But if not,

O, to have the heart of these men! Looking at the last few moments of their life for all they knew, and willing to be engulfed in flames rather than give allegiance to whom it does not belong.
Of course God can step in and save at any moment… but does He still have your heart ‘if not’?
He is worthy… the Nebuchadnezzars of our day are not.


Colossians 2:18

Colossians 2:18 could be a confusing verse to us 2021 English speaking North Americans. It’s why a concordance is a great friend!
Let’s rewrite this verse looking up the original meaning of a few of those words that may trip us up in our trusty Strong’s Concordance. Swipe to see the process. Let me know what ya think! 😉

~ Shannon

Can you do it in Christ’s name?

Scripture has a way of cutting to the chase. It’s necessary many times when us humans enter that hazy valley of hard circumstance, to be shaken back to reality.

🤷‍♀️Did Christ die so I could do ‘that’?
🤷‍♀️Can I do ‘this’ in the name of the One who bought me with His blood.
🤷‍♀️Did Christ take God’s wrath on Himself for ‘this’?
🤷‍♀️Is what I’m choosing to do a glorification of His saving grace?

This is our encouragement for us who claim Christ:
‘Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.’ Col.3:23,24



Some good hard questions for y’all this week as we read through Colossians each day.
It’s getting harder to let what is preeminent in your life remain hidden. There really is a line being drawn these days and we are being forced to ask ourselves which side we are going to be on. Who/what is preeminent in your life? Who/what is preeminent in your home?
Be willing to wrestle this out honestly before God this week and ask Him to ‘let no one take you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.’ Col. 2:8
If He truly bought you with His blood, He deserves your allegiance in the highest and most honoured sense.
‘And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.’ Col.3:15-17


Mother’s Day 2021

Happy Mother’s Day to all! Many of you have met my mom and know she’s 💃💃💃! We are thankful for her… everyone is always surprised to hear about her transformation all those years ago.
For Mother’s Day I thought you may enjoy revisiting a bit of her story that she shared at the 2018 conference. It will very much encourage you, I’m sure!
Click HERE and scroll down to ‘Lois Dorey: Keeper of My Heart-How God Transformed My Home’.




Life looks really different than we ever thought it would right now. Haggai reminds us that our purpose hasn’t changed in all this, but we may have lost sight of it.
God continually calls us back to our foundation. He calls us back to finding our true purpose in Him and whatever He wants to do to bring Himself glory. That always results in us returning to build on His true and lasting foundation instead of working so crazy hard to fill our bags (which are full of holes) and fill our closets with clothes (which never warm us down to our soul).
No matter what your world may look like right now, return to your foundation and start building on THAT. Your foundation is Christ.
He invites you back to His foundation, His table.
Come. Eat, drink, and enjoy the oil poured out.