Category Archives: Holy Spirit

Legacy of Words

My great-great-grandfather Cornelis deBruyn wrote a summary about his family’s dangerous crossing from the Netherlands to America in 1889. My grandpa John Volkema compiled a journal during his military service in WWI. We have an auditory account of my uncle … Continue reading

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Great News!

In a few months, Lord willing, I will be able to unveil something very exciting! I have worked on a book for the last several years. After the loss of my mother as a young girl, for many years I … Continue reading

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Place: A Five-Minute Friday Post

Place. It reminded me of the verses in John 14:1-10, that talk about the place God has prepared for believers. In these precious words, Jesus tells about heaven. He says, “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; … Continue reading

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I Will Uphold You

As I drove to the marina one day, I slowed down for a four-way stop behind one other car. Movement on my right side caught my eye. A man and a little girl on bikes, approached the corner on the … Continue reading

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Come to the Water

As a kid, I was deathly afraid of water. When my parents sent me for swimming lessons, I fought and hung on to the doorposts in fear. Unfortunately, I was forced to go and none of it ended well. In … Continue reading

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You’re In The Whisper

Mighty miracles of God were happening in Elijah’s day. The ravens fed Elijah bread and meat in the desert. The widow’s flour and oil did not run dry during the drought. The widow’s son was raised from the dead. Fire … Continue reading

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Sweet Hour of Prayer

Prayer is a discipline that is difficult to follow through with because we’re human. I have good intentions but it’s not easy to stay consistent. There are many ways to pray and no wrong way to pray. It’s a great … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, gifts of the Holy Spirit, God, God's faithfulness, God's Holy Word, healing prayer, Holy Spirit, listening prayer, P.R.M.I., prayer, saying yes or no, time organization | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments