I didn’t know what she was talking about and I didn’t press in because I wasn’t sure

  • Intervención divina Conocí a John y Susie Bell hace varios años atrás en Chicago mientras ayudaba en la organización de un almuerzo dominical de bienvenida que la iglesia en la que servía había organizado para los nuevos convertidos en una reciente campañas de evangelización. Como

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    Divine Intervention I met John and Susie Bell several years ago while living in Chicago and serving on staff at a north shore church. The church was hosting a welcome lunch for visitors the first Sunday the Bells attended. As Director of Guest Services, it was my role to meet the

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    When a Bachelorette Party Shares the Gospel of Christ We gathered at the beautiful location outside Palenque, Colombia to help our missionary friend, Aline, decorate for an event worth far more than gold. A group of young women would, within hours, descend upon the small resort venue

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    The Seed of Worship Here is the story of a farmer and the seed. If you’ve read my book, “The Making of a Dragonfly,”  you have already met the farmer, whose name is Patty. She was a co-worker who introduced me to the “real” Jesus. Her life song was a melody of notes expressing

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    As my sixtieth birthday approached, running against the wind, sentimentality and nostalgia kicked in. The high school yearbook reminded me of the glory days and, at the same time, saddened me by how many classmates had died. My earlier years could be characterized as running against

  • As a part of my ministry, I often pen prayers for people I love, as the Lord directs. Below is a prayer written for a dear friend — but it truly applies to each of us as we seek God and walk in His ways. The Voice of the Lord in the Storm | Psalm 29 Ascribe to the Lord, O sons

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