Conferences & Webinairs

Meet Mary L’Esperance and Larry Barnhill & Join us 5/16/13 for Orphan Spirit LIVE Webcast Part III

Mary Held

Mary L’Esperance Held is a passionate, ordained minister, and founder of InYourWake.net which is a teaching and impartation ministry to equip believers in sharing the word of God effectively with others. Mary loves life and people and travels extensively serving people and igniting a fire in them to be bold in God and serve the Kingdom of God with joy! Take the time to get to know Mary’s TOP BEST moments! She is truely making a mark.

What is the best advice you have ever received in life?

Aside from someone telling me why I needed Jesus, I would say the best advice I ever received was to learn to study the Word for myself and to learn to hear God’s voice for myself. There are many we can learn from, and God definitely uses others in our lives in a major way. But we can easily be led astray if we don’t know Truth for ourselves.

What is your hidden talent?
I’m not sure this talent is ‘hidden’ but it may not be know by those who are not in my day to day life. I am an extremely effective and joyful multi-tasker. I get very frustrated if I only have one thing to do at a time…LOL.

What is your best way to start the day?
Jesus, My Bible, worship music, My coffee. Nuff said.

What was the best day of your life?
Of course the best day of my life was January 31, 1999 when I surrendered my life to Jesus and made Him Lord of my life. Obviously nothing else even comes close. But beyond that, I have so many pivotal times in my walk with God that come to mind it seems impossible to pin one down as the “best”. So I’ll just stay that the “best” days are those days where God manifests His plans in my midst and I see many random things come together in to one strategic event. It’s then I see that even during the times when it seemed like He had forgotten about my prayers, He was actually working it all out behind the scenes the whole time.

Why is the world filled with orphaned hearted people who resent authority, trusting others, & developing intimacy w/God, themselves, and others?
The world is filled with orphaned hearted people because they have many wounds on the inside that need healing. Their view of God, themselves and others is skewed by their life events and experiences, conscious and subconscious. Those experiences create a false sense of truth, and they exchange the truth of God for a lie (Rom 1:25). But God is a mighty Healer and can get to the root, bringing substantial change in the fruit of our lives! I’m living proof!

How can a person begin to receive God’s love? What was your experience like?
We can begin to receive God’s love when we allow God to come in and heal us from the inside out. Often we don’t even love ourselves. If we believe the lie that we are unlovable, it can be next to impossible to receive love. BUT GOD! When we let him in to those deep recesses within us to teach us truth in our innermost parts, we will see Him for who He truly is, and see ourselves through His eyes. Then it’s easy to receive his love. This is how it happened for me.

Larry Barnhill

Deacon Larry is an ordained member of the clergy with the Anglican Church of North America serving God’s people in central Florida. Larry is married with 4 kids. Larry has traveled the world both as a son of military father, and then having spent time in the military himself.

Deacon Larry has long been involved with Christian Healing work having taught classes and seminars on the subject.  Larry is also a routine contributing author to the Order of St. Luke Christian healing organization’s magazine “Sharing”. Larry has also written a few books on Christian healing and living. Larry also ministers daily via his Facebook page: In His Footsteps.

Larry also does a weekly online radio broadcast dealing with different aspects of the Christian faith, Scripture, and Christian living. Many of these broadcasts are recorded and uploaded to both youtube and Godtube. To view his recordings just search deaconbarnhill on either site.

He is a man of God making a mark on a hungry world! Get to know Larry’s Best right here:

What is the best advice you have ever received in life? It comes from my offensive line coach when I was playing football in High School. He stated “Do your job first, and then help your friends and neighbors.” If we aren’t doing what we need to in our own lives, how can we expect to properly guide, lead, support and minister to others when we can’t or won’t take care of things in our own lives first?

What is your hidden talent? I have a knack for acting and as such I am constantly drafted to help out with Vacation Bible School

What is your best way to start the day? Coffee, my Bible, and God

What was the best day of your life? The day my wife said yes to marrying me, followed closely by the birth of our two kids, and then Pentecost Sunday 2012, the day I was ordained.

Why is the world filled with orphaned hearted people who resent authority, trusting others, & developing intimacy w/God, themselves, and others?

I think this all stems from the fact that God has given mankind free will and he has let satan run free on the earth. As such people have come to think that God is not needed and that He represents all authority and if they give themselves to Him, that they will lose all control of their lives. Blaine Pascal put it best when he said that we are all born with a God shaped hole in our spiritual beings.

Until we fill that hole with Christ, nothing will bring us peace and comfort.  The world has been convinced that the closer we get to God the less we become of our true selves. The truth is the closer we get to God the more we become ourselves. Sadly way too many churches today do not preach or teach upon this truth. As such the intimacy with God is not emphasized. We invite God to our weddings but toss Him out of the marriage. Our relationship with Christ is a marriage and as such we should be working to build Him up in us as He works to build us up.

