Why God Tests You The Gateway to GloryBy Terri Broome “This is a test. For the next sixty seconds, this station will conduct a test of the Emergency Broadcast System. This is only a test.“ “Life is a test and I am writing this to give you further information. Believe me, none of us want to fail the only test that will matter in the end.” We have all heard the irritating sound that warns us
God Has Secrets; He Tells Them to His FriendsBy Terri Broome “According to scripture, we are to do every single thing for God’s glory but sadly, according to Ecclesiastes, we do everything we do for another reason.” Look around. The world is full of secret things. How does dirt plus a seed produce a tree? How do clouds hold so much water and carry it to other places before it drops rain? How does a
"Superman (He Lives in Your House)"By Terri Broome “Think about it, we are all made “Imago Dei”…in the image of God. I have to pause at that statement and really let it sink in.” In every single person, greatness lies dormant. Think about it, we are all made “Imago Dei”…in the image of God. I have to pause at that statement and really let it sink in. Every single person we come in contact with
"God Haters" It's the Human ConditionBy Terri Broome “What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.”   ― A.W. Tozer  We hear it all the time, “God loves you,” “God is love,” but hardly anyone really believes this. Over the past thirty years or so I’ve talked to many people. As we talk about their problems, I’ve found a constant thread running through almost all of their stories. Deep down,
Antifreeze, Spiders and God (They have more in common than you think)By Terri Broome God’s attention to detail in the created world is mind-boggling to say the least. My husband and I were doing what we do almost every evening a few nights ago…sitting on the porch. He smokes a cigar and we chat about our day. We may talk about funny things that happened during our day, watch the birds that come visit our
"Who am I…really? (Trust Me, Most of Us Don’t know)"By Terri Broome None of us know who we really are unless we walk in the truth.  Since Jesus is the truth and His Word is the truth, if we do not soak in the presence of both, we will forfeit everything valuable in this life. How can I make such a bold statement? There is a terrifying passage in the Bible that says, “ On that
"Sifted" How God Can Use Our Greatest Failures By Terri Broome I don’t know about you, but I never want to be the topic of conversation between God and Satan. It never really goes well for the person being discussed. We see this a couple of times in scripture and I am not envious of either of these guys. Their names are Job and Peter. I have often said about Job, “Can you imagine being
"We are All Insane"By Terri Broome We are All Insane As a person who has taught the Bible for over 20 years and counseled for about the same amount of time, I’ve come to a conclusion. We are all insane. Most of our minds are battlefields of irrational thoughts and fears. Definitions Insanity: mental illness of such a severe nature that a person cannot distinguish fantasy from reality, cannot conduct her/his affairs due to psychosis,
"Naked and Unashamed vs. Naked and Afraid"By Terri Broome Naked and Unashamed vs. Naked and Afraid Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! Psalm 139:23 Scripture is so perfect and piercing. It is like a knife that plunges into the depths of who we are, opens us up and shows us the truth. We cannot search ourselves. We will delude ourselves into thinking it’s God searching us when
"A Good Day Happens Between Our Ears"By Terri Broome Someone asked me the other day how my week had been and I said, “It was great.” They said, “I’m waiting for you to have a bad day” (or something to that affect). I replied, “When God has a bad day, so will I.” Does that sound flippant? Does it sound like I’m just putting on a happy face? What if we lived as if the
"Empty = Full"The Secret to a Joy Filled Life.By Terri Broome Empty = Full I have found the secret to bliss as I walk through a hopeless and dark world. It is the ultimate paradox. It sounds crazy but I am 1000 percent sure of the truth of this secret. Lean in close and I’ll tell you. I am becoming the least important person in my life. “When I get lost in who God is, I
"Your Kids Think God is Like You"By Terri Broome Your Kids Think God is Like You—(No Pressure) That thought hit me when my kids were still small and it almost scared me to death. Some parents leave God out of their kids lives altogether. That wasn’t me. I ate, drank and breathed God…with my words. I was the poster child for this scripture: The Lord says, “These people come near to me with their mouth