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Michelle Bentham

Michelle loves Jesus! Her passion is to connect people to God's heart through creative expression. She has experienced great loss and great healing, doing those things which bring the full life Jesus promised to her as she seeks to give that life away to others. She serves in vocational ministry directing membership and managing contact information for her local church. She writes, speaks and creates visual art from the depths of her relationship with God and His Word. She and her husband (aka The Fisherman) have been married 17 years and counting. They live out by the lake in historic Granbury, Texas. Together they celebrate the lives of five amazing adult children in their blended family. They have had the opportunity to embrace two sons-in love and an enjoy their aged and amusing terrier mix dog named Pogo. Her spare time is shared with these, her parents who live nearby and four friends of her heart who love Jesus and spur her on to love and good deeds! "...God is your Father, and your Father's great joy is to give you His Kingdom." Luke 12:32b (The Voice)

Reaching The Spiritually Drowning Christian

I recently landed on a Facebook post that referenced a Coast Guard – On Scene article about recognizing when a person is drowning. As I read, I began to sense the Holy Spirit resonating a spiritual reality in the description of someone who is caught in “Instinctive Drowning Response.” In the article, Francesco A. Pia, Ph.D., identifies the natural form …

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Forgiving My Abuser

Last month I shared about suffering from domestic violence in my past relationships. As I researched the statistics on domestic violence for the article, God moved my heart to respond. (Read more here: From Victim to Victor | Overcoming Domestic Abuse and Divorce) Today, I’m sharing the rest of the story about God asking me to forgive my abuser. My …

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From Victim To Victor: Overcoming Domestic Abuse And Divorce

I am a victor over domestic violence. I do not define myself by my experience. I rarely talk about it unless I’m sitting across the table or room from someone who is weeping as they tell the horrific stories of abuse that have occurred in their life. Yet our televisions and magazines are full of 48 Hours and Dateline stories …

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Demonstrating The Gifts And Fruit Of The Spirit

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.” — Galatians 5:22-23 (NKJV) By 2013, everything I had begun fell to nothing. In 2003 I took a leap of faith and stepped into my first leadership responsibility at church. In that small rural congregation I discovered the gifts …

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