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Thrive and Serve

Share this Devo on Facebook and Twitter: Get connected to the True Vine http://powertochange.com/blogposts/2013/10/02/thrive-and-serve/ #LifeDevo “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” (John 15:5) The wooden wisteria frame at the back of our...

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God Answers

"Call to me and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know." Jeremiah 33:3 (NKJV) As a Breakthrough Prayer team for our children's high school, we were privileged to have a little room inside the school where we could meet for prayer. We actually laid hands on our door and prayed, "God... > more

Holy Week Bible Reading Guide

Easter is not a day - it is a season. This year begin your Easter preparation with Holy Week because without the crucifixion, there would have been no resurrection.  Had Christ not hung on the cross, taken on our sins, and then spent three days defeating Satan’s power, His rising again would not have been so meaningful. Starting on Sunday, begin... > more

An Easter Story Worth Remembering

You've probably seen Santa Claus; but have you ever seen the Easter Bunny? As a small child, I enjoyed visiting Santa at a local department store at Christmastime. My parents would take me downtown to the jolly bearded man in the red suit. I felt comfortable climbing into his lap, telling him my wish list and receiving a gift along... > more

Noblesse Oblige

The other day, I watched one of favorite old movies, the original 1944 version of The Canterville Ghost. It takes place in England during World War II and stars Charles Laughton, Robert Young, and a very young Margaret O’Brien.  Margaret was so endearing and spoke so beautifully as a child. In the film, the phrase “noblesse oblige” arises because she... > more

Mark Burnett’s Bible TV Series: Epic Adventure

Think of it as Survivor: Earth As reality TV host Jeff Probst might say (cue theme music; roll panoramic video), “This … is the planet Earth - a spectacular paradise that can become a perilous jungle.  Two people – a man and a woman – are about to begin the adventure of the ages.” “Their progeny will encompass vastly different walks... > more

Spring and Summer Fashion 2013 in Living Color!

Spring 2013 blooms with a vibrant palette! We’ve got bright monochromatic colors - cobalt blue, luminous yellow, playful greens - 80’s neons and sugar-dusted pastels.  Floral patterns are front and center with spring’s modern romance blossoming. Flowers are transformed into wearable art with floral prints, floral lace, 3-D petals, and flower photography all showcased for spring.  Black and white is... > more

The Winter of My…

What does winter say to your heart? “I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape - the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn’t show.”  ~Andrew Wyeth Winter is when... *bare branches stand out as scary stickmen. * blustery winds whip the last of the dead, fallen leaves...into... > more

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