Healing 2.0: A word about God’s upgrades

We all know the first version of any new technology — an app, or an operating system — is subject to future upgrades. We aren’t surprised when the developer releases the 1.1 version, or even jumps directly to 2.0. We might look forward to these versions that provide new benefits and uses to us, so […]

The Hidden Harm of Inner Vows

All you need to say is simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything beyond this comes from the evil one.  Matthew 5:37 (NIV) “I’ll never be like dad!”  (Or “I’ll never be like my mom!”) Haven’t we all said something like that at some point in our lives? I may not have ever consciously said that I never […]

Rise Up, Body of Christ!

I am deeply saddened by man’s inhumanity to man, first in the brutality that is continually being perpetrated against men (primarily) of color, and second, in the senseless violence that has followed. The events of the past weeks have piled on more trauma on a country that has already been left reeling from months of […]

Reflect, Regroup, Recoup

I wrote this article before the national unrest over the murder of George Floyd, which is why the focus is only on COVID-19. See the blog, “Rise up, Body of Christ!” for my thoughts on that. I have to be honest. During the first three weeks of the COVID-19 stay-at-home order, I found myself seriously […]

How We Love

Growing up in the Roman Catholic faith I was taught some valuable lessons about how weshould treat each other, and that we should put others before ourselves. These lessonshave stood me in good stead and continue to remind me of the call to be Christ-like, or self-less, in my daily walk. However, over the years […]

Dream Big

Genesis 37:5-10 (NIV) Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers, they hated him all the more. He said to them, “Listen to this dream I had: We were binding sheaves of grain out in the field when suddenly my sheaf rose and stood upright, while your sheaves gathered around mine […]

Jesus, Our Intercessor

What is an intercessor? If you’ve heard or used the phrase “standing in the gap,” you likely already have a good idea of all that an intercessor can be. Intercession is simply the act of praying on someone else’s behalf. It is a means of intervening for them. When we intercede in prayer for one […]

Hope: the Opposite of Fear

Hope: the Opposite of Fear Written by Jessie Mejias, FHI Founder and Director When I was still a new believer, I attended a New Year’s Eve service at a local church. At one point in the service, everyone was asked to pick a piece of paper from a grab bag at the altar. On each piece […]

Intimacy With God

Written by Sherika Chew, Director of Marriage & Family Ministry I’ve spent most of my Christian walk trying to be a good person—someone who God could be proud of, and that others would respect. But it’s a very heavy burden and, honestly, flat-out stressful to carry. I had heard it preached a million times that everything […]

Who is God for You?

Written by Jessie Mejias, FHI Founder and Director This year, the theme of identity seems to be at the forefront in the Body of Christ. It’s true that knowing who we are and understanding our true identity in Christ is life-changing. But it is vital that we also know whose we are, because knowing who we are starts with […]