Commend All, into Abba’s Hands! (Part 1)

Dr. Aikens often starts or ends teaching with a time of responsive reading. This time of everyone reading together helps us to gain personal understanding. I encourage you to read aloud this section of responsive reading. Be encouraged and filled with understanding. Responsive Reading We consider and know we are the called out; being taught to be strong in the Lord; to be strengthened inwardly in the grace of spiritual blessings we find only in Christ Jesus. We also become strengthened by the revelatory instructions we receive from those God has chosen to transmit, deposit into and entrust to us; that we might become in turn His reliable and faithful that He will use to become competent and qualified to teach others also. Consider, to do this we must become able to take on and endure through our share of…

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The Practice of Taking a Stand

What we practice, we perfect, and what we perfect, results in wisdom I confess to you today, I’m a people watcher. I love to watch people.  Years ago my husband and I would get popcorn, grab a bench and watch people. Through these inexpensive days of entertainment, we learned how different people walked, interacted, and behaved with each other and the message they sent to onlookers. Very interesting and entertaining.  Chuck and I would share our observations and in this process, we learned about people and about each other. Quite often he would see something I didn't see and vise versa. Some of those differences were due to his male view of the behavior. But the more interesting and thought-provoking perspectives were because of our different backgrounds, encounters, and people that influenced our lives. I still look back and smile about those…

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