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Encountering God

October 28th, 2016|Categories: Devotionals, Hearing God, Time with God|Tags: , , , , , |

I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.  - Ephesians 1:17 In 1 Kings 19, we read that Elijah believed he was the only man left who was following God.  As a prophet [...]

Keys to controlling your thought life

July 22nd, 2016|Categories: Bible Study, Devotionals, Heart Issues, Overcoming, Spiritual Growth|Tags: , , , , |

We all battle with our thought life to some extent. Here is a very helpful Bible study compiled by Vicky Chilvers giving some keys to controlling your thought life. Imagine you are helping a psychologist, minister or emotions coach compile a book on Thought Life. What five chapters would you like to see in the [...]

Persistence

July 18th, 2016|Categories: Beauty for Ashes Speakers, Devotionals, Perseverance|Tags: , , , , |

May the Lord direct your hearts into God’s love and Christ’s perseverance. - 2 Thessalonians 3:5 I spent almost two decades in Asia where haggling for a good price was a sport. I loved the thrill of going back and forth with the shopkeeper until I wore them down and I was walking away with a [...]

Quit welcoming insecurity as a friend

February 29th, 2016|Categories: Beauty for Ashes Speakers, Confidence, Heart Issues, Peace|Tags: , , , , , , |

Are you sick of insecurity?    Or has it been your friend these many years, eating dinner with you, whispering your worthlessness whenever it can? It’s time to say SCAT. Why? Because insecurity does nothing for you. It undermines your confidence. It makes you feel like you have nothing to contribute to the world. It [...]

After you have suffered

February 5th, 2016|Categories: Devotionals, In the Media, Ministry, Spiritual Growth, Suffering, Trials|Tags: , , , |

Many people have asked, “How did you get into the kind of ministry you are in?” For those of you who don’t know what I do, perhaps I should explain that I am a conference speaker, an author, and a radio broadcaster. The truth is that this is the last thing on earth I ever [...]

God, will you ever use me?

January 29th, 2016|Categories: Devotionals, In the Media, Ministry, Seasons of Life, Serving|Tags: , , , , , |

Do you read about the amazing things other women have done with a sinking heart? “Why can’t I do something like that?” “She’s obviously got more faith, talents or opportunities than me.” The truth is that each of us has a unique life and God opens different doors for us all. Remember Psalm 139 that [...]

5 exercises to help build your spiritual muscles

January 22nd, 2016|Categories: Christian Service, Devotionals, Goals, Heart Issues, Mentoring, Ministry, Prayer, Serving, Sharing Your Faith, Spiritual Growth, Time with God, Waiting on God|Tags: , , , , , , , |

“I’m beginning to think it’s impossible to live a successful Christian life!” Jennifer exclaimed after a long, stressful day. “I get so discouraged. When I worship with other believers, I feel joyful and right with God. Then a new week begins with work, kids, problems, and ‘poof!’ – I’m back to the old Jennifer. Why [...]

A little peace theology

May 17th, 2010|Categories: Beauty for Ashes Speakers, Devotionals, Peace, Time with God|Tags: , , , |

Angela Thomas spoke on this subject during one of her talks at Beauty for Ashes 2010. How about making a short study of the points below during your Quiet Time? God is peace – 1 Thessalonians 5:23 God sent His son, Jesus to be the Prince of Peace – Isaiah 9:6 When we become followers of [...]

It’s time to get out of the boat!

May 5th, 2010|Categories: Devotionals, Faith, Spiritual Growth, Trusting God, Walking in Faith|Tags: , , |

The disciples were in the boat when Jesus came to them walking on the water.  He cried out to them: Take courage!  It is I. Don’t be afraid. - Matthew 14:27 The disciples were safe and dry in the boat, but Jesus was not with them.  He was there outside of the boat, challenging them to [...]

Health Journal news

March 24th, 2010|Categories: Beauty for Ashes, Books & Reading, Devotionals, Health|Tags: , , , , , |

Beauty for Ashes Health Journal for Women Sally-Ann Creed and Aldyth Thomson wrote the Beauty for Ashes Health Journal for Women which was launched at the May conferences in 2009 in Both Johannesburg and Cape Town. Much to our delight, it has turned out to be a bestseller and the first edition is almost sold out. Last [...]

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