Posts by Terry Garner

Spread the Love

I was at a grocery store today where you must put a quarter in the slot to get a cart free from the chain. An elderly lady was pushing her cart to her car after shopping and 2 young ladies were walking into the store; she flagged them over, gave them her cart, refused to take […]

Open Arms

How many times will God forgive me? I used to ask this question a lot back in my early days of being saved. I felt like, “there is no way God is going to let this one go”. We all make mistakes, poor choices and at times, go further down the wrong path than we […]

Will Not Be…

Friends, this morning I want to share a powerful story about pressure, tension and apparent suffering. However, it turns out to be a story about so much more in the end. Martin Ralph DeHaan, most famous for being the editor of the monthly devotional guide, Our Daily Bread, tells the story of a simple piece […]

Invisible Presence

With my son’s 3rd birthday coming up next week, I have done a lot of reminiscing. One of my thoughts was of how my son’s birth ultimately saved my life. During my pregnancy, I developed symptoms that I would later find out were from a brain tumor. The hormones during pregnancy had made it grow […]

Not Crushed

Our new sermon series at church is called “Pressure Points”. Wow! Very powerful lessons because who doesn’t have daily pressures? Young working moms trying to juggle every aspect of life and thinking everything HAS to be perfect because what would people think? Oh I did that for many years. I called it the “supermom” syndrome […]


This past week I had the privilege of receiving a sermon from the front row of the church instead of sharing a sermon from the platform. My friend, Jerry, challenged our faith family during his message in the area of drawing closer to the Son, Jesus Christ. One of his primary points involved the illustration […]

Get Back Up

If you knew me personally, you would know I have been knocked down my share of times in life; either by my own doing or by something else in the world. There were times when I thought I could never get back up and push forward again, but I did! How did I do that you might ask? Sometimes, I wonder that myself and […]


We are called to keep our focus on Jesus, not our problems. Keeping focus is not always easy; in fact, at times, it’s impossible. A great example is my soon to be 3 year old grandson. If he is engulfed in his favorite cartoon or playing with his friends, I have to grab his attention […]

Faith Walk

Acts 16:6 says, “Paul and his companions traveled throughout the region of Phrygia and Galatia, having been kept by the Holy Spirit from preaching the word in the province of Asia.” Can you remember a time in your life when you KNOW that the Lord prevented you from going somewhere or doing something? Spoiler alert: In […]

Focus on the Above

“You must influence them; do not let them influence you!” (Jeremiah 15:19) If I said it once, I have said it a thousand times; we are always influenced by something or someone. It doesn’t matter if it is good or bad. The influence is there. That is why Paul says, “Do not conform to the pattern of this world […]

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