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Do You Have a Spider?

by bonnernaz

This last couple of weeks, I was reading from Carlos Whittaker, from his little book Kill the Spider and he made some comments that have a way of really sticking with me. In Kill the Spider, Whittaker empowers us to destroy the roots of our deep-seated habits so we can embrace true freedom in Christ. […]

Luke 11 – Daily bread

by bonnernaz

Scripture & Thought Luke 11:3 – “Give us day by day our daily bread.”   It seems sort of funny now, but back in the ‘60s the word bread was a term for money. So if someone said, “You got any bread, man?” that’s what they were talking about. Jesus taught us to pray, “Give […]

1 Thessalonians – Never stop praying

by bonnernaz

Scripture & Thought 1 Thessalonians 5:17 – “Never stop praying.”   Have you ever been in what appeared to be an impossible situation with no way out? Or have you ever thought there was no future for you, and that it was just too late? Maybe you’re facing troubles today you never thought you’d see. […]

1 Corinthians – Be careful not to fall

by bonnernaz

Scripture & Thought 1 Corinthians 10:12 – “If you think you are standing strong, be careful not to fall.”   Simon Peter is known for his legendary faux pas. He said things he shouldn’t have said. And he openly denied the Lord not once, not twice, but three times. But Peter took steps that led […]

Reconciliation and Restoration is a Discipleship Issue

by bonnernaz

I can’t get away from events that have happened this week, culminating in the awful riots that are taking place in Minneapolis, and other places across the country. I really believe that racism in any form is never okay and should never be tolerated! My heart aches for our brothers and sisters who have not been […]

Slow Down to Get Ahead

by bonnernaz

I read this week from Rebecca Smith in her book, A Better Life, where she talks about the possibility of “slowing down to get ahead.” And it got my mind to turning with some thoughts. What comes to mind when I ask you what your biggest dream and desire in life is. What is it […]

What Do You Do With Your Pain?

by bonnernaz

I found a verse of Scripture that is an old “standby” for sure, but it definitely bears repeating these days. It is James 4:8 = “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.” Does it ever feel like the heartbreak in your life is trying to break you? I understand. I really, really do. […]

Jonah 2 – God answers your prayers

by bonnernaz

Scripture & Thought Jonah 2:1 – “Then Jonah prayed to the Lord his God from inside the fish.” After the crew tossed Jonah overboard in the middle of a storm, God sent a custom-designed watercraft Jonah’s way.  In other words, He brought in a very large fish to swallow the prodigal prophet. Now, did God do […]