What or Who Leads You?

There are so many negative distractions (alcohol, drugs, emotions, over eating, relationships, lust, spending money, etc.) that we often open the door to and let lead us but today, I invite you to let go of negative distractions and open your heart to the leading of the Holy Spirit.

Blessings & Peace,

Barbara J Couch, MDiv.

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Praying Does a Person Good

James 5:16(AMP)

Therefore, confess your sins to one another [your false steps, your offenses], and pray for one another, that you may be healed and restored. The heartfelt andpersistent prayer of a righteous man (believer) can accomplish much [when put into action and made effective by God—it is dynamic and can have tremendous power].”

Good Morning All,

I hope your morning has been easy, hopeful and full of whatever you may have needed.

For some people asking to be prayed for or sending out a prayer request can seem like you’re not doing anything or that it’s kind of strange. In my world, asking for prayer is normal and never seen as something strange. In fact, I take it very serious. It’s my privilege to pray with you and for others.

If you have prayer requests for yourself or for someone else, please feel free to let me know. You can contact me via WordPress, Twitter, Email or Facebook .

If you need ongoing support through a tough time or help with spiritual concerns, feel free to contact me anytime.

Blessings and Peace,

Barbara J Couch, MDiv.

Making A Decision, Oh My!

Making decisions can be difficult at times. For some making small decisions can be easier than dealing with making the larger ones and for others it’s visa versa. So what does one do?

Well, you could decide not to make a decision on the larger things or the smaller things but remember there will be a consequence no matter what. Your participation in the decision making process will be directly linked to the consequence of making that decision or leaving it unmade.

One way or the other at some point you have to decide about something. The good news is that you can make a decision. Even though you have made mistakes in the past regarding decisions, you can learn from that process and make a better decision today.

Here are some pointers on how to make the best decision for yourself. Go to God in prayer asking for the Holy Spirit to lead you in the right direction. Locate Scripture that speak to the situation you are dealing with. Weigh the pros and cons. Reflect on what the evidence has told you about the situation. Seek counsel from a trusted informed source. Don’t make a decision out of your emotional place. Decide.

I hope this little conversation was helpful to you.

If you’re in need of spiritual support, please feel free to contact me at the email address below for more information.

Blessings and Peace,

Barbara J Couch, MDiv.


Today’s Meditation

​Do not love or cherish the world or the things that are in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world–the lust of the flesh [craving for sensual gratification] and the lust of the eyes [greedy longings of the mind] and the pride of life [assurance in one’s own resources or in the stability of earthly things]–these do not come from the Father but are from the world [itself].

1 John 2:15‭-‬16 AMPC

Reflection: At times it is not easy to be about spiritual Godly things from above rather than the things of this world but I have found that when my thoughts and actions are led by the Holy Spirit, life is much sweeter, more joyful and I am full of graditude for God’s love, grace and mercy no matter what my circumstance might be. Praise God.

Blessings & Peace,

Barbara J Couch, MDiv.

Today’s Meditation

Now the mind of the flesh [which is sense and reason without the Holy Spirit] is death [death that comprises all the miseries arising from sin, both here and hereafter]. But the mind of the [Holy] Spirit is life and [soul] peace [both now and forever]. [That is] because the mind of the flesh [with its carnal thoughts and purposes] is hostile to God, for it does not submit itself to God’s Law; indeed it cannot. So then those who are living the life of the flesh [catering to the appetites and impulses of their carnal nature] cannot please or satisfy God, or be acceptable to Him.

Romans 8:6‭-‬8 (AMPC)