Tag: the Holy Spirit

desperate for the “good” ‘ol days

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come” 2 Corinthians 5:17 Spent some time really sinking into this, and what it looks like. If I am a new creation (and, I am), why do I so often long for my old skin? Why do …

upside down world

Every now and then, something happens in your life that flips it upside down. One of those happened today.  I’m not at complete liberty to share the news, because it’s not yet public knowledge. I can honestly say that the Lord poured out his grace on me in the days leading up to this… I …

a new heart

I have “always” been a Christian.  What I mean is this:  I grew up in a home that went to church on Sunday mornings, evenings, and even Wednesday nights.  I learned about God & his love for me from before I can remember.  I decided at the age of 7 that I wanted to believe …

conviction vs. condemnation

One of the words that gets bandied about in Christian circles is “conviction”.   “I was convicted to do such-and-such”, “I was convicted to stop doing such-and-such”…  it’s a common term. How many, though, realize (or can adequately describe) the differences between conviction and condemnation?  I know I have heard many people use the word …