Jesus came to pardon our sins. But He also came to heal the brokenhearted so we can walk in freedom.  

Freedom from pain, guilt, shame, sin, and condemnation. By His wounds we are healed. 

May God continue to bless us on the path to complete restoration and healing in Him.  

Browsing Archive: September, 2011

Suffer Well

Posted by Kristina Croft on Thursday, September 29, 2011,

Suffer Well

I have not suffered well. To explain this, we must look to the Word of God and unleash the meaning of what the Apostle Paul was writing to the church at Philippi…

“Only let your conduct be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of your affairs, that you stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel, and not in any way terrified by your adversaries, which is to them a proof of perditi...


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Pure Romance

Posted by Kristina Croft on Monday, September 26, 2011,

I don’t know why I’m so naïve. I guess I still, for some reason, think there’s good in the world. But yet again, I found myself disgusted and confused this weekend. A “friend” of mine on Facebook (a woman I knew through high school and college) recently posted that she had become a consultant for a company called “Pure Romance.” Much like someone who sells candles or make-up; hosting parties in people’s homes. Several other “friends” commented on her post, saying how much...


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The Wound

Posted by Kristina Croft on Saturday, September 24, 2011,

It was a day I will not soon forget. I remember the horror that rushed over me as I heard my husband’s voice on the phone.  “Savanna was bitten in the face by a dog. I don’t know how bad it is.” As I frantically grabbed my son and raced over to his aunt’s house down the street, my heart was pounding so hard I could feel it in my ears. What would I find when I arrived? Is she going to survive this? Would her face be mangled? How could this happen? Where were the grown-ups? Why wasn...


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One Track Mind

Posted by Kristina Croft on Friday, September 23, 2011,

I find more and more that I struggle with a one track mind. Something happens in my life and I focus so much on that one thing that I lose focus of the Lord. Whether it’s my kids, my house, my marriage, my restoration, my ministry, my health, whatever… I often allow my circumstances to distract me from my worship. I’m not saying any of these things are bad; raising my children, keeping up our home, working diligently on my marriage, praying for restoration, serving in ministry, staying ...


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Daddy, Can I Pleeeaaasssseee Marry Him??

Posted by Kristina Croft on Wednesday, September 21, 2011,

Daddy, can I pleeeeaaaseee marry him??

 

It was like they wrote the book about her. My daughter, Savanna. She’s only four, but she has tapped into her God-given desires like no one I’ve ever known. In Stasi Eldgredge’s book, Captivating, she talks about three core things every woman desires… to be romanced, to play an irreplaceable role in a heroic adventure, and to have beauty to unveil. Savanna is the epitome of captivating.

She is fascinated with the idea of being in love. Bein...


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Pornography Warps Your Mind

Posted by Kristina Croft on Tuesday, September 20, 2011,

Luke Gilkerson of www.CovenantEyes.comwrote a series of articles about the 5 proven ways pornography warps your mind. I thought they were very profound and wanted to share his findings with you...

Finding #5: Watching Porn Makes Us Want to Watch More Porn<?

As Solomon said, sex is intoxicating (Song of Songs 1:4). To his students he wrote, “Rejoice in the wife of your youth…be intoxicated always in her love,” but do not get drunk on the embrace of a forbidden woman (Proverbs 5:18-20)....


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Humble Pie

Posted by Kristina Croft on Tuesday, September 20, 2011,



By: Gavin

We have been fighting this thing for a little while now and I know how difficult it is. I know the ups and downs that you experience. I know some days you are walking on sunshine and the next day you are deep in the pit. It sucks. It sucks that you did this to yourself but it sucks even more that you did this to her. She wasn't expecting this when she married you; she was expecting so much more. She was expecting a prince or the suave romantic like in all the movies. And maybe you co...


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Redeemed Accountability

Posted by Kristina Croft on Monday, September 19, 2011,

Jesus teaches accountability in Scripture, not to bring punishment, shame, or guilt, but to uplift grace and bring glory to the Father. God’s grace is about honor and freedom, not bondage. Grace is unmerited and inspiring. It’s compassionate and merciful, not condemning. How can accountability be anything less than that? Too often we allow Satan to distort our view of accountability with God and others. In reality, it is the fertile soil in which God grows our character...

Gavin and I rece...


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A Better Man than I am

Posted by Kristina Croft on Saturday, September 17, 2011,

It was early this morning, before the sun began to shine, and the faint light from my husband’s desk lamp shone into our bedroom. I saw him there, studying the Word of God. A sight I love to wake up to. As I lay there, our son (2 years old) sat up and started to crawl out of bed. He had been sick last night so we let him sleep with us so we could keep an eye on him. I told him, “Samuel, lay down.” And he looked at me with his big, sweet brown eyes and said, “I want to talk to Daddy....


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Dear Anonymous,

Posted by Kristina Croft on Wednesday, September 14, 2011,

Thank you for your recent contact message. I know it took a lot of courage for you to write to me. I wish you would have included your contact information so that I could communicate with your further in response to your thoughts. I can feel the pain in your words and it’s obvious that you have been greatly hurt by someone you love. I’m so sorry that your experience was not that of healing and restoration. I would love to try to offer assistance to you, to help you find healing for yourse...


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Slaying the Perverted Loves

Posted by Kristina Croft on Monday, September 12, 2011,

All love is not created equal. Agape love (Greek), the love of God, is unconditional. It surpasses all others and is supremely self-sacrificing. It reflects the limitless compassion of Jesus Christ who sacrificed His life as an atonement for our sins. Phileo love (Greek), also known as “brotherly love,” is love in action. It indicates an unselfish desire to express affection towards another person. It is divine in nature but lived out in human interaction. Ahabah love (Hebrew) is the love...


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Why Boundaries are Vital to Recovery and Why They're not Enough

Posted by Kristina Croft on Thursday, September 8, 2011,

I’ve often heard it said that the best defense is a great offense. That it’s better to be proactive than reactive. Whatever cliché you want to use, it’s almost universally understood that sitting on your hands is never an option when it comes to defeating an enemy.  I’ve been studying boundaries recently and have been ministering with several women concerning their husband’s boundaries or lack thereof.  Most women who have been wounded by sexual sin want to know what boundaries t...


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