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Month: May 2018

I Give Up My Right by Roger

I Give Up My Right by Roger

Recently we received a distressing email from a couple we dearly love. As Gerri and I were discussing the situation, out of my mouth came, “Until she gives up the right to be angry, bitter and unforgiving, nothing is going to change.” I instantly knew this was a Holy Spirit thing and I knew that it was for me. I also knew the very situation it applied to in my own life. Although challenging and without feelings coming first, I asked…

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8 Practical Ways To Keep Your Heart Soft Towards God in Hard Seasons by Kris Vallotton

8 Practical Ways To Keep Your Heart Soft Towards God in Hard Seasons by Kris Vallotton

Have you ever gone through a hard time that lasted more than just a day or a week? Maybe you’ve been in the middle of a battle for a whole season, or perhaps even years. I know that these times can suck the life out of you, and leave you feeling dry, discouraged and alone. It can even feel like there’s no way out. When tough times turn to a tough life it can be easy to become disillusioned and…

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Don’t Be Hard to Help by Gerri

Don’t Be Hard to Help by Gerri

The other day I was in a meeting with our Ranch Acquisition Team. This team is made up of a number of professional people…our banker, our CPA, our realtor, a member of our Intercessory Prayer Team , Roger and myself. The meeting was quite productive and we were encouraged to see the Team come together having caught the vision of the Ranch Retreat and desiring to see the vision of PITFH come to pass. At one point in the meeting…

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God’s Presence – Treasured or Not – by Roger

God’s Presence – Treasured or Not – by Roger

In my opinion, the ultimate privilege a person has in this life is the opportunity to experience and enjoy God’s presence. Sadly, many people reject this privilege and reject God Himself. Just as sadly many born again Christians do not fully enjoy being a Child of God. By what measure, to what degree, and what depth of relationship do find ourselves satisfied with our position in the family of God and park there. Many times religion is a deterrent to…

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Honoring John Loren Sandford – James Goll

Honoring John Loren Sandford – James Goll

We have had the honor and privilege of being mentored over the years by the late John and Paula Sandford.  Paula passed away a number of years ago and John just recently went home to be with the Lord.  They were pioneers in the Inner Healing Movement and were instrumental in helping us find our way into active prayer ministry.  Our personal encounters with them were always a blessing and their prophetic words spoken became defining moments for us both.  Here is a note…

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What Would God Do? by John Wimber

What Would God Do? by John Wimber

We here at PITFH are asking this same question:  “What would God do if we gave Him the chance?”  What would happen if all churches and ministries who have a heart to seek and respond to God, would become supple in the hands of our loving Father?  It is a question that challenges us daily here at PITFH. Recently Father challenged us with a question He asked us to ask Him often:  “What does a Christian Retreat look like in…

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Explaining the Unexplainable – John Wimber

Explaining the Unexplainable – John Wimber

We are often asked here at PITFH to explain some of the stranger manifestations that occur in revival meetings.  We have approached this subject in other places, but recently while reading this book by the late John Wimber, we found the following explanation from his experiences in the early 1980’s when the Vineyard Movement experienced revival in their churches around the world.  Here is some of what John wrote on the subject: Explaining the Unexplainable  from The Way In is the…

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Decisions That Define Us – by David Crone

Decisions That Define Us – by David Crone

Decisions That Define Us © 2005 David B Crone The Mission Church, Vacaville, CA Used with Permission Places In The Father’s Heart – November 2010 Back in November 2010, we saw a copy of this article by David Crone.  We were so impressed by it, we asked for permission to republish it here.  These are some of the decisions that define THE MISSION in Vacaville, CA.  We pray that they will define PITFH as well.  Roger and Gerri “We’ve made…

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One Way Relationships by Roger

One Way Relationships by Roger

I know this may seem like old news coming from us, but hang in there for a minute! This is one way relationships with a new twist! Have you ever tried to love someone who didn’t love you back? How many of us have ridden or are currently riding this emotional roller coaster and tragedy? The ups and downs can take your breath away! Hopes shattered, disappointment, frustration, fear, low self-esteem, self-hatred, a what’s wrong with me attitude, lies and…

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God’s Presence – Treasured or Not – By Roger

God’s Presence – Treasured or Not – By Roger

In my opinion, the ultimate privilege a person has in this life is the opportunity to experience and enjoy God’s presence. Sadly, many people reject this privilege and reject God Himself. Just as sadly many born again Christians do not fully enjoy being a Child of God. By what measure, to what degree, and what depth of relationship do find ourselves satisfied with our position in the family of God and park there. Many times religion is a deterrent to…

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