It was such an honor and a blessing to be asked my Scott and Vanessa Martindale of Blended Kingdom Families to join them for one of their BKF podcasts. Vanessa and Scott are such fun, energetic gracious hosts. We enjoyed our time and sharing our blended family journey with them. We pray that this episode is an encouragement to other blended families along their journeys. God bless! ~Tanya and Jim Phillips, Blended By His Grace
You are not who the world says you are, or what the enemy tries to tell you. The enemy would love to keep you in chains and shame. But because of the blood, sweat, and tears that Jesus paid for you, He says you are His beloved; washed in His blood, made new, forgiven, redeemed, restored, made new! God says “Behold! I am writing you a new script, a new story!”
Break off those chains with Ephesians 1:7:
“In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace.”
Happy 9 year anniversary to us! A picture from our first year together as a busy family, and a picture from this weekend as our first quiet year as empty nesters.
Jim says “Write the caption for our train track picture to say ‘The miles we have traveled! Some days were a train wreck, some days were not.’”
I am thankful that most days, the train arrives to its’ scheduled destination, sometimes chugging and sputtering, sometimes right on time, and on those “train wreck” days, that God is always helping to get us back on track!
I am so excited, humbled and honored to be a member of the prayer team again for this year’s SpeakUp Conference for writer’s, speakers, and leaders!
This conference is life-changing and will equip you and take you to the next level, while connecting you with some pretty special people with amazing stories and experiences from around the world!
Please share with anyone you think that would be interested or would benefit from these amazing opportunities.
I enlisted the angelic heavenly hosts’ help this morning. I said “Angels, would you please give me a verse that would glorify God this morning.”
Words began to resonate in my heart and travel in my mind as if the Goodyear Blimp was passing by. I googled the three phrases I saw and heard in my spirit, and this verse came up:
“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.” Luke 2:14
It’s interesting…when I clicked the arrow to see the verse right before it, Luke 2:13, and the arrow after it, Luke 2:15, they both talked about…angels!
Today, would you join me in living out Luke 2:14, in giving God all the Glory He deserves, and BEING the PEACE on earth, and demonstrating GOOD WILL towards men? It begins with each of us. Our thoughts, words, attitudes, and actions.
Where do I go when I need help with these? I ask God for help. I confess, repent, ask for His forgiveness, and then ask Him to fill me with His life-changing power; His Holy Spirit.
Evidence of the Holy Spirit:
Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self-Control.
*I took this picture while we were walking through some Arizona mountains a few weeks back. Something caused us to turn around and look up in the sky. As we did, we watched the last part of this “hook” being formed in the sky. I have never seen something like this before or clouds look this way. There were no planes in the sky at the time. Someone said “An angel is making that!” It makes me think me of a shepherd and his staff.
May God bless us with an increased awareness of His heavenly hosts helping to usher in His magnificent Glory and magnify His Kingdom on earth, and generate eyes blazing for Jesus, our one true Savior. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Peace to you, Tanya Phillips
He loves to hear from us! No matter what time it is. He doesn’t care if our words are eloquent. He doesn’t need a dissertation. Just your heart and attention. He stays open 24/7.
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