Posts by Dori Phillips

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Resurrection Power

by Dori Phillips

I can’t think of a better time to speak about the resurrection power of Jesus Christ than during the resurrection season—more commonly known as Easter. Easter by itself is full of good times: the Easter bunny, hard boiled colored eggs, plastic filled eggs (sometimes involving cash), the hunt, family, food, pretty dresses… I could go […]

Define “Grace” Please

by Dori Phillips

The word “grace” has a nice easy sound. Not threatening or harsh in any way. I’ve heard it spoken thousands of times in the last twenty years to blanket almost every situation known to man, never quite understanding what it meant. I once thought it was just a vague, cliché Christian word used to explain […]

Is Mind Over Matter Reality or Fiction?

by Dori Phillips

Many times through the years I’ve heard this statement, “Everything is really just mind over matter.” In society’s perspective this would mean that our thoughts can control our painful circumstances with concentration and positive thinking, such as walking on hot coals and not feeling the pain if we tell ourselves that it’s not painful. Now […]

Is it Really Possible for Our Steps to be Ordered?

by Dori Phillips

Scripture says in Psalm 37:23, “The steps of a righteous man are ordered by the Lord.” As Christ followers, we are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. (2 Cor. 5:21). So does that mean our steps are ordered? Wouldn’t that make us walking puppets? I had wondered on many occasions how it was possible […]

His Joy, Our Strength

by Dori Phillips

It’s the beginning of another year and most of us have a list of resolutions that we fully intend to keep. This is an honorable desire. I would like to recommend adding one to your list – allow the Lord’s joy to become your strength. How does this work? By living in God’s rest. As […]