August 17, 1999 is my spiritual birthday. It marks a day 19 years ago that Jesus came into my life. But, truth be told, I didn't begin walking into the light from my darkness until August of 2009. Having dealt with an addiction to pornography for 13 years of my life, I found that for … Continue reading Trusting God Completely
PASTORS: Please read... A couple weeks ago, I posted a question on social media: Do you preach about porn in your church? Unfortunately, only one person responded, which leads me to believe many of you aren’t talking about this subject from the pulpit. Not because you don’t want to, but because you may not know … Continue reading Pastors: Do You Preach About Porn?
Thinking back on my days of active addiction, I remember what isolation felt like. It an odd sort of way, it felt safe. Secure. I was hidden from a world of judgement. No one knew about the sexually explicit material that I consumed. I was hidden (or at least I thought so) from dealing with … Continue reading Isolation is a Powerful Lie
Anger is never the first emotion. There’s always a deeper hurt or pain involved. Download the image below to help identify what’s underneath your anger.
It happened again today. I found myself mindlessly reaching for my phone. My hand was in my backpack digging for it when I stopped myself—a moment of grace. I’m experiencing this kind of reaching more than I want these days. Checking news in between meetings. Scrolling social media when I’m waiting for someone. Opening emails … Continue reading Search Engine
This week on PFL, we hear from Pastor Bill Johnson of Bethel Church in Redding, California on the warfare that takes place in the mind and how we should be fighting this battle when it comes to our door. We hope you’ll enjoy this special podcast! Show Notes: The War In Your Head (YouTube) If … Continue reading 195: The War In Your Head
"We can demolish every deceptive fantasy that opposes God and break through every arrogant attitude that is raised up in defiance of the true knowledge of God. We capture, like prisoners of war, every thought and insist that it bow in obedience to the Anointed One." - 2 Corinthians 10:5 TPT Controlling your thoughts doesn't … Continue reading Bowing In Obedience
Shame is all to common among men & women in addiction. This week, we talk about the power of shame in our lives. But guess what? You don't have to live with shame! Find out one of the most powerful disciplines you can begin building in to your life to help you combat shame & … Continue reading 193: Leaving Shame Behind