December 2015

21 Dec Merry Christmas from the Burns Family

Vickie and I pray that in this Christmas season and the upcoming new year that your life will be filled with His presence and the great joy that only He can bring! We know that the God of the supernatural has powerful plans in store in 2016 for those who will work together with His Spirit. I believe that you are one of those people. So, get ready, get ready, get ready! Let me introduce the Burns family … On the far left is our youngest son Aaron with his wife Kaity by his side. To the right of Kaity is our middle son Michael and his family. Michael's wife Katrina is holding their 0ne-year-old son Ben. To the right of Michael's family is our oldest son Jason and his family. In front of Jason's wife Elisabeth is their 8-year-old son Joey and his 5-year-old brother Gavin. And their one-year-old sister (our only granddaughter) Ella is being held by Nana. Then, beside the ever-so-proud-of-our-incredible-kids-and-grandkids Nana, there is modest me! You are looking at one blessed family!!!...

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14 Dec 2016 Jacobs

Can you believe that 2015 is just days away from being history? What happened to the year? I'm thankful for this past year and God's leadership, guidance, and provision. He literally outdid Himself for us. But, 2015 is coming to a close and I have already set my eyes on the upcoming 2016. I have purposed in this upcoming year to have the resolve and tenacity of Jacob. You'll recall that it was Jacob who literally grabbed ahold of the messenger of the Lord and declared, "I will not let you go until ...

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07 Dec An Outlet Store Holy Spirit?

Here's an experience that I'm sure that we can all identify with. While shopping at an outlet mall store, you discover an item that you have previously seen and considered buying at either a department store like Macy's or Dillard's or at a home improvement store like Home Depot or Lowe's. From all appearances, the items are identical. Even the packaging appears to be identical. It's a no-brainer. Of course you'll snatch up the item at the outlet mall. After all, who doesn't love to save money! Here's the hazard of outlet mall shopping. Often, the items sold are seemingly identical in appearance but inferior or different in quality. Unbeknownst to the unsavvy shopper, the thread count or stitching for clothes can be vastly different. For tools, the features might be slightly different or more limited. Pardon my grammar, what looks the same ain't always the same. From experience, let me warn you to shop cautiously and know that the qualities and features of what you are buying might not be what you are expecting. Concerning the Holy Spirit, let me put your mind at ease. Contrary to the way that many act and think, there is only ONE Holy Spirit. There isn't a Jesus' model Holy Spirit who is loaded to the max with all kinds of features and bells and whistles and a different outlet store quality, less powerful, features-missing Holy Spirit model that lives inside of you. We know this because ...

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