When my maternal grandmother—Leda Mabry Flatt– passed away in May of 2006, and since I inherited the Flatt family gift of gab, my mother asked me to speak at the service. I was struck with, “What can I say at my granny’s funeral?” Each of my family members would have different memories that we could share of “Granny Flatt.” (She was “Granny,” not “Grandmother,” or “Nana” or any other term to us four grandchildren
Recently we were subjected to unusually strong winds and heavy rains. During this kind of weather on the Florida coast, sailboats will break away from their dock and drift out into the ocean filled with overpowering waves. Without the anchor to hold them steady in the storm they are helpless against the onslaught of the storm. The older I get, the more I realize that the one anchor that can hold us steady in
You can see the poster image on this post of Carter the Great playing poker with the Devil himself. It’s a marvelous piece of art and a remembrance of the time when the Art of Magic had a public fascination with the fallen beings of the supernatural realm. (That’s another forthcoming post.) So of course, I, was thrilled when in August of 2001 mystery writer, Glen David Gold wove the exciting real-life magician Charles Carter
Isn’t it incredible that we can believe that we know what it better for us than God does! However, Satan knows how to make us believe that. First, he raises questions in our mind about God’s command and then contradicts God’s word. To question God’s authority and veracity is one of the deceiver’s primary tools. If he can get us to question God, then he has begun his victory over us. The Bible shares many
His beloved wife spent many months in pain and sorrow before her death now he is trying to cope with the sadness of his loneliness and the memory of her illness. He asked, “Why has God forsaken me? How can a loving God permit this sorrow? Even the money I have given to my church hasn’t helped. My faith is destroyed!” Throughout the centuries Christians (and even non-Christians) have asked this question especially when things
How many times have you had an impression of something you should do, or a thought or idea cross your mind? Later you found out that a positive reaction to that idea was the best thing you could have done. Was it an educated guess … was it because you are “smarter” than others … was it just a lucky coincidence? I am thoroughly convinced of the Biblical answer to that. I believe that the reason for
The Lord said, ” Whatever is not of faith is sin.” (Romans 14:23 NKJV) There is no question that the “KEY” that unlocks the Supernatural is “FAITH.” God has always dealt with His people on the basis of faith. It was Abraham’s faith to obey the Lord’s directions that were counted unto him (Abraham) for righteousness as recorded in Romans 4:3. This passage specifically says that Abraham was NOT saved (justified) by his good works
“January” actually comes from the Roman mythological figure, Janus, who is pictured as having two faces; one looking forward and another back. January is the time to evaluate the past year and plan for the coming year. Most of us sincerely do this with a new determination to make significant improvements in ourselves, our relationships and our circumstances. By the middle of January, most of those New Year’s resolutions have already been broken and forgotten.
Have you ever had an idea and you said, “yes, I should do that!” But you never acted on it? Or maybe an inspiring thought to share—but you didn’t? Me, too. As a professional speaker, evangelist, and illusionist (now for more than a quarter of a century!), I’ve just finished an incredible year. One that was incredibly challenging and, yet, incredibly blessed. Thinking back on 2016 reminds me of the opening line from Dicken’s A
IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ! Thursday, December 29, 2016 Dear Friend, I hope this letter finds you in the midst of a peaceful season. A season where we are reminded of waiting…and the expectation of a coming Saviour! I’ve got great news! First, I so appreciate your continued prayers for New Dimensions Evangelism! This past year has been full of outreach events in; Texas, Wyoming, Montana, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Mississippi, Florida, Virginia, Illinois, and Ohio.