The Power of Praise

kristie Bible, Faith, Worship

I am writing this blog today during a time that will be recorded in history not just as a localized crisis, but a world crisis.  There will be stories shared about tragedies and the heroes who stepped up in our time of need. There will be accounts of people who despite a decrease in resources continued to give and people …

How to silence the accuser

kristie Culture, Faith, Redemption

Have you ever had a night where sleep eludes you as you toss and turn worrying about past mistakes?  I know I have. It seems like as soon as I let one of those memories of past failures, or even perceived failures, into my mind a flood gate opens, and all of a sudden every mistake I have ever  made …

Jesus heals the leper

kristie Discipleship, Love

Many of my favorite passages in the Bible are accounts of people being healed and scriptures on healing.  Maybe this is because I am a physician, or maybe I became a physician because I was so compelled by stories of healing.  I love hearing testimonies of miraculous healings, and even more so, seeing them personally. Why? Is it seeing the …

God Unfiltered

kristie Culture, Revival, Worship

What would it look like? God unfiltered. Not filtered by our programs. Not filtered by time constraints. Not filtered by our comfort zone. Not filtered by concerns that a move of the Spirit might offend someone. Not filtered by lies we have believed about ourselves. Not filtered by misconceptions about who we think God is. Not filtered by fear of …

The Power of Your Declaration

kristie Faith, In Christ

Words carry power.  They carry the power to build, and to destroy.  They have the power to start wars, tear down dreams, and incite others to hatred.  They also have the power to ignite a movement, bring comfort, calm fears, and inspire greatness in others.   Great men and women of history are often remembered by the words that they spoke. …

Altar Culture – Redemption part 2

kristie Culture, Love, Redemption

Welcome back.  Let’s continue our discussion on redemption.  Previously we had talked about the definition of redemption-  The action of regaining or gaining possession of something in exchange for payment, or clearing a debt.  We had been stuck in our sin.  In the old covenant men were required to sacrifice animals for blood was required to cover their sins.  However, …

Altar Culture – Redemption part 1

kristie Culture, Love, Redemption

Redemption.  What does it really mean?  If you look it up in the dictionary you get the following:  The action of saving or being saved from sin, error, or evil.  To many Christians this is where our understanding of redemption stops. Our debt for sin has been paid and one day we will get to go to heaven.  However, if …

The Place Where Victory Meets Surrender

kristie In Christ

A couple of weeks ago during worship we sang the song “ It Is Well”  by Bethel Music. I would encourage you to listen to the song. As we were singing I could not stop thinking about what it means to truly say “ It is well with my soul.”  Even in the midst of a storm, facing a seemingly …