Monday, March 19, 2012

WHAT IF ALL YOUR NEEDS WERE MET?



The Need Meeter

God is such an awesome designer and I love that he is ever tweaking us and smoothing out all the rough places.  He enables us to overcome so much and brilliantly bids us to apply the faith unveiled in yesterday’s trial to the challenge of today. 

 It’s something that the faith we need is already in us, it simply needs to be exercised.  Kind of gives new meaning to Philippians 4:19 & 2 Peter 1:3.  God promised to supply all of our needs according to His riches in glory through Christ Jesus 
 and
 He has given us all things pertaining to life and godliness
 through knowledge of that same Jesus.     

I am excited about what is in us already and what is in store for us as we draw closer, exhale us and inhale Him.

 Why not consider your needs met today and thank Him who is our God, Savior and King.

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Spring Forward with Great Reads


Soul Shaping Publications Catalogue

Children’s Books and DVD’s


The Adventures of Martin Tyrone Sanchez Dupree(book) Ages 8-12 years…ISBN9780984249411..Martin Tyrone is grounded for the holiday weekend and must spend the time thinking about his crime and entertaining himself with no electronic devices. Boys and girls will be captivated by Martin’s wild imagination. Written by Teirrah McNair & illustrated by Derrick Polk.

Lucille Nadine Alexander’s Birthday (the book) Ages 4-9 years ISBN 9781599163864 
The nativity story told thru the eyes of a 7 year old who shares her birthday with Jesus Christ and believes that both Jesus and she should get what they want for Christmas. Written by Teirrah McNair & Illustrated by Eric Ward…

Lucille Nadine Alexander’s Birthday (read along DVD) Ages 3-7 years… ISBN 9780984249497  In the beginning was the storybook. Now Lucille is on DVD. That's right; it's a talking storybook and children can read along with Lucille.

Adult and Young Adult Titles



The Way of Salvation: Getting Started with Jesus Christ by Teirrah McNair.. ISBN 978-0-9842494-0-4  A refreshment in the basics of salvation, this quick and easy reader is chock full of practical strategies for successful living.


The Way of The Holy Spirit: How Sweet It Is To Be Led by Him by Teirrah McNair..ISBN 9780984249442 This book gives the 'ready to grow' Christian practical examples of how to discover the sweetness in allowing God to have His way in their lives.

One of The Greatest Calls of All:The Ministry of Intercession by Jean Ferguson ISBN9780984249435…An excellent tool to equip Christians to pray the will of God.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Have You Seen Grace?

Illustration by Margaret Thomas


Grace is always on a roll.
Always meeting up with me, coming around corners and
Popping up at unexpected times.

Now don't get it twisted. I am grateful for Grace.
If it weren't for Grace, I don't know where I'd be.
Strung out...dead...treadmilling, you know, stepping high & fast but going nowhere.
Maybe I'd be pushing a shopping cart on MacArthur Blvd. or in the Tenderloin,
passing out 'I'm blind, help my cause, business cards'--looking for donations...

Thank God for Grace.

One of my favorite Grace stories is the night Grace showed up at Highland Hospital pharmacy. I was sick and in excruciating pain. One of my ministry team helpers, Samantha, brought me to E.R. and then to the pharmacy to get my medication. I couldn't sit, stand, or move. The pain was unbearable.
Samantha turned the prescription in and got number 96. The room was packed. They were on number 29 and said to expect at least an hour and a half wait, maybe longer.
I was in too much pain to even react.

I couldn't say words, just had the good sense to breathe 'thank you Jesus' and closed my eyes.

Seemed like just as I put my head on my lap, I heard Samantha holler, O my God. Thank you Jesus.
I raised my head up and there on the electronic board was my number 96 flashing.

People looked all crazy at Samantha and I as we exited with medication in hand.
Do you know that that extraordinary favor was not my fault?
It was Grace popping up on my behalf.

You see, I belong to God. I'm a C.O.G (child of God ala John 1:12) and
the same grace that saved me (Acts 15:11) is constant.

Grace pops up at the most unexpected times, just because.
I did not earn it. I did not work for it.
Grace is God's gift because I belong to Him.
Now that's something to be thankful for.
Thank God for Grace!

So, what's your favorite Grace story?

A Soul Shaping View: Goodbye Worry

A Soul Shaping View: Goodbye Worry:   Illustration by Margaret Thomas I am cancelling my subscription to Worry Inc. today. It takes up much too much space in my ...

Friday, March 9, 2012

Goodbye Worry






Illustration by Margaret Thomas

I am cancelling my subscription to Worry Inc. today.
It takes up much too much space in my house and contributes absolutely nothing to my well being.
So, a great big adios and a see ya' to you,Worry.

Oh, and please don't even try to come sneaking back in here on the sly.
My guard is up. You are finished and the perfect peace of God has taken your place.

It is simply scandalous anyway-- all the havoc I have allowed you to cause in my mind and my emotions.
Well thanks be to God you're through here, Worry.

There will be no goodbye kiss and no, you will not be missed.
Read the sign on my heart: Worry is no longer welcome here.

You've been replaced with the peace of God, the perfect peace of God. So there.

Let everything that hath breath up in this temple say praise the Lord, yea, praise ye the Lord.
T. McNair