Leilani Haywood Articles

IHOP Hosts Final OneThing Conference, Shares What’s Next

After 19 years of hosting one of the largest young adult gatherings in the world, the International House of Prayer...
The Sad Reason Most Christians Won’t Say This Prayer

The Sad Reason Most Christians Won’t Say This Prayer

At 10:30 p.m., I finally sat down on my bed, opened my Bible and asked God to speak to me from His Word. I had a full day of accomplishment. I worked out for an hour and made a new friend at Planet Fitness. I started drafting an e-mail newsletter and had an hour-long...

Frivolous Fights Christians Should Avoid

Frivolous Fights Christians Should Avoid

"What are the benefits of public school?" a person asked on Twitter.I answered, "You learn how to get along with people who are different from you."Instantly, without any notice, I was ambushed on Twitter by homeschoolers who thought I said '"home-schooling is...

Enlisting in Holy Spirit’s Special Operations Forces

Enlisting in Holy Spirit’s Special Operations Forces

An army of women is being mobilized by God to influence nations, demonstrate signs and wonders and confront the end-times demonic forces. Over 2,000 women from around the world gathered at the Unwavering: Anchored in Christ Gathering hosted by the International House...

Why This Spirit-Filled Realtor Is Giving All for Intercession

Why This Spirit-Filled Realtor Is Giving All for Intercession

After dabbling in real estate for four years, Diane Bickle took a step of obedience and founded Glad Heart Realty in 2001."I was surprised when the Lord suddenly called me to start my own real estate company," she says. Bickle's husband, Mike, is founder of the...

An Open Letter to the Women Who Marched

An Open Letter to the Women Who Marched

I applaud your exercise of your First-Amendment right to free speech. I thought of joining your cause and several of my friends marched with you. I had some friends who marched in Washington, D.C., another friend who marched in New York City, and a cousin, who marched...

This Worldly Deception Can Keep You Locked in Despair

This Worldly Deception Can Keep You Locked in Despair

Yesterday I was driving and asked my 18-year-old son, Alex, what he thought Jesus looked like. While he was thinking of an answer, I told him my thoughts. "I think Jesus is an unassuming, ordinary Arab or Jewish man. I don't see Jesus as a Hollywood glam hunk but...

Why Your Pastor Needs You to Stand in the Gap

Why Your Pastor Needs You to Stand in the Gap

My first pastor is in prison. My former pastor is no longer pastoring. My current pastor, Steve Gray, started at a small country church with a handful of people.I lived with my first pastor and his wife and watched as they dealt with a church split and the shut-down...

This Damage Is Rampant Among Christians

This Damage Is Rampant Among Christians

"Death and life are in the power of the tongue" (Prov. 18:21).Life and death come from our words, yet I hear so much crazy talk from Christians. Here are some  crazy, spiritually deranged statements I've heard Christians say to other Christians:"You must have sin...

When God Calls You Through a Prophet

When God Calls You Through a Prophet

"You there...young lady on the back row, stand up," the white-haired prophet from Florida commanded me. I looked around but my friends on both sides poked me. Reluctantly I stood up.I didn't know what a prophet was, or a prophecy. Everyone seemed excited about this...

What I Learned in 3 Dark Moments

What I Learned in 3 Dark Moments

I've been to three funerals this month and have been without air conditioning for almost two weeks during a heat wave in Kansas City. The funerals were for a 14-month-old boy, an elderly couple who ended their own lives and a 34-year-old man. The 14-month-old boy quit...

Why You Should Forgive Your Dad This Father’s Day

Why You Should Forgive Your Dad This Father’s Day

An invisible force pushed me to my knees and an audible voice spoke, "Forgive your father." I had walked into my dorm room after being at a campus ministry meeting where I declared my faith in Jesus. I had not talked to my biological father in several years."I forgive...

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