Catholic Convert, Speaker, Evangelist

Coming Clean by Barbara Heil

I had taken my granddaughter for a walk near the creek on our farm. As we stepped out into the clearing, she got irritated and didn't want to walk another step! Something was "prickling" her, she said! I turned to take a closer look and found that she was covered top to bottom with burrs. Seeds hidden in prickles that burrow in and catch a ride to be sown far and wide. Sometimes, in the journey, things begin to attach themselves to us without us even realizing it. We start to carry a bunch of "stuff", not knowing that our irritations, anxieties, frustrations and lack of motivation can be the "prickles" from the burrs we've accumulated along the way. It's time to ask the Holy Spirit again to cleanse us. Some things have been so entrenched in our minds and spirits that we don't even see the need to be free of them! But, oh, how they scratch at us, distract us, and slow us down. Let this be the beginning of a new season of grace, of holiness. Of purity. Of allowing the Lord to so thoroughly cleanse our lives, to free us from what entangles us, that we can run free! Not just for Him, but TO Him!

 

 

Forward

By Barbara Heil | Feb 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Have you been tempted to slow down or even put your journey of perfect obedience on hold because someone doesn’t understand or accept your call and purpose? Jesus was mourning over Jerusalem because she would not allow Him to gather her to Himself, but even so He determined to press on, “today, tomorrow and the…

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Loving His Will

By Barbara Heil | Feb 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

It’s not merely doing holy things that produces holiness! It’s simply trusting a Holy God! Do you realize that God is not only nearer than you are to yourself, but that He also knows you better than you know yourself? And He loves you better than you love yourself! When I accept this, I begin…

Read More

Just do it

By Barbara Heil | Feb 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Why are you seeking more knowledge? It’s not mere knowledge you need, but the “knowing” that comes from have done the thing! Fulfillment will ONLY be found in taking the risk of following where He has already called you. Maybe it is not another revelation, or more education, or edification, that you need. But courage…

Read More

What’s on your mind?

By Barbara Heil | Feb 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

  What’s on your mind? Your ability to discern what God is saying, the way God is moving, and where He is calling you to follow Him, is the most important Gift the Holy Spirit can give you! Many are sleep walking, or confused! Where have your thoughts been? What has preoccupied your heart and…

Read More

Seek the Kingdom

By Barbara Heil | Feb 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Have you been asking for something you don’t need? Sometimes we fall into the trap of praying for more when we didn’t manage less! It’s not about what you dont have, it’s about where you put your priorities and what you focus on. Too many of us are scattered across too many things and not…

Read More

Time for refocus!

By Barbara Heil | Feb 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Remember, the enemy can’t destroy your purpose! He can only attempt to distract you to try and steer you off course! One of his main tactics is to get you to focus on the negative, on the storms, so that you forget to contemplate on the GREATNESS of God! It’s not obstacles that keep us…

Read More

Let it go!

By Barbara Heil | Jun 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Whoever they are and whatever they did, it’s not worth it to allow your history to abort your destiny! If you keep taking in offense, it will damage your attitude, and the person God desires you to be will continue to corrode from the toxicity of the buildup of the things that have happened to…

Read More

I believe in the Holy Spirit!

By Barbara Heil | Jun 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

  The following are notes from a recent Seminar on the Holy Spirit: Holy Spirit There are few things more misunderstood than the baptism of the Holy Spirit and the accompanying gifts. Many have gone through their church’s sacraments and teachings and think that’s all there is to their religious experience.  Because for some, so…

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The Notebook

By Barbara Heil | Feb 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Not too long ago I was given a simple spiral notebook by a very good friend. It was given to me to journal my thoughts during Lent. When the day came for me to open the notebook and begin my entries, I was amazed that this person had taken the time and energy to label…

Read More

My Sheep Know My Voice

By Barbara Heil | Jan 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

One Spring I went to visit a rancher who wanted to show me his new lambs. After we inspected the new lambs, we went to see part of his larger herd of sheep. I was fascinated as the rancher whistled and I watched every head perk up at attention. Then simultaneously they began moving toward…

Read More

Forward

By Barbara Heil | Feb 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Have you been tempted to slow down or even put your journey of perfect obedience on hold because someone doesn’t understand or accept your call and purpose? Jesus was mourning over Jerusalem because she would not allow Him to gather her to Himself, but even so He determined to press on, “today, tomorrow and the…

Read More

Loving His Will

By Barbara Heil | Feb 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

It’s not merely doing holy things that produces holiness! It’s simply trusting a Holy God! Do you realize that God is not only nearer than you are to yourself, but that He also knows you better than you know yourself? And He loves you better than you love yourself! When I accept this, I begin…

Read More

Just do it

By Barbara Heil | Feb 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Why are you seeking more knowledge? It’s not mere knowledge you need, but the “knowing” that comes from have done the thing! Fulfillment will ONLY be found in taking the risk of following where He has already called you. Maybe it is not another revelation, or more education, or edification, that you need. But courage…

Read More

What’s on your mind?

By Barbara Heil | Feb 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

  What’s on your mind? Your ability to discern what God is saying, the way God is moving, and where He is calling you to follow Him, is the most important Gift the Holy Spirit can give you! Many are sleep walking, or confused! Where have your thoughts been? What has preoccupied your heart and…

Read More

Seek the Kingdom

By Barbara Heil | Feb 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Have you been asking for something you don’t need? Sometimes we fall into the trap of praying for more when we didn’t manage less! It’s not about what you dont have, it’s about where you put your priorities and what you focus on. Too many of us are scattered across too many things and not…

Read More

Time for refocus!

By Barbara Heil | Feb 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Remember, the enemy can’t destroy your purpose! He can only attempt to distract you to try and steer you off course! One of his main tactics is to get you to focus on the negative, on the storms, so that you forget to contemplate on the GREATNESS of God! It’s not obstacles that keep us…

Read More

Let it go!

By Barbara Heil | Jun 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Whoever they are and whatever they did, it’s not worth it to allow your history to abort your destiny! If you keep taking in offense, it will damage your attitude, and the person God desires you to be will continue to corrode from the toxicity of the buildup of the things that have happened to…

Read More

I believe in the Holy Spirit!

By Barbara Heil | Jun 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

  The following are notes from a recent Seminar on the Holy Spirit: Holy Spirit There are few things more misunderstood than the baptism of the Holy Spirit and the accompanying gifts. Many have gone through their church’s sacraments and teachings and think that’s all there is to their religious experience.  Because for some, so…

Read More

The Notebook

By Barbara Heil | Feb 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Not too long ago I was given a simple spiral notebook by a very good friend. It was given to me to journal my thoughts during Lent. When the day came for me to open the notebook and begin my entries, I was amazed that this person had taken the time and energy to label…

Read More

My Sheep Know My Voice

By Barbara Heil | Jan 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

One Spring I went to visit a rancher who wanted to show me his new lambs. After we inspected the new lambs, we went to see part of his larger herd of sheep. I was fascinated as the rancher whistled and I watched every head perk up at attention. Then simultaneously they began moving toward…

Read More