~I have set before you an open door, which no one is able to shut.--Revelation 3:8~

This Month's Thoughts for:

Send me your light and your faithful care, let them lead me; let them bring me to your holy mountain, to the place where you dwell.

Psalm 43:3 NIV

Body-Now that all of the holiday celebrations are nearly over, it's time to look at taking care of ourselves. If you haven't already been, you need to find the right balance in life so that you can have time for exercise and to strengthen yourself.

Mind-Whether you're a student or a graduate, it's never too late to learn something new. Keep your eyes and ears open so that you may find guidance through God's word.

Spirit-Take time each day to pray and talk to God. He hears you.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

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I posted this thought earlier today...

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In watching some of my favorite Bible teachers this morning, I was inspired! Joseph Prince was talking about the difference between not being focused enough on faith and being too focused on holiness. There is a huge gap between where one will take you and where the other will leave you. God gave us the law to show us where we fall short, but He sent Jesus to give us hope and to help us understand just how much He loves us in spite of our shortcomings. The answer is in accepting His grace and knowing that He sacrificed His Son because He loves us and He knows that we can never be perfect. In striving to be like Him, we must never forget that we are only human and that mistakes are a necessary part of learning who He is and the power He can give in our lives when we open our hearts to Him. Accept the love of Christ today and experience freedom from the condemnation that the law brings. This was God's plan for you all along. God bless! Subscribe to Higher Ground Ministries by Email

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Higher Ground's Holiday Project a Success!

Thanks to the generosity of some great people, Higher Ground Ministries was able to provide brand new underwear, socks and bras to over forty women and girls this holiday season.  Below, I've included a picture of my daughter helping to wrap the items to be dropped off at local shelters this Christmas. 



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Tips on healthy living, healthy loving and healthy habits!

Healthy Relationships: Where do you fit in?

Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.

James 1:12 New International Version

In relationships, we are all put to the test in one way or another. Whether we are being taught a lesson in trusting others or in learning to love selflessly, we must always be on the lookout for signs that the enemy is lurking nearby. Sometimes what we think might be one of God's tests for us is actually our own ego struggling to overpower His influence in our lives.

If you are fighting constantly over the same issues with your significant other, take a step back and ask yourself, "What would God want me to do here?" It could be that He wants you to take enough pride in yourself to stand up for your right to be respected in the relationship. Maybe you need to step up and express your dissatisfaction with the way you are being treated in order to make your loved one understand what you need. Or maybe you are with someone who is treating you unfairly and God wants you to guard your heart.

If your usual tendency is to run away from a relationship when you aren't 100% satisfied with the other person's behavior, this could be an indicator that you aren't being realistic in your expectations. No one is perfect and learning to love one another's flaws as well as one's gifts is part of a healthy relationship.

A great resource for you to check out if you are having difficulty sustaining relationships is "Safe People" by Townsend and Cloud. I am currently going through a Bible Study with some ladies and we are using this book as our guide. There is alot of great information about boundaries and how to identify traits in others who may be unsafe for us. If you get a chance, check this one out.

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