Thursday, October 31, 2013

Seeking God's Presence

Earlier this week, I prayed with a young woman who was feeling like she had loss the Presence of God in her life. We talked and prayed, but I didn't feel like I had any viable suggestions until later, so I sent her this message: "In the next day or so after we spoke and prayed, I felt like there were a couple of other things that might help you feel closer to the Lord. • Spiritual disciplines (especially prayer and Bible reading) are always the first thing everyone mentions because so few are faithful with them (including myself). I’m so glad to know you are going forward with regular prayer and Bible reading, which enables us as Christians to stand our ground. Just like it says in Revelation 13: 10b (which speaks of a time during the Great Tribulation, but also applies to today), “Meanwhile God’s holy people passionately and faithfully stand their ground.” (The Message) You are doing well by standing firm in these disciplines. • One thing that has helped me to grow closer to God has been more repentance. At a very crucial moment in my life, I was overwhelmed with tears (hours of them) and the only way I was able to stop was asking God to forgive me for whatever it was. It was several years before I even knew what I had been repenting for. But that moment of repentance opened the door for layers and layers of healing that’s happened since. It might be that you have nothing to repent – but asking God to show you can open a door to His Presence. Sylvia Gunter’s ‘Prayer Portions’ might help you work through some areas of repentance and forgiveness. (I don’t know about you, but sometimes I have a hard time getting started.) Consider each question – maybe one or two a day, and search your soul for any way you might have agreed with evil, and ask God to forgive and redirect you. (“See if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me into life everlasting.” – Psalm 139:24) • Others have testified that at times it seems like the Lord hides himself in order that we will seek Him more diligently. Whether or not that’s the case here, this is definitely a time to establish and develop more trust in God. He is there – He is active – He is for you, not against you. * I believe the spiritual warfare you need to do involves prophecying to yourself. Tell yourself, like the psalmist, “Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.” Psalm 42:5. Speak the Scriptures out loud to yourself. • And finally, a quote from Mike Bickle (International House of Prayer): “The small prayers of weak and broken people move the heart of God.” Even if you're 'not feeling it'. Sylvia Gunter's devotional 'Seeking God' is at this link:

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Pierre Aglow Home Meeting, Saturday, August 24, 6:30 pm

Pierre Aglow Home Meeting
Saturday, August 24, 6:30 pm, 1917 Flag Mountain Drive, Pierre, SD
Please bring a snack to share.

Speaker:  Reverend Dorothy Kluck
Dorothy Kluck is called to wake up and build God’s people. Many have been healed and delivered from fear and anxiety as she shares her testimony of how the power of God touched her life.

Dorothy is a licensed and ordained minister, serving in the office of an Evangelist (Ephesians 4:11). She formerly served as a Wisconsin Aglow state prayer coordinator. Dorothy and her intercessor, Lou Johnson, will travel from eastern South Dakota to minister at our August Aglow meetings.

“Whom the Son sets free is free indeed.” – John 8:36

“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” – Ephesians 2:10

Aglow International ( is a trans-denominational Christian women’s organization that emphasizes prayer and outreach with the Gospel.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Pierre Aglow 2013 Retreat:with Patricia Harrington: "On Earth As It Is In Heaven"

2013 Pierre Aglow Retreat
Friday, June 21 and Saturday, June 22, 2013

On Earth As It Is in Heaven!

6 He raised us up with Him and seated us in the heavenly realms with our beloved Jesus the Anointed, the Liberating King. 7 He did this for a reason: so that for all eternity we will stand as a living testimony to the incredible riches of His grace and kindness that He freely gives to us by uniting us with Jesus the Anointed. – Ephesians 2:6-7 (The Voice)

Guest Speaker: Patricia Harrington

Patricia Harrington grew up near Tuthill, SD, and has lived in Aberdeen, and Geddes, SD, and Albuquerque, NM. She now resides in San Marcos, TX where she is an ordained minister, and worship leader and pastoral assistant at PowerHouse Christian Center. Patricia will minister under the anointing of the Holy Spirit to bring healing and freedom, releasing us into ‘heavenly realms with our beloved Jesus’.

New Life Worship Team and Hosanna Dance will also minister

Friday, June 21, 2013, 7:00 pm (Registration 6:30-7 pm)
Saturday, June 22, 2013, 9:30 am–12 noon (Registration 9-9:30 am)
Saturday, June 22, 2013, 7:00 pm

Location: New Life Assembly of God, 1120 N. Harrison, Pierre, SD.

Men and women are welcome; need not be affiliated with Aglow to attend.
No registration fee – offerings will be received. 
Please leave a message for DeAnn at 605-224-2027 or  for more information or to arrange for childcare.


Camping In and Near Pierre

Oahe Downstream Recreation Area (Park Entrance Fee Required)
20439 Marina Loop Road
Ft. Pierre, SD 57532

(5 miles north of Ft. Pierre on Hwy 1806, on the south side of Oahe Dam)

Reservations: 1.800.710.2267

Campsites $18; Camping Cabins $37

Farm Island Recreation Area (Park Entrance Fee Required)
1301 Farm Island Road
Pierre, SD 57501

(4 miles east of Pierre on Highway 34 – probably will be warm enough to swim at Farm Island)

Reservations: 1.800.710.2267
Campsites $18; Camping Cabins $37

Griffin Park Tent and RV Camping
(south of St. Mary’s Hospital, near Downs’ Marina)

$15 per night, 5 day limit
First come, first served


Oahe YMCA/Pierre Aquatic Center

LaFramboise Island Nature Area

Farm Island Recreation Area

Cow Creek Recreation Area

Okobojo Point Recreation Area

Spring Creek Recreation Area

South Dakota State Capitol

The Cultural Heritage Center

SD Discovery Center and Aquarium

Oahe Dam and Visitor Center

Trail system connects Farm Island, the city of Pierre, LaFramboise Island, and Oahe Downstream.


Sunday, May 5, 2013

From Glory to Glory - 2013

It's been almost a year since I posted! Pierre Aglow has continued with prison ministry in two different venues each month, with occasional local meetings included in the mix.

January 2013 brought Karen and Steve Nelson from Elkton, SD, who ministered with us a the prison and at a local meeting held in our home. This is a visual interpretation Karen created around the concepts in the Beatitudes.

In February 2013, the team 'Sounds of Grace' from around Olivet, SD, presented a sketch developed from Katie Souza's series on "The Key to Your Expected End".They also presented copies of Katie Souza's book to prison inmates. The team ministered effectively at a local meeting as well.

In March 2013, Pastor Brad Gienger from Seventh Day Adventist Church in Pierre, SD, ministered with Aglow at the prison. It was an awesome and fulfilling time of worship and the Word.

April 2013 brought Jeff and Autumn Mann from James River Church in Huron, SD, who presented a 3-part Healing Retreat last weekend. Simultaneously, Colleen and Ivan Venner ministered in worship and word at the other unit.

And here we are with May 2013!  Kathryn (Kit Murray) will minister with an abbreviated Aglow team (limited by conflicting graduation engagements), but I know it will be powerful!