Archive for September, 2008

Transformed!

During an unexpected delay with a broken-down bus, several Journey attendees “happened” to meet Sarah’s mom and told her about the Journey to the Heart. Unlike most young people who go on a Journey, Abby was resistant to her parents and reluctant to come. Listen to what God did in her life last...

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The Impact of a Team in One Accord

After returning from the Journey to the Heart last week, Dara shared this touching testimony of what the Lord had taught her through the godly examples of each of the other young ladies on her team. [audio: Testimony_200809_Dara.mp3] Download MP3 (3.19 min) ~ Dara September 2008 Girls'...

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A Life-Changing Experience with God!

For months Sophia had been anticipating her Journey to the Heart! Last week she was finally able to attend. Listen as she shares all that God did in her life during this incredible week of seeking Him. [audio: Testimony_200809_Sophia.mp3] Download MP3 (2.18 min) ~ Sophia September 2008...

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A Practical New Resource for Counseling!

The Institute in Basic Life Principles has recently launched a new website at www.lifepurposehealth.com, which is designed as a companion to the book on Resolving 7 Deadly Stresses. I was really impressed with the wealth of rich insights and Scriptural truth on this site! The section on transforming...

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A Secret to Boldness

When I learned that the laying on of hands was for every believer (see Hebrews 6:1-2), I was very excited and asked if I could have this done for me! In May, several elders and my dad laid their hands on me, anointed me with oil, and prayed that the Lord would make me a laborer in His harvest field and...

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September 2008 Girls Journey

These teams of young ladies headed up to the Northwoods just this morning to spend a week seeking the Lord! Pray that the Lord would be magnified in their lives to such a degree that they would return overflowing with joy in the goodness of His salvation. "Let all those that seek thee rejoice...

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15 Pathways to Power!

The 2008 Counseling Seminar is just around the corner! It will be a memorable reunion time for those who have attended a Journey to the Heart. Everyone who comes will be equipped with keys for effective counseling so that they can return home ready and prepared to be disciple-makers. Dynamic...

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Discovering the Power of a Living God

I didn't have any real sense of God's power. I didn't read the Bible very much and strongly doubted its infallibility. Dabbles in systematic theology and Christian philosophy had left me cynical toward Christianity—God wasn't a power in my life, merely something to be put into a logic formula or defined...

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The Desires of Our Heart

"God often takes a course for accomplishing His purposes directly contrary to what our narrow views would prescribe. He brings a death upon our feelings, wishes, and prospects when He is about to give us the desires of our heart."  ~ John Newton ~ ♦ ~ "Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he...

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How Do I Glorify God?

Why did God create us? We all know the right answer. We are here for the sole purpose of glorifying God. Unfortunately, "to glorify God" has almost become a meaningless cliche. How do we glorify God? I was surprised that I didn't have a simple, practical answer to this question. Until I was given...

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