Melanie's Blog

Do You Love Me?

August 29, 2019

In John 6, many followers had left Jesus. Not everyone thinks about how a leader feels when followers decide to pull away or pull others away from their leadership. Leaders are called to serve – they sacrifice,

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Believe It and Receive It

January 15, 2021

Mark 11:24 says "Whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them." I don't believe that God would ask us to believe a lie. I believe we receive His promises in the spirit.

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What is Hanukkah?

December 4, 2020

I believe there is great significance for the Christian found in the Jewish celebration of Hanukkah, or the Feast of Dedication. It is also known as the Festival of Lights. The history of Hanukkah goes back to the Greek

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Stir Up Your Gift

October 26, 2020

"Stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands" 2 Tim 1:6 Does life or ministry ever leave you feeling weary, insufficient, nervous, rejected, empty, depressed? Sometimes other people

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Navigating Change By Position

October 9, 2020

When change is required or requested, we could refuse to make the change in disobedience, we could make change happen in our own strength, or we could lean on God and navigate change through a surrendered, obedient

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Navigating Change with Passion

October 8, 2020

God has vision for where He wants to take us. God knows where we are right now. God knows what it’s going to take to get us to where he wants us to be. This is true for us individually, and this is true for us

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Navigating Change with Prayer

October 7, 2020

To navigate change, we want to make sure we are making the Holy Spirit our navigator and following His lead as we pray.   How do we follow the Holy Spirit?   1.     We submit to God. Our position in a

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