Preparing 4 His Kingdom

LIVING 4 HIS GLORY

Encouragement from Erica Lerisse

Let Us Be Thankful For Our Food

Let Us Be Thankful For Our Food

Growing up I never had to put thought into food:  where it was coming from, shopping for it, preparing it.  Wake up in the morning and eat a bowl of cereal; go to school and eat lunch; come home and microwave something.  Eating was by habit not hunger....

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The Accuser of the Brethren

The Accuser of the Brethren

Revelation 12:10  "And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night."Philemon...

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The Name of the Lord is a Strong Tower

The Name of the Lord is a Strong Tower

Proverbs 18:10  “The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.” It was Sunday after the morning services on top of the mountain in Saint Marc, Haiti.  So that my husband could rest and prepare for the evening service, I decided to...

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Teach Me

Teach Me

Job  6:24  Teach me, and I will hold my tongue: and cause me to understand wherein I have erred. I had just been dropped off at Hyles-Anderson Bible College in Northwest Indiana from Dothan, AL.  It was obvious to me  that God in heaven led me there. Never could I,...

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“If Any Man Would Come After Me…” Matthew 16:24

“If Any Man Would Come After Me…” Matthew 16:24

I had been living as a backslidden, prodigal of my Heavenly Father for four years. After the violent death of my 36 year old Dad my relationship with my Heavenly Father spiraled down, down and down until no one could look at my life and suspect that I was a believer. I had...

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Without Me Ye Can Do Nothing – Learning to Pray

Without Me Ye Can Do Nothing – Learning to Pray

It was my freshmen year at Bible College. It seemed every chapel message and every class was on “walking with God”. I was convinced of the truth of these messages, so if it were true then it must be done. I lived in a dorm room with three roommates, so praying in my room was...

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As Newborn Babes

As Newborn Babes

Being the youngest of two girls in my family, I did not grow up around babies or young children. And as a teenager and young college girl, I confidently declared that I did not like children, and did not want to have any. The truth was I knew nothing about kids and didn’t want...

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The Local Church and Our Need for It

The Local Church and Our Need for It

My Aunt Regina, with her three kids and I began faithfully attending Faith Baptist Church in Gulfport, MS. We received Christ as our savior, were baptized, and began obeying the Lord’s word, “Heb 10:25  Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the...

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Baptism

Baptism

I was 8 years old and keenly aware of how I was always falling short of my mom’s expectations and my own. One Sunday, my babysitter was going to a revival meeting at her holiness church, and since she was watching me that day I tagged along. As the service progressed there was...

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The First Step

The First Step

I grew up a poor black girl in the Bible belt near Dothan, AL.  Though we were not a church-going family,  living in the Bible belt insured that we were not Bible illiterate.  We had Bibles in our home, and my sister and I had our own “style” of religion: ...

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