Faith Chats

Experiencing His Presence

Pat Holland October 10 ,2017

Young twins were buckled in the back seat of their dad’s car. “Where are we going, Daddy?” came a little voice from the back seat. Wanting to seize a teachable moment and communicate at a level they would understand, the dad answered, “To God’s house.” “Wow!” both boys answered together. It was obvious they were

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Summer’s BFF

Pat Holland October 09 ,2017

If you live in the South, you know that Summer’s BFF is none other than the amazing, wonderful, awesome…not enough adjectives to describe it—the lowly, but vital–air conditioner. It’s cool wind is so refreshing. And this Summer, you didn’t have to live in the South for your BFF to be an air conditioner.   It was

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7 Benefits of Spirit Filled Living

Pat Holland April 10 ,2016

  Spirit filled living is living all of life empowered by God’s Spirit. It is a life empowered by Precious Holy Spirit. It’s more than trying harder or gaining the right information. It means we allow God’s power to flow through us giving us the desire and the power to do what pleases Him. (Philippians

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Praying Through Acts in 28 Days

Pat Holland January 30 ,2015
Is the fire of Pentecost burning in your heart?

February Prayer Focus Praying through the Book of Acts in 28 Days 1. For empowered witnessing. “We shall received power…and ye shall be witnesses” (Acts 1:8). 2. For a spirit of “one accord” to prevail among the churches. “When the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place”

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5 Reasons Why I am Thrilled That Pentecost is a Thing of the Past

Pat Holland June 05 ,2014

That’s right! I am thrilled, absolutely thrilled that Pentecost is a thing of the past. I could give you tons of reasons why I feel that way, but my post would be way too long, so I’ll just give you five reasons. Every time I think about the fact that Pentecost is a thing of the

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May the Fellowship Be With You

Pat Holland August 13 ,2013

Do you have a verse that thrills you and yet challenges you to your very core? 2 Corinthians 13:14 does that for me. NLT “May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.” Star Wars gave us the quote, “May the Force be

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Pictures of Holy Spirit

Pat Holland April 28 ,2013
Scripture gives us pictures of Holy Spirit so we can know Him better

Pictures of Holy Spirit? Let me explain. I am an official, picture-carrying member of the “Grandma Club.” Have been for years. I know I look much too young to be a member. LOL Nuff said!  I love being a grandma. I’ve had two of my grands this weekend. It was awesome! Ashlyn got sick–that was

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Purposeful Plan to Produce Fruitful Maturity

Pat Holland April 19 ,2013

Purposeful Plan to Produce Fruitful Maturity—not just maturity but fruitful maturity. My little grandson, Kayden is growing! And He is such a doll baby! I think he is going to look like his daddy. And Keira is turning into such a big girl! I still remember the overwhelming responsibility I felt when Jason was born.

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Growing Grass 101- Light

Pat Holland April 16 ,2013
Growing Grass 101- Light

Wayne and I love trees. When we built our home, we were careful to leave every tree possible on the lot. We wanted lots of trees and we got them! Huge live oaks, bay trees, I hate those huge rubbery leaves, loquat, fig, orange, lemon, pine, hickory and scraggly scrub oaks.   But what we

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Who’s He- The One in the Back Room- Experiencing Holy Spirit

Pat Holland April 09 ,2013

You might be surprised if you know me personally, because I’m so energetic and passionate, (that’s a nice way to say I’m loud and crazy)–but I was a very compliant child. I was content to stay home. I made mud cakes in a little muffin tin and baked them in the sun. I danced and

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An Extraordinary Little Girl in our School of Holy Spirit

Pat Holland March 07 ,2013

Extraordinary! NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope let’s us glimpse and enjoy extraordinary sights. But the sky isn’t the only place you find extraordinary examples of God’s creation! Let me tell you of an extraordinary little girl in our School of Holy Spirit. You never know when you’ll meet one, those extraordinary people disguised in the ordinary.

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Plug Into 220 Christian Living- Power

Pat Holland October 11 ,2012
Plug Into 220 Christian Living

Some of the beautiful old ante-bellum homes nestled under beautiful moss covered oak trees were wired to handle only 110 Volt (V) current? Some folks lived their whole lives with only 110 V. You can run all sorts of appliances with it… a hairdryer a vacuum cleaner lamps television. That’s right you can live your

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Watermelon Lickers or Watermelon Eaters- Change

Pat Holland May 24 ,2012

We were going to cook out with Kimberly (my daughter) and her family. She’s a great cook! (Does that get me invited over again soon?) I was excited to get with them because we’ve been on a book tour for several weeks. There’s just nothing like getting all those slobbery kisses from the grandbabies! I

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How to Help People Receive the Gift of Holy Spirit

Pat Holland April 16 ,2012
How to Help people receive the Gift of the Holy Spirit

It is important to recognize that every believer desperately needs precious Holy Spirit. He is the Gift that Jesus promised he would send when he ascended to the Father. We must remain committed to helping them receive all God has for them, so they can be what God has called them to be. Here is some information

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Holy Spirit…Our Personal Trainer

Pat Holland February 22 ,2012
Holy Spirit wants to be your personal trainer.

Have you ever thought of hiring a personal trainer? One hour of watching “The Biggest Loser” leaves me with mixed feeling on the subject. Obviously the benefits of a personal trainer are exponential for anyone determined to get physically fit.    Do you think having a personal spiritual trainer would benefit your people? That’s why

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Have You Had a DUI Since You Believed?- Dwell

Pat Holland January 24 ,2012
School bus. Don't forget to pray for teachers, students, children when you see a bright yellow school bus.

School bus. Don’t forget to pray for teachers, students, children and/or our educational system when you see a bright yellow school bus. A bus driver recently made the national news for his erratic and reckless driving. Children on the bus called their parents, who in turn called the police. He was issued a DUI, driving while under

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Should You Have a Personal Trainer?

Pat Holland January 18 ,2012
Do you need a personal trainer?

  A personal trainer! I’m not sure who is training whom in this picture! It looks as if the dog thinks he’s the trainer. Just look at that smile on his face.   Have you ever thought of hiring a personal trainer? One hour of watching “The Biggest Loser” leaves me with mixed feeling on

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7 Reasons Every Believer Should Be Filled with Holy Spirit

Pat Holland November 29 ,2011
Plug into 220 Christian living

  When I buy a product that comes with a power cord or a data card, I expect it to be in the box. If it’s not there, I take it back and exchange it for a box that has everything the manufacturer intended for the product to work as it was designed. I don’t

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