The Battle of Focus

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The battle in our hearts between faith and doubt will be decided by our focus. Constantly keeping our focus on the physical world and its hardships will only strengthen our doubt. It will make our life, frustrations and problems seem overwhelming. Our lives are only overwhelming when we view them through the lens of doubt. … Read more

Living By Emotions

We live in a world where most people are run by their physical senses and their emotions. They make decisions based on what they see and feel. Their reactions to people and situations come from their emotions. We can all relate to this kind of life.  It’s how we lived before we put our faith … Read more

FAITH AND FOCUS: Believe and Speak

God is a faith God. He spoke and things that never existed before were made real. We’ve seen that our faith has the same potential as God’s faith. So, why do we not always see the same results? It’s possible that we do not believe His words the same way He does. God has total … Read more

FAITH AND FOCUS: Totally Dependent On God

Faith is being totally dependent on God. We often hear statements like that and mentally or verbally agree without letting it truly sink into our hearts. Being totally dependent on our heavenly Father would require laying aside all of our preconceived notions about life.  It requires us to put all our confidence in Him based … Read more

FAITH AND FOCUS: The Potential of Faith

“By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.” Hebrews 11:3 (NKJV) Our heavenly Father is a faith God. What He sees does not affect Him.  Instead, God speaks into being what He desires. “In … Read more

Patriotism and Hope for Our Nation

Patriotism seems to be on the decline in the United States today.  Tearing down America has become something of a verbal sport, where the people who find clever and unique ways to insult our nation, its leaders and its people, are rewarded with attention and waves of agreement.  The 24 hour news cycle seems to … Read more

The Abundant Life: Faith To Live It

We receive everything from God by faith through grace. Our salvation, the Holy Spirit and all of His blessings come to us when we believe and speak. When we push past our doubts, preconceived ideas, fears, and trust our Heavenly Father, we will see His will happen in and through us. “Faith assures us of … Read more

A New Kingdom: Foreign Currency

Any of us who have ever been to a foreign country know that the U.S. Dollar is not accepted everywhere. We can’t just walk into any restaurant or clothing store overseas and hand the clerk a twenty dollar bill expecting them to receive it. We will most likely run into complications, or be blatantly turned … Read more

Ministry at Angelus Temple, Church of the Dream Center

"Thinking Right" Message at Angelus Temple, church home of the Dream Center in Los Angeles, CA on Thursday, February 9 I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Angelus Temple and with Pastors Matthew and Caroline Barnett.  What an incredible church led by amazing Pastors.  The ministry they do in the city of Los Angeles is phenomenal.  ... Read more

New Beginnings – Radical Faith

Hebrews chapter eleven describes people from the Old Testament who radically trusted God – they had radical faith. The chapter says again and again it was by faith they saw God do amazing things. All of their stories have a similarity though; God wanted to do a new thing for and through all of them. … Read more

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