The Most Dangerous AddictionBy Terri Broome Hello, my name is Terri Broome and I’m a self-aholic. I think all of our church services should start that way. It’s the truth. All our problems stem from one place… our own conceit. “Enough about me, let’s talk about you, what do you think about me?” It’s funny but tragically true. The LORD detests all the proud of heart. Be sure of this: They will not go unpunished.
What if We are all Spiritual Millionaires and We Just Don’t Know It?By Terri Broome I’ve heard people say they just want to get away from everything. Sometimes, they want to move to another place and start over. Maybe it’s their job that is stressing them out, money problems, relationship issues, the list is endless. I always say, “There is only one problem, you have to take your head with you.” “Peace never comes from
Who Knew the Grocery Store Could Become the Holy of Holies?By Terri Broome But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us.  We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair;  persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also
This Time in History Shouldn't Scare Us, it Should Motivate UsBy Terri Broome “What I meditate on will shape my entire outlook on life.” Good news rarely makes the headlines. We are inundated 24/7 with the horrible things happening all over the world. It’s on our phones, computers, and televisions. The world is falling apart. I have gotten to the place where I rarely watch the news. I can’t do anything about it and what
People Should Want to Hit Us or Kiss usBy Terri Broome Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. Romans 12:11 How many of us have gone on a diet, lost a lot of weight, and gotten rid of our “fat clothes?” A year later, we are in the same size we were before (maybe even a little bigger). Or, we start exercising in January. We wake up early to
God Will Take Care of Us, Even When He Doesn’tBy Terri Broome Four people were on the planet when the first unjust murder happened. As soon as the first parents (Adam and Eve) produced two humans (Cain and Abel), hatred was in one of those humans for the other one. We are told in the New Testament what the reason was. It’s a terrible reason, but it’s the reason nonetheless. Do not be like Cain,
People PleasersBy Terri Broome A friend asks, “Do I look fat in this dress?”  “No, we answer, you look very pretty.” “We do not want to be the truth teller when it’s uncomfortable. We have the deadly disease of people pleasing.” It happens all the time. We lie. Our friend looks like the broad side of a barn, yet we let her wear the dress out in public. Why? We can’t stand the uncomfortable feeling
God’s Doulos (Slave)By Terri Broome “Jesus made Himself less than a doormat.” “God doesn’t expect me to be a doormat.” When I hear that phrase, I cringe. So much is wrapped up in that mentality. The main word it conjures up in my mind is “entitlement.” Jesus made Himself less than a doormat. A doormat only gets feet wiped on it. It only gets dirty. Much worse happened to Jesus… by choice. Who, being in
Be an InfluencerBy Terri Broome Our lives are not lived alone. We influence everyone around us for good or bad. What we sow into lives will be reaped long past our physical lives. “Soon I will be dead and you will be too. We can’t control that fact, but we are in complete control of the influence we leave behind.” I used to have a timeline from Barnes and Noble that looked like a book
Heart Surgery that Fixes the TongueBy Terri Broome “Just as a tube of toothpaste, when squeezed, pours out the contents within, a human, when squeezed, pours out the contents of their hearts.” Have you ever been in a fight and hurtful words start pouring out of your mouth? After calming down, you said something like, “I was just mad, I didn’t mean any of that.” According to the Bible, that’s not true. Just as a
World Changing WombsBy Terri Broome So many women who gave birth to great men of God were barren in the Old Testament. God opens and closes wombs. He decides when a little life will be formed in that sacred place. Look at this list: Abraham and Sarah (Isaac’s mom) Isaac and Rebecca (Jacob’s mom) Jacob and Rachel (Joseph’s mom) Elkanah and Hannah (Samuel’s mom) Zechariah and Elizabeth (John the Baptist’s mom) “I wonder if when
"It's a Good Thing I'm Not God"By Terri Broome “I don’t want you to think badly of my husband,” said a woman to me as she was preparing to tell me some unpleasant things about him. I reassured her with these words, “Don’t worry, I can’t think worse of human nature than I already do.” Nothing people do (including myself) surprises me. We are a bad lot. All of us. When any of us want