Refreshing Faith ~ Connecting Hearts to God
Hi, I’m Debbie Wilson, a Christian life coach and Bible teacher with Lighthouse Ministries. Welcome to My Blog!
How many times have I longed to hear my story from Christ’s perspective? C. S. Lewis provided a glimpse of what that would be like in The Horse and His Boy.
Shasta, a poor, runaway boy, convinces himself he is the unluckiest boy in the world. Wandering through strange terrain on a horse he can’t steer affirms his belief—until Aslan, the great lion and Christ-figure, speaks.
Aslan fills in aspects of Shasta’s story that Shasta never knew. He shows Shasta how he, Aslan, has been with Shasta through every trial. He’d supervised every hardship and used them to shape Shasta for his glorious purpose.
The application applies today:
- Just as Aslan never left Shasta, so Jesus never leaves us.
- Just as Aslan chose Shasta for greatness, Jesus chose us for special roles in His story.
Sometimes we need to be reminded that God is for us, with us, and always has our eternal best in mind.
The mission of this blog is to remind you Jesus loves you and you can trust Him—even when circumstances say you can’t.
I invite you to join me every Tuesday as we grow in faith together.
May our time together—
- Renew your faith
- Leave you in awe that the God of the universe has invited you into His story
- Provide practical answers to your life questions
- Inspire you into a deeper love for and trust in Jesus
My first year out of college, my director taught me a way to study the Bible that transformed my time with God—and my life. You can enjoy this tool. My e-book, How to Get a Personal Word from God, is my free gift to you when you subscribe to my blog.
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This and That
My husband, Larry Wilson, lassoed my heart at a summer project in Colorado when we were on staff with the high school ministry of Cru (then called Campus Crusade for Christ). Together we co-founded Lighthouse Ministries of Raleigh, NC in 1991 where I served as a biblical counselor and Bible teacher for 24 years. My ministry has turned to speaking, teaching, coaching, and writing.
Our two grown children are our best friends. Our two standard poodles add a dash of affection and fun and have been know to inspire some blogs. Beauty—whether from nature, fresh flowers, art, or interior design energize me. Dark chocolate and I have a love-hate relationship. And when the air is sweet, I dream of Narnia.
Below are some posts I think you will enjoy:
- Are There Many Ways to God?
- 5 Tips for Dealing with Doubt
- What’s the Difference between Being Productive and Bearing Fruit?
- How to Stop Being So Hard on Yourself
- 7 Tips to Greater Intimacy in Marriage
My twenty-four years spent working as a biblical counselor showed me God’s principles work when they are understood and applied. I wrote Give Yourself a Break: Discover the Secrets to God’s Rest and Little Women, Big God: It’s not the size of your problems but the size of your God to help people experience God’s solutions and presence in issues that are common to us all.
I am a member of the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association. I received a B.S. in Nutrition from Georgia Southern University and served on the staff of the high school ministry (Student Venture) of Campus Crusade for Christ (CRU) in Boston, Indianapolis, Oklahoma City, and Orange County, California. I earned a Certificate in Biblical Studies at The International School of Theology in San Bernardino, California and studied biblical counseling at Scope Ministries in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
It has been a pleasure to serve the local churches I’ve been a part of through teaching and leadership. Larry and I participated with Scope Ministries at Billy Graham’s conferences for itinerant evangelists, “Amsterdam ’86” and “Amsterdam 2000.” I also served on the steering committee for Anne Graham Lotz’s conference in Raleigh, “Just Give Me Jesus.” I also completed Dan Miller’s 48 Days Facilitator Certification Program, the SCORE speakers training, and am a member of Jerry Jenkins Writing Guild.
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