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Introducing Giving Light Moments featuring pearls of wisdom, experience, and passion from Giving Light’s own.

04 Giving Light Moments: The Heart of Worship

In this Giving Light Moments Video, we go on a journey with Brianna Stansfield, a Worship Leader at Giving Light Christian Fellowship, to discover the Heart of Worship. Through remembering her very first experiences in worship as a little girl, to her powerful moments as a Worship Leader today, she will lead you into fully experiencing the Presence of God, as His Beloved Son or Daughter.

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03 Giving Light Moments: Perseverance and Breakthrough

In this powerful and encouraging “Giving Light Moment”, Danny and Amanda Jones share with you from their own lives how to keep pressing through to your promise and to leave the old and familiar behind. The rewards are greater than the costs when you set your face like a flint to follow the Presence of God wherever He leads you.

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02 Giving Light Moments: Intimacy with God

In this video blog of our series, “Giving Light Moments,” Tracey Tressler shares her experiences on her journey into deeper Intimacy with God. Get excited, because deeper waters await you as you discover the unique ways God wants to relate to you. You, too can be encouraged to “Never let go of the One that loves you most..!”

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01 Giving Light Moments: Prophetic Intercession

In this first blog of our series, “Giving Light Moments,” our lead Intercessor, Loretta Kohr shares her experiences on her journey of learning how to pray and intercede prophetically with the Spirit of God. Be encouraged by her insight, passion, experiences, and understanding so that you, too can release your voice to Stand in the Gap where the Spirit of the Lord leads YOU! God is ready to meet with you to bring Heaven to Earth—will you meet Him?

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Shifting Out of a Religious Mindset

If you have ever driven a manual/stick shift vehicle you know the importance of shifting the gear at the right moment in time. If you stay driving in the incorrect gear it will literally damage the engine—the very source of movement. Your car begins to redline signifying SHIFT NOW, SHIFT NOW! If you don’t shift when necessary you literally get a good shaking up until you do shift.

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Seasons of Difficulty

It’s easy to judge a journey by the looks of it. It’s easy to be moved by what we see with our natural eyes, as opposed to trusting what is being built within. The problem with this, is that it is all too easy to be tossed about on the waves, reacting instead of responding by the leading of the Holy Spirit. Only God holds the whole picture—only He knows what is ahead.

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Guarding Your True Identity

In order to guard the soul one must maintain a proper identity. My first identity is realizing that I belong to Him; He is my Shepherd. If you are not aware that you are His and that He takes responsibility for you, your soul or mind can become overburdened when life gets to be more than you can handle.

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Yearning for Home

When I was 18 years old I was shipped off to the United States Navy. It was during the time of the Vietnam war, even though I never went to Vietnam. One of the things I discovered during this journey was that almost all military personnel have something in common—a yearning for home. At least for me I know that the saying is true that, “absence makes the heart grow fonder.”

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Heal Our Land

About a month ago, the Lord woke me out of sleep with a strong and clear message regarding the healing of our land. With daily reports of attack, assault, and prejudice rearing its ugly head, it is clear that our land is in need of healing. As human beings were formed from the dust of the earth and return then to it again, we must cry out for redemption both for our people and for our very land.

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40 Years – Dr. Melodye Hilton

Today Steven and I celebrate 40 years of marriage! I have never made a big hoopla on anniversaries but this one is a huge milestone within my heart. The goodness of God is remarkable when two baggage-carrying young people eloped having no clue what healthy...
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Justice: Our Seat of Commissioning

God continues to illuminate our minds concerning the remarkable mandate given to us to establish His purposes within our spheres of influence. What this means is being His voice, His hands, and demonstrating His heart of justice on behalf of hurting lives, struggling communities, and divided nations.

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Love Constrains

A few nights ago, an emotional dream drew me to consciousness from a deep sleep. My soul was entrenched in a sense of overwhelming love. I experienced an inner peace that flooded my mind in wonder. My inner man began to speak to me as my conscious mind was instructed...
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Riding the Wave of Momentum

Every leader has survived seasons of life when they have invested large amounts of energy with small rates of return. It is in those seasons that many grow discouraged…

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Never Say Never – Dr. Melodye Hilton

Human frailty causes us to view our lives through the lens of experience and limit vision to our present reality. Never would we crave our favorite food if we would not have first tasted it. We would never desire to do something without first hearing about the benefits it would provide.

