MARIAN JORDAN ELLIS

The Golden Rule

This post is a lament. This post is also a plea. I don’t know about you, but I’m weary of reading the news and watching the melt-down in our nation and feeling helpless and hopeless. My weariness can’t begin to compare to the weight my black brothers and sisters have carried. While I can’t change...
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Running on Empty?

IS YOU SOUL RUNNING ON EMPTY? How lovely is your dwelling place, Lord Almighty! My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God. Psalm 84:1 Regardless if we realize it or not, our souls thirst for the Presence of God. Why? Because we are hard-wired...
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Knowing God as Father

Knowing God as Father “If you want to judge how well a person understands Christianity, find out how much he makes of the thought of being God’s child, and having God as his Father. If this is not the thought that prompts and controls his worship and prayers and his whole outlook on life, it...
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The Breath of God

New Teaching: Discovering the Power of the Holy Spirit I believe one of the greatest misunderstandings about the Christian life centers around the Holy Spirit. Some think of the Spirit as a mere force or power, while others are nervous to talk about the one whom Jesus called our “Friend” and “Helper.” The truth is...
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Standing Against the Spirit of Rejection

Standing Against the Spirit of Rejection The waves of accusations crashing against my mind began something like this: “No one loves you.” “You don’t have even one true friend who cares about you.”  “You are unwanted; you always have been, and you always will be.” “The world would be better off if you were dead.”...
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Give ’em Heaven

A Tribute to my Pastor, Dr. James DeLoach Yesterday, a man precious to my heart entered heaven. Although I pause as I write those words, “entered heaven,” because they just don’t seem fitting. I stumble over this idea because my friend, pastor, and spiritual grandfather, Jim DeLoach lived each day as if he were already...
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