Christmas Frame of Mind04/12/2017 Duration: 24min
You might just say that I’m a Christmas junkie. My parents got me hooked as a toddler and my addiction never subsided. Growing up, our little home was decorated to the fullest extent of its capacity with shiny, colorful ornaments. The anticipation for The Big Day was perpetuated by my mom, who loved Christmas as much as any little kid. The post Christmas Frame of Mind appeared first on Diane Markins.
Get Ready to Rumble with “Prayer Warrior” Stormie Omartian18/09/2017 Duration: 48min
There are too many good things that won't happen if we are not praying. And there are also terrible things that will happen if we don't pray. I wrote this book because I saw too many people being destroyed for lack of knowledge about this subject [spiritual warfare]. The post Get Ready to Rumble with “Prayer Warrior” Stormie Omartian appeared first on Diane Markins.
Supernatural or Super Normal?11/09/2017 Duration: 24min
There is nothing new about the spirit realm. It’s been a part of the Bible since the words were written. We know that there are unseen activities going on around us. The devil and his minion demons exist. They are up to no-good all the time. The mission: “to kill, steal and destroy like a roaring lion.” That sounds about as scary as any horror movie, especially when applied to your own life and loved ones, right? But there's more... The post Supernatural or Super Normal? appeared first on Diane Markins.
Serving with All You’ve Got- Real Sacrifice17/07/2017 Duration: 48min
We put our 5 bedroom suburban house on the market. Bought a falling-down 1950’s 2 bedroom house in the ‘hood - that we promptly named Casa de Vida - House of Life as God imprinted His desire to give ‘life to the full’ indelibly on our hearts. It has been an adventure! The post Serving with All You’ve Got- Real Sacrifice appeared first on Diane Markins.
Unseen Powers and Prayer11/11/2014 Duration: 13min
"My plea to you is this: We mustn’t brush this reality aside, thinking that what we don’t know won’t hurt us. What we don’t know absolutely will hurt us, and hurt us in powerful ways.” No wonder Mark Batterson endorses Jack Graham's book! The post Unseen Powers and Prayer appeared first on Diane Markins.
Getting Unstuck – Jamie George25/10/2014 Duration: 21min
Unfortunately, in my willingness to sacrifice for others I am not being a steward of myself. And if truly honest, not really sacrificing. I am doing the EASIER and LAZY thing. Serving myself takes a great deal of effort. The post Getting Unstuck – Jamie George appeared first on Diane Markins.
Put Love into Action23/10/2014 Duration: 16min
Pastor and mega-author Francis Chan wrote the forward to Love, Skip, Jump by Shelene Bryan. He said, “Don’t be another person who wastes his/her life by trying to save it. Join my friend Shelene in doing something.” The post Put Love into Action appeared first on Diane Markins.
The New AWANA Transforms Kids and Families19/10/2014 Duration: 11min
Like a lot of Christ following parents, I had heard of the Awana ministry before, but in 2011, the way I viewed Awana totally changed. I was shocked by what I found out, and it totally changed our lives. The post The New AWANA Transforms Kids and Families appeared first on Diane Markins.
Tea Offers Lessons for Faith – Jennifer Miller16/10/2014 Duration: 15min
[It may sound crazy but there are many parallels between choosing/ brewing a good cup of tea and your faith.] ...if you offer up the biggest parts of yourself, then it is going to turn out the best. It is just more expensive. It will cost you more to have a faith like that. The post Tea Offers Lessons for Faith – Jennifer Miller appeared first on Diane Markins.
Prayer – It’s What Gets Us Through the Trials14/10/2014 Duration: 13min
The pastor left his sermon manuscript in the pulpit. When the janitor found it, he couldn’t resist the urge to read it. He was impressed, until he stumbled over a note in the margin: “Argument weak here. Start yelling!” The post Prayer – It’s What Gets Us Through the Trials appeared first on Diane Markins.