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5 Performances by Passion You’ll Watch Over and Over Again

This week in our #faithful picks, we are highlighting those who are taking worship to another level. Passion is doing just that. We were binge-watching Passion’s live performance and it is truly moving when a crowd sings so loudly, and so passionately. You can just feel the Spirit of the Lord through the speakers! If […]

Gwen Smith

Healing begins when we hold tightly to the truth of God and allow the truth of God to hold tightly to us. | Gwen Smith Gwen Smith is a speaker, author, songwriter and worship leader who inspires women toward the heart of God through stories, songs, and Scripture. She has a defined ministry goal: to encourage […]

Bible Study Review: Discerning the Voice of God by Priscilla Shirer

God is the God of “right now.” He doesn’t want you sitting around regretting yesterday. Nor does He want you wringing your hands and worrying about the future. He wants you focusing on what He is saying to you and putting in front of you … right now. I think so many Christians want great […]

10 Powerful Sermons by Faith Builders

May God remind us daily—no matter what kind of obstacles we face—that we are loved and empowered by the One who brought the universe into existence with the mere sound of His voice. Nothing is impossible for Him. | Beth Moore During the Lenten season, we hope you are finding reflection and meditation within God’s […]

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Dolly Parton

I always ask God to work through me and let me be a light of some kind and help in this world, so I always pray for that, and I always want to do good. – Dolly Parton The most honored female country performer of all time, Dolly Parton has nine Grammy Awards, two Academy Award nominations, ten Country Music […]

Dr. Jenny Eaton Dyer

“Bettering the human condition is the greatest good any individual can ever achieve.” — Thomas F. Frist, Sr., M.D. (1910-1998)   This week, the team here wanted to introduce you to a faith builder who is pursuing a noble passion, making an impact on global health and sustainability. Dr. Jenny Eaton Dyer is currently the […]

10 Thought-Provoking Quotes on Prayer

Prayer is everything. It’s our solace, our joy, and most importantly, our connection with the Lord. However you pray, He is always listening. We hope these words of wisdom inspire your prayer life! Share them with those who need a reminder of the importance of prayer.   The more you pray, the less you’ll panic. The […]

Safe Places And Other Modern Myths Miafede All Things Faithful

Safe Places And Other Modern Myths by Miafede

Miafede chronicles the thoughts of a traveler in this faith journey with brothers and sisters who believe we are not alone and seek a closer union with God and each other. “You will not be afraid of the terror by night, or of the arrow that flies by day; of the pestilence that stalks in darkness, […]

The Philadelphia Eagles

“This verse has brought so much meaning to my heart and in my life,” he says, later adding, “Everyone feels weak at some time in our lives, but we have to realize when we’re going through that, God’s shaping our hearts and allowing us to grow to become who he created us truly to be.” […]

Whisper: How To Hear The Voice Of God by Mark Batterson

“When someone speaks in a whisper, you have to get very close to hear. In fact, you have to put your ear near the person’s mouth. We lean toward a whisper, and that’s what God wants. The goal of hearing the heavenly Father’s voice isn’t just hearing His voice; it’s intimacy with Him.” We are […]

Local Austin Trails Perfect for Prayer and Mediation

During our interview with Alan Graham of Mobile Loaves and Fishes, we were struck by something he said about his prayer life: that it occurred outside, hiking. He mentioned,  “I love my hikes early in the mornings and there’s prayer time going on there. But most often I can be in prayer and then the […]

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Thoughtful Things: February 2nd-8th

A week can fly by in the blink of an eye, and, if you’re like us and are subscribed to a gazillion devotionals, you can miss a few. Each week we will bring you a list of 7 stand-out devotionals and thought pieces from authors across the internet that brought a unique and important message […]

Valentines by Judy Knotts, Austin Texas faith writer

Valentines by Judy Knotts

    On Saturday afternoon, I gently rock my four-month-old grandson and together we watch his two-year-old sister build a castle with blocks. Time stands still as I absorb the sweet smell of baby, the downy fluff atop his head, and her precise attention to balancing block upon block. Love flows unbidden. I feel my […]

31 Days Of Prayer For The Dreamer and The Doer

31 Day Prayer Challenge for The Dreamer And The Doer

We hear it all the time. The pep talks. The motivation to go out there and make our dreams come true. We hustle, we succeed, we cry, we rejoice, we fail, we dream, we do. The life of a dreamer can look so inspiring and so beautiful and so full of adventure. And it is. […]

Mark Batterson

  Embrace relational uncertainty. It’s called romance. Embrace spiritual uncertainty. It’s called mystery. Embrace occupational uncertainty. It’s called destiny. Embrace emotional uncertainty. It’s called joy. Embrace intellectual uncertainty. It’s called revelation.   We have featured Draw the Circle: 40-Day Prayer Challenge by Mark Batterson, a book that is never far from our side, and Play […]

Unshakeable by Christine Caine

“God wants you to live on Mission. On Point. Fulfilling all that He has called you to do. So as we journey through this daily devotional together, it is my prayer that your faith grows bigger than any storm you encounter. That your faith grows bigger than any fear shaking your world. That you grow […]

Talaya Frazier, The Founder and Director of CC4C

CC4C is an Austin-based nonprofit that provides children with rare or undiagnosed conditions and their families in the Central Texas area with resources to help meet the child’s medical needs not covered by insurance or other financial assistance. Through community building, CC4C uplifts these children to bring joy and inspiration to their lives and gives […]

Dr. Phillip Kemp, the founder of Hope Smiles

Hope Smiles is a groundbreaking dental care and community development organization based in Nashville, Tennessee, providing emergency and comprehensive dental services in underserved communities locally, domestically, and internationally. The organization serves the uninsured, unemployed, oppressed, forgotten, and marginalized to not only rebuild teeth, but offer hope, love, and community.  Hope Smiles is led by an […]

bottom of the barrel by judy knotts

Bottom Of The Barrel

Guest Post by Judy Knotts This was dropped in my lap as I cruised along in my newly leased upscale, all powerful, shiny vehicle that knows more than I do. The radio was doing its thing in the background. It was just white noise until these words leaped out at me— “You will find God […]

Steven Lavaggi: The Artist of Hope

This week, illuminare continues to give others hope and inspiration by promoting faith builders  who are following their calling with action to help others around the world. Internationally acclaimed as the “Artist of Hope”, Steven Lavaggi is known for his imaginative, original paintings and grand scale murals, as well as his home decor and jewelry […]

Pray For Me

Local Austinite Judy Knotts, a self-described seeker, dreamer, and doer, lists some of her passions as: Noticing goodness in others Challenging leaders to be considerate and ethical Inspiring others to use their talents Listening to innovative ideas and good music She is a mentor, writer, consultant, entrepreneur, and CEO. Judy is heavily committed to the […]