(Originally published on March 21, 2012) What are you listening to? Is it helping, or hurting, you? Recently, John Maxwell’s “Minute with Maxwell” featured “Self-Talk,” and his description caused me to pause and think about the spiritual aspect of what he was describing.  His point was that the most important [...]

2018-01-22T22:57:53+00:00January 22nd, 2018|Faith, God, Healing|

Things I Learned from My Dad

(Originally published on May 3, 2014) Benjamin Franklin once said, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”  I am happy to say that my world included significantly more certainty than that. My parent’s actions were always certain. I always knew how they [...]

2018-01-22T22:57:30+00:00January 22nd, 2018|Christianity, Faith, God|

God’s Thoughts Towards Us

(Originally published on June 19, 2012) I don't have a lot of flowery things to say right now and honestly, I've had so little sleep that my thoughts are barely cohesive. But, I just can't get away from the following scriptures. Somewhere out there, someone needs to be reminded that [...]

2018-01-22T22:54:49+00:00January 22nd, 2018|Christianity, Faith, God|

Things I Learned from My Mom

(Originally published on January 20, 2012) The past couple of weeks have been some of the most difficult in my life. My mother, a woman I both loved and admired, passed from this world on January 6, 2012. To most, she was the little lady with the ready, warm smile. [...]

2018-01-22T22:52:30+00:00January 22nd, 2018|Christianity, Faith, Life|

R.I.P., Mom Alphin

(Originally published on January 7, 2012, following the death of Mark's mother on January 6, the day that many recognize as Epiphany.) Our daughter told me, "You won't be able to sleep if you drink that." Well, she was right. The espresso took away any potentiality of sleep for [...]

2018-01-22T15:22:17+00:00January 22nd, 2018|Uncategorized|

How to Speak in Tongues

(Originally published on June 10, 2012) Reblogged with permission from Okay, the title is a little misleading.  I’m not really going to tell you how to speak in tongues, at least not how to form the syllables and sentences of glossalalia.  That would be fraudulent because tongues-speaking is meant to be miraculous.  [...]

2018-01-22T22:53:38+00:00January 22nd, 2018|Christianity, Faith, God|


(Originally published on November 30, 2011)   Joshua 11:6 "But the Lord said to Joshua, Do not be afraid because of them, for tomorrow by this time I will give them up all slain to Israel; you shall hamstring their horses and burn their chariots with fire." (AMP) The above [...]

2018-01-22T22:54:30+00:00January 22nd, 2018|Christianity, Faith, God|

Living Epistles

We're in the process of building a new website and converting to a completely different domain and server, which means that our previous blog posts will disappear. Because of this, we have chosen to republish the most popular ones that have continued to garner views over time, simply for [...]

2018-01-22T22:53:11+00:00January 22nd, 2018|Christianity, Faith, God, Life|
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