A Flood in My House!
Has your washing machine ever overflowed? Mine did recently. Not too long before it flooded, it was unbalanced in the spin cycle, and started "walking" across the room. My husband moved it back, but the drain hose had partially come out of the wall, and he didn't see it. So when it went into the drain cycle on the day it flooded and water went everywhere! We had a bona fide flood! The water ran through the door of the utility room and under the wall into my front room, flowing toward the front door.
When this happened, I had been making preparations to house fourteen traveling ministers that weekend. I was busy working, ministering, cleaning the house, making beds and doing laundry, etc. I had many balls in the air, trying to juggle them all at the same time. So, when I walked into the front room to face the flood on the floor, I almost panicked! I knew the floor needed to be mopped, but not today! I was too busy!
I grabbed a bunch of towels and threw them down to create a "dam" and to start to soak up the water. As I was cleaning up this monumental, Noah-style mess, the Holy Spirit started to...(more)
On Feb. 17, 1967, exactly 50 years ago this month, a miracle happened near Pittsburgh that the world has largely ignored. It happened at a small Catholic retreat center called The Ark and the Dove, where a group of students from Duquesne University had gathered for a weekend of prayer. Suddenly, and without any warning, those students were baptized in the Holy Spirit.
Patti Gallagher Mansfield, one of the first students to experience this outpouring of the Spirit, says she knew something remarkable and otherworldly had happened.
"Within the next hour, God sovereignly drew many of the students into the chapel," she writes. "Some were laughing, others crying. Some prayed in tongues, others (like me) felt a burning sensation coursing...(more)
Friends and Foes to Israel
I am writing to you from a balcony in the Old City of Jerusalem overlooking both the Temple Mount and the Mountof Olives. It's a place where visually I can see the invisible - the clash between good and evil, light and darkness. During His time on earth, the Mount of Olives is where Jesus frequently went at night to rest and commune with the Father, from where He ascended to Heaven, and according to Biblical prophecy scholars, where He will return "in like manner" (see Acts 1:11).
The Temple Mount is the holiest site in Judaism where the Holy of Holies, the Most Holy Place, was located during the First and Second Temple periods. According to Jewish tradition, this area is ancient Mount Moriah where Abraham, in obedience took Isaac, his son of promise, to offer him as a sacrifice to God. Among Sunni Muslims, the Temple Mount is widely considered...(more)