Grab On!

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-Joe Fornear Last weekend I was giving out Stronghold Ministry gift baskets at a Relay for Life in my hometown...
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Just. Be. Held.

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If your eyes are on the storm You'll wonder if I love you still, But if your eyes are on the cross You'll know I always have and I always will.

How to Question God

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Jesus Himself set a surprising precedent for questioning God. So I don’t think it’s a holy thing to never question Him.

He Completed Me

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Step 10 wakes me up each day to being aware of my source of Life, whether flesh or Spirit. The Spirit actually leads me to love myself first - by receiving Christ’s view of me. Then loving others comes easier as I’m living out of completeness and fullness, not out of need or duty. Then I can go to anyone I’ve hurt and apologize without losing the truth about myself.

Overcoming Being Overwhelmed

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I found that fighting cancer is a supernatural endeavor - not a do-it-yourself project. Lean on Him and ask Him to teach you how to fight with His supernatural resources.

How to Master Your Human Race

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So considering the ways of The Great Charter of Courses, I wonder if we spend too much time trying to change our journey and not enough time mastering its challenges. Don’t get me wrong, I think we should diligently and boldly seek course change – be it physical healing or deliverance from a rough situation. Even Jesus sought a Plan B route before His crucifixion in the Garden of Gethsemane! Yet there is a stumbling block in forgetting to move forward while we wait for circumstantial change.

Give Your Burdens the Axe

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If the axe is dull and he does not sharpen its edge, then he must exert more strength. Wisdom has the advantage of giving success. - Ecclesiastes 10:10

Live Weak?

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It’s hard for me to judge Lance. Had I been in his shoes, I may have followed the same mountaintop path to vain glory that he chose. As I watched him confess before the world, the takeaway for me was the theme of our books and our ministry: It’s okay to be weak. Admitting weakness will make us strong as we lean on the Lord.

Getting a Handle on Handling More

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So when it seems you're running on empty and He has given you more than you can handle, ask Him to fill you to overflowing with His Holy Spirit’s power.

Unfreezing the Sheep

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When you have cancer or a life-threatening illness or crisis, you tend to pay closer attention to Bible verses which once may have read like a nursery rhyme.