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Languages of Impact – Dr. Melodye Hilton

The age old question of “Who am I?” continues to be uncharted territory even to the most cognizant. The depth of intelligence and the untapped treasure within continues to amaze and delight the most self-aware explorer.

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Shaken – Dr. Melodye Hilton

The story of our lives is written through the good and bad times, the triumphs and tragedies, along with every achievement or disappointment. None of us are exempt from facing difficulties, obstacles or the injustices of life. The enemy is a cold-hearted adversary coming to steal, kill, and destroy every person on the planet.

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Dominion Over Time – Dr. Melodye Hilton

The young often desire an acceleration of time impatiently waiting for the next exciting event. The older look back unable to believe how fast time has traveled. On Monday morning many cannot wait for Friday only to complain about how fast the weekend passed.

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Response-to-Ability by Dr. Melodye Hilton

It’s amazing the depth of abilities and potential the Creator has seeded into every individual! A hero of faith is not one who has not faced opposition but overcame it to accomplish great things for the good of humanity and the building of God’s Kingdom!

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Rejection is Protection – Dr. Melodye Hilton

The pain of rejection is not limited to a select few; it is intimately personal to all. The loss of relationship on both heart and social levels is heart-rending. We cry out for individuality and the freedom to be ourselves yet we were created to prosper within the bond of relationship. Our Daddy God designed us to be givers and receivers of love.

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Unlocking a Child’s Heart – Dr. Melodye Hilton

On the heels of Mother’s Day I began to ponder how blessed I am for the two children we raised and the three precious grandchildren we enjoy. I began to reflect on the things that really matter the most. For instance, the things that build strong and healthy emotions and empower a purpose-driven life.

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O Holy Night: Hope for the Nations

I love Christmas! I love the whole season. I love that moment on November 1st when people start packing up their ghoulish and dark décor and start unpacking the twinkle lights and ornaments and our part of the northeast begins to smell of spicy cinnamon and fresh pine.

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Fear Is Not My Master – Katie Stansfield

When I was around four-years-old, I remember one cool October night I was watching a VHS tape of 90s Christian music legend, Ron Kenoly with my dad. It is important to note that as a small child in a Christian, Jesus-loving home, I had never been exposed or taught the...
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Praying the Overflow – Katie Stansfield

Sometimes I read the Psalms and I get a little lost in them. My heart begins to wander beyond the words of the author on the page. I love the Psalms for their purity and the honesty in the struggle they often convey. They don’t always have rhyme or reason, but they do have a great deal of personality. You can connect with the language even if it isn’t yours.

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Run In – Katie Stansfield

Several years ago I had a vision of myself running furiously forward. I was running and I hit this soft wall that enveloped my body. I kept running forward into a presence that had so captured me that I knew in that moment that all my life I would refuse to stop running into it. It had become the motivation of everything that I was and the only response that I could give to this great presence that surrounded me was to run and to run and to run head on into it.

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As the Day – Joel Hilton

Worship is cultured in the heart, defined in our response, and expressed in many ways. The Psalmist Series is a collection of posts by worshipers dedicated to various and creative ways of expressing worship.

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Compelled by Purpose

This post features a portion of highlights from a power-packed message entitled, “Compelled by Purpose”. Dive deeper into its contents and receive further revelation by tuning in to this revelatory message
by Pastor Joel Hilton.

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Workbench – Press Into the Dirt

I kept on seeing this picture of a thumb pressing a seed into the dirt. There were three elements that I felt were being portrayed here: the seed, the thumb and the dirt. The seed represents who we are…

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Workbench – When Fear Disguises Itself as Experience

Fear will do anything to keep us from walking in the courage that we need to move forward into obedience to God. In this powerful message by Pastor Joel Hilton, discover these strategies along with practical steps to overcome fear & to walk in the power that God has meant for you.

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The Psalmist Series – Joel Hilton

I was recently given an assignment to begin journaling as a method of expanding myself in songwriting. I admit, I was not thrilled about this idea because, well, I hate journaling. But, out of obedience to the assignment giver I tried my best.

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Practical Christianity – Natasha Finney

My name is Natasha. I am from Colorado, which is where my love for the outdoors originated. I lived in Florida for three years and then ventured on up to Pennsylvania last September. Coffee is a must in my life along with a good book. If I were a superhero my arch nemesis would either be named routine or detail…

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Practical Christianity – Christmas Edition

In this special Christmas Edition, get an inside look at how three women see Christmas through the fun and lighthearted questions of the Practical Christianity series. How high is your Christmas spirit?

