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  • First forgiven

    Posted September 22, 2016 by Jeffrey Smith

    3 Comments 3 Likes 793 Views

    Matthew 18:33-34:Shouldn’t you have mercy on your fellow servant, just as I had mercy on you?’ Then the angry king sent the man to prison to be tortured until he had paid his entire debt. Ephesians 4:31- Read More...

  • The Dentist

    Posted September 22, 2016 by Dion Todd

    22 Comments 18 Likes 8,622 Views

    We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, for those who are called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28 WEBAs I writhed in pain in the chair, the dentist wrestled on with the split tooth. It Read More...

  • Damaged Goods

    Posted September 21, 2016 by Dion Todd

    35 Comments 22 Likes 8,666 Views

    Now when the Pharisee who had invited him saw it, he said to himself, 'This man, if he were a prophet, would have perceived who and what kind of woman this is who touches him, that she is a sinner.' Jesus answered him, ' Read More...

  • Potter

    Posted September 20, 2016 by Jeffrey Smith

    2 Comments 4 Likes 811 Views

    Isaiah 45:9- "Woe to those who quarrel with their Maker, those who are nothing but potsherds among the potsherds on the ground. Does the clay say to the potter, 'What are you making?' Does your work say, 'The potter Read More...

  • The Body Snatcher

    Posted September 20, 2016 by Dion Todd

    30 Comments 23 Likes 8,296 Views

    I will seek that which was lost, and will bring back that which was driven away, and will bind up that which was broken, and will strengthen that which was sick; Ezekiel 34:16 WEBAs the tears flowed down my face, I knew Read More...

  • The Holy Spirit 4: The Gifts of The Spirit

    Posted September 19, 2016 by Dion Todd

    11 Comments 4 Likes 2,288 Views

    The Holy Spirit 4: The Gifts of the Spirit The Holy Spirit 4: The Gifts of the Spirit from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. This is part four of our series on the Holy Spirit. In our previous messages, we cov Read More...

  • Crowing Roosters

    Posted September 19, 2016 by Dion Todd

    28 Comments 23 Likes 8,528 Views

    After a little while again those who stood by said to Peter, 'You truly are one of them, for you are a Galilean, and your speech shows it.' But he began to curse, and to swear, 'I don't know this man of whom you speak!' Read More...

  • Shattered Dreams

    Posted September 18, 2016 by Dion Todd

    18 Comments 15 Likes 8,637 Views

    At the same time my understanding returned to me; and for the glory of my kingdom, my majesty and brightness returned to me. My counselors and my lords sought me; and I was established in my kingdom, and excellent greatn Read More...

  • Sabotage

    Posted September 17, 2016 by Dion Todd

    32 Comments 15 Likes 8,328 Views

    They will fight against you, but they will not prevail against you; for I am with you, says Yahweh, to rescue you. Jeremiah 1:19 WEBThings were finally going well in our computer business. We had one particularly large c Read More...

  • The Beaver Dam

    Posted September 16, 2016 by Dion Todd

    27 Comments 23 Likes 8,472 Views

    Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me. Your rod and your staff, they comfort me. Psalms 23:4 WEBIt was dusk dark and I was alone in the middle of a swamp c Read More...

  • Crickets And Bill Collectors

    Posted September 15, 2016 by Dion Todd

    30 Comments 22 Likes 8,805 Views

    My face is red with weeping. Deep darkness is on my eyelids. Although there is no violence in my hands, and my prayer is pure. Job 16:16 WEBBills steadily piled up at our house, with no income to pay them. After months o Read More...

  • When the Grace is Gone

    Posted September 14, 2016 by Dion Todd

    22 Comments 19 Likes 10,213 Views

    Jacob saw the expression on Laban's face, and, behold, it was not toward him as before. Yahweh said to Jacob, 'Return to the land of your fathers, and to your relatives, and I will be with you.' Genesis 31:2 WEBThings we Read More...

  • The Preacher

    Posted September 13, 2016 by Dion Todd

    20 Comments 19 Likes 8,105 Views

    Yahweh appeared of old to me, saying, 'Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love. Therefore I have drawn you with loving kindness. Jeremiah 31:3 WEB"Just as I am without one plea, but that thy blood, was shed for me Read More...

  • The Holy Spirit 3: The Baptism of The Holy Spirit

    Posted September 12, 2016 by Dion Todd

    5 Comments 4 Likes 1,768 Views

    The Holy Spirit 3: The Baptism of the Holy Spirit   The Holy Spirit 3: The Baptism of The Holy Spirit from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo.   Note: There is an echo that starts about half way through th Read More...

  • Joy Full

    Posted September 12, 2016 by Dion Todd

    20 Comments 22 Likes 8,381 Views

    I have spoken these things to you, that my joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be made full. 'This is my commandment, that you love one another, even as I have loved you.' John 15:11 WEBPeter and the Apostles we Read More...

  • Living Right When Wronged

    Posted September 11, 2016 by Dion Todd

    26 Comments 20 Likes 9,237 Views

    Saul sought to pin David to the wall with the spear; but he slipped away out of Saul's presence, and he stuck the spear into the wall. David fled, and escaped that night. 1 Samuel 19:10 WEBKing Saul was jealous of his so Read More...

  • Talking Donkeys

    Posted September 10, 2016 by Dion Todd

    16 Comments 17 Likes 8,165 Views

    Don't remember the former things, and don't consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing. It springs out now. Don't you know it? Isaiah 43:18 WEBWhile sitting in church one morning listening to the speaker Read More...

  • Carbon Copies

    Posted September 9, 2016 by Dion Todd

    35 Comments 19 Likes 7,948 Views

    Now Yahweh's word came to me, saying, 'Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you. Before you were born, I sanctified you. I have appointed you a prophet to the nations.' Then I said, 'Ah, Lord Yahweh! Behold, I don't k Read More...

  • The Long Road

    Posted September 8, 2016 by Dion Todd

    20 Comments 19 Likes 8,783 Views

    In times past, when Saul was king over us, it was you who led Israel out and in. Yahweh said to you, You shall be shepherd of my people Israel, and you shall be prince over Israel. So all the elders of Israel came to the Read More...

  • Forgiveness is for You

    Posted September 7, 2016 by Dion Todd

    24 Comments 14 Likes 9,252 Views

    If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9 ESVSo there I sat in my prayer room, feeling washed up and wondering why I was there at all th Read More...