ReneCollins

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About Rene' Collins

I am a Christ follower, wife, mom, Bible teacher, and lover of the body of Christ. I especially love working with women. My desire is to see captives set free. Whether they are a lost soul or a suffering saint, I want women to understand the freedom that Christ died to give them according to Galatians 5:1. I also blog at renecollins66.wordpress.com where I write about things that God teaches me from His Word, along with reflections on family, friends, cooking and the abundant life He has called us to!

Are You Fruit-bearing or a Fruit Cake?

By | 2017-09-26T02:50:05+00:00 May 13th, 2016|Inspiration|

On May 1, my Pastor,  Dr. Stephen Anthony, preached a message for our graduating seniors. In his message from Philippians 3:12-17, he gave our seniors 3 tips from the apostle Paul. He told them to prepare to be faithful, prepare to be forgetful and to prepare to be fruitful. All of these points are applicable [...]

Shalom

By | 2016-05-10T01:32:57+00:00 May 11th, 2016|Inspiration|

Shalom. As we continue our series on The Fruit Of The Spirit  today I want to talk about a word that I was not familiar with until a few years ago.  I had heard it before and knew it was a Hebrew greeting but I had no idea of the richness in the full meaning of [...]

Christ’s Peace by Rene’ Collins

By | 2016-05-09T14:51:50+00:00 May 9th, 2016|Inspiration|

"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, PEACE, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,  gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law." Galatians 5:22 (ESV) This verse should have been featured to help introduce you to our new series on The Fruit of the Spirit. One of our newest Inspirers, Kimberly Fulgham, began our [...]

I Choose Joy (by Kimberly Fulgham)

By | 2016-05-04T19:40:23+00:00 May 6th, 2016|Inspiration|

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.” (Romans 15:13) May I just be transparent with you for a minute?  The topic of joy has been rather difficult for me recently.  Yes, I have meditated [...]

Pure Joy (by Kimberly Fulgham)

By | 2017-09-26T02:50:05+00:00 May 4th, 2016|Inspiration|

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance” (James 1:2-3) Really James!?! You want me to consider it pure joy in my trials!?!  This scripture is so often hard for me to get through my head.  James reminds us [...]

Joy Is For Today (by Kimberly Fulgham)

By | 2016-05-02T14:08:23+00:00 May 2nd, 2016|Inspiration|

“Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength” (Nehemiah 8:10) Joy, pure joy, comes from having an intimate connection with God.  We always want to connect joy with an emotion.  Why is that?  I think that our society does a terrible job relaying messages to us that joy comes from an [...]

Know Your Family’s Love Languages (by Kimberly Fulgham)

By | 2016-05-10T00:41:15+00:00 April 29th, 2016|Inspiration|

“Whoever does not care for his own relatives, especially his own family members, has turned against the faith and is worse than someone who does not believe in God.” (1 Timothy 5:8) It was a chaotic Thursday evening.  I was trying to help with homework, cook dinner, and avoid tripping over a hungry dog.  Neighborhood [...]

Physical Touch (by Kimberly Fulgham)

By | 2017-09-26T02:50:06+00:00 April 27th, 2016|Inspiration|

Read today's Inspiration from Kimberly Fulgham:   “And he took the children in his arms, put his hands on them and blessed them” (Mark 10:16)   Before you get all excited, I assure you that this is not about intimacy with your husband.  This is about a love language.   Tonight after Ava, my 7 [...]

Love Through A Touch (by Kimberly Fulgham)

By | 2016-05-10T00:43:05+00:00 April 25th, 2016|Inspiration|

My name is Kimberly Fulgham. I have been married for 15 years to my amazing husband, Shannon. We have three children Hunter, Makayla, and Ava. I am first and foremost a follower of Jesus Christ, although, that hasn't always been the case. Let me insert an * here that I have been saved since I [...]

Day Six: Ministry Trials And Perseverance

By | 2016-04-21T15:16:38+00:00 April 22nd, 2016|Inspiration|

Read Rhonda's final Inspiration on Trials:   “She refilled her pitcher, and in doing so, she was able to refresh everyone around her.”  Queenisms For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope. Romans [...]

Day 5: Trials And The Pastor’s Marriage (Rhonda Love)

By | 2017-09-26T02:50:06+00:00 April 20th, 2016|Inspiration|

Read today's Inspiration from Rhonda Love:  Under the pretense of planting flower bulbs hoping the neighbors wouldn’t notice I was on my knees crying out to God in desperation. Suffocating under the pressure of ministry problems I begged God to heal my broken heart that had been deserted by a church “friend”.  At times I [...]

Day Four: Ministry Trials and Restoration

By | 2017-09-26T02:50:06+00:00 April 18th, 2016|Inspiration|

Read today's Inspiration from Rhonda Love:  Holding hands around the bed of our beloved brother-in-law. We prayed, sang his favorite song, “Sweet Home Alabama” and celebrated his life during his eight days in hospice. The 2 ½ years prior had been a long journey of hospital visits, treatments and illness brought on by the treatment. [...]

Day Three: Trials And Loneliness

By | 2017-09-26T02:50:06+00:00 April 15th, 2016|Inspiration|

Read today's Inspriration from Rhonda Love: “Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.”  (1 Peter 5:8 NLT) Loneliness is an epidemic and ministry wives aren’t exempt from feeling alone and isolated. I believe “loneliness” is a trap the enemy uses [...]

Day Two: “Spiritual Offendectomy”

By | 2017-09-26T02:50:06+00:00 April 13th, 2016|Inspiration|

Read today's Inspiration from Rhonda Love: Day 2: Spiritual Offendectomy: Offenses & forgiveness Q: “How long have you served at this church?” A: “Twenty-four years!” The look of bewilderment owned the interviewer. Q: “Why The Face?” Was my question to them…   Track with me: it’s highly unlikely to serve the same church four years let [...]