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Practical Christianity: Marriage Edition – Brent & Marsha Pedro

Hello, my name is Brent Pedro. I turned 39 years old in August. I was born and raised in Princess Town, Trinidad and I now live in New Grant, Trinidad. I have a wife named Marsha. I am a fun guy to be around, love people and love to make them happy.

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Practical Christianity – Sam Stoltzfus

Hello, my name is Sam. I am twenty-four years old and I was born in the beautiful county of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. I was born in the Amish community…

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Practical Christianity – EJ Forbes

Hello, my name is Irvin E.J. Forbes. I am 24 years old. I was born and raised in Frederick, MD, and I still live in Frederick, MD. I have a beautiful wife, Elizabeth, a daughter, Tirzah and we are expecting another beautiful girl soon.

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Practical Christianity: Marriage Edition – Larry & Laura Putney

Hello, my name is Laura Putney. I am 44 years old and have been married to Larry for almost 24 years. We have one son, Evan who will soon be 21 years old. Hi, my name is Lawrence B. Putney II. You can just call me Larry.

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Practical Christianity – Steven Hilton

Hello, my name is Steven Hilton. I turned 61 years of age on Feb. 10th. I was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri and now live in Millersburg, PA. My wife and I just celebrated our 39th anniversary in June. Together we have 2 children and 3 energetic grandchildren.

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Practical Christianity – Kevin Ikeda

Hello, my name is Kevin Ikeda. I turned 54 years old in June. I was born in Philadelphia and raised in King of Prussia, PA, lived 14 years in Upstate New York, and I now live in Fairfax, VA.

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Practical Christianity – Alaina Stansfield

Hi, I’m Alaina. I’m 20 years old from Millersburg, PA. I am the middle of five girls. I wish I could say I’m the crazy one but I think we’re all a little crazy.

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Practical Christianity – Mark Ham

Hello, my name is Mark Ham. I’m turning 50 again in August. I was born and raised in Michigan, lived in the DC area for a dozen years, and I now live in Pennsylvania, just across the line from Newark, DE and Elkton, MD…

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Practical Christianity – Shamone Lewin

Hola, my name is Shamone, but my buddy Maxwell calls me Monie. I will be a whopping 26 years old in October. I was born in the land flowing with reggae music and super-fast runners…

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Practical Christianity – Vard Gainor

Hello, my name is Vard Gainor. I am in my 60s and was born and raised in Michigan, and now reside in Hampden Township, Cumberland County PA.

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Practical Christianity – Rebecca Hilton

Hello, my name is Child of the One True King (aka: Rebecca Hilton). I was born in the wonderful month of September (September 4th to be exact. So, please remember that day! Gifts are always welcome!). I was born on Labor Day as my mother annually reminds me. I was born in Tulsa, OK and raised in Millersburg, PA.

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As the Day – Joel Hilton

Worship is cultured in the heart, defined in our response, and expressed in many ways. The Psalmist Series is a collection of posts by worshipers dedicated to various and creative ways of expressing worship.

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You Are Near – Joshua Yoder

When I sat down to write this psalm, I have to admit, I thought it was going to be a challenge. It was something different for me. But when I did, it just came flowing out of me and with that, a psalm was born.

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Capturing the Moment – Reneka Dews

What I love most about the Psalms is the authenticity of the moment captured in each verse. Chapter after chapter paints the emotion of the heart position of each author. It’s the realness of what the author conveys that draws us, because we too at times can feel the same way. The Psalms are relatable to us as a lover of God because we too have those moments when we express those emotions before the Lord.

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Praying the Overflow – Katie Stansfield

Sometimes I read the Psalms and I get a little lost in them. My heart begins to wander beyond the words of the author on the page. I love the Psalms for their purity and the honesty in the struggle they often convey. They don’t always have rhyme or reason, but they do have a great deal of personality. You can connect with the language even if it isn’t yours.

Read More / The Psalmist Series

The Psalmist Series – Joel Hilton

I was recently given an assignment to begin journaling as a method of expanding myself in songwriting. I admit, I was not thrilled about this idea because, well, I hate journaling. But, out of obedience to the assignment giver I tried my best.

Read More / The Psalmist Series

PARTNER BLOGS

WHO'S TEACHING THE BABIES?

Resources for parents and teachers that focus on teaching identity and purpose based on the Word of God.

INTERNATIONAL TRAINING CENTER

A blog dedicated to a leadership focus written by Dr. Melodye Hilton.