How can a person begin to receive God’s love? What was your experience like?  We have to become Jesus to the world. People need to see His light shining in and through us in such a manner that they become drawn to it. This doesn’t mean we brow beat them with the Gospel. This actually turns people off to the message. We start with ourselves and then we work out.

The best saying I have heard in this regard is we be a friend, make a friend, then bring a friend. All of this has to be Christ centered. By being a friend to them first we can walk beside them helping them to walk besides us, with Christ, and then slowly begin to turn them over to Christ.

This is how things happened in my life. I was very much anti-church and anti-Christian healing in my teens and early twenties. I had seen healing but chalked it up to parlor tricks. In fact I was much like St. Paul when he was still known as Saul. Friends in the military brought me to their church and the young adults, and this friend, helped walk beside me and lead me towards Christ.

I still resisted, until one day God called to me through an episode of Touched by an Angel. I felt His love calling to me and that night I gave myself to Christ. Since my love and my relationship with Him has grown by leaps and bounds.

 We hope that you can tune into danitaogandaga.com at 9:00pm EST! Please leave your questions under this link and we will answer them on Thursday, May 16, 2013! See you then!

Culture & Communications

Ok…..So What Now? 4 Steps To Getting Your *ish Back

This past weekend was filled with a bunch of phone conversations with clients who all seemed to be working on the same important issue in their lives……..self-acceptance to love God more. Each conversation was a reminder of the past issues that each one had encountered which caused them to feel as though they were stuck in a twilight zone unable to get past the present and past failures that entangled them. The failures often came in the flavor of relationships, friendships, sour business deals, job promotions, and conception. No matter what the situation was the underpinning was a question that sounded and reverbed every chamber of their ear, ” Ok, so now that I failed, what now?

This question, in my eyes, is worth the $0.79 Therapy that I send to over 5,500 people everytime I publish this blog. Check it out here. Every situation that we face in life is an opportunity to grow. In my personal life, when I think of the countless times in thirty four years that I have undertaken new ventures, it makes me want to sit down for a tall iced coffee with milk. Moving to three new cities within a four year period, marrying a man from another country and learning his culture and language, having a baby, teaching in front of students who were my professional peers, or getting in front of the crowd at Apache Cafe and spitting my poetry to the masses. Whew, just the thought of them makes me want to grab a seat as I write this post. Where did I muster the courage to conquer the whole of these things?

 Why would I want to continue searching for things to conquer after doing so many things thus far? After all, the likelihood of failing is much greater because after all, years have passed and so has my resistance to handle failure—-why would anyone want to set themselves up for failure? This question continues to linger in the heads and mindsets of most. Playing it safe in life only guarantees that the path will continue to be straight but best believe that the weather forecast may throw in some rain and other turbulence from time to time but even through that the ability to remain focused is an essential trait to have for your journey.

 One of my favorite scriptures is Proverbs 28:1 declaring that, “the righteous are as bold as a lion.” When we make the decision to step out after a failed series of attempts that gives us the courage to press into our future and obtain closer results for what we are destined to become. When we allow fear to enter into our mindset and cloud our judgment, we become paralyzed, insecure, and unable to function. Fear does not show up to a pity party alone; it brings cousin Condemnation, cousin Discouragement, and cousin Guilt.

 Making the decision to try a new thing may be just what the doctor has ordered in your life. It may be that your husband left you and you find yourself stuck in your home after work afraid to go out of the house. Make a decision to accept the decision for him to leave (only you know what prompted the decision) and begin to pick up the residuals of your life while pressing into your future. You may find that rather than going home after work, taking a trip to the local coffee shop and reading your favorite book may be tremendous healing for your mind, body, and spirit. Coming to terms with the grief issue in your life is the first step in receiving your healing and ultimately fulfilling their destiny.

 1. Ask for Help– God is an awesome helper and he longs for the opportunity to provide guidance and direction to his children. After all, another one of my favorite scriptures says that before we were formed in our mother’s womb, he knew us and had an awesome planned arranged for us before the foundations of the world. How cool is that! Just talk to him, without the long drawn out words and actions this time. I find two words most helpful to get the assistance that I need. I simply say, “Daddy, help!”

2. Give It Your All– When we have encountered disappointments in the past, it is easy to enter a new venture with half the passion that we exerted in the first go round. Many of us find it easy to remain in the land of complacent, after all, with the way the world is going now, it would be easier to just sit back and enjoy that boring job we hold and fake happy the rest of our life without trying to find the footprint trail of our God-born destiny…Right? Well, no, why can’t we encounter both, the right to pursue anything and everything that we believe is leading us to the purpose that God has put inside of us. God wants us to be those bold lions that are not afraid to step out to seek the passion that has been placed within us so give it your all.

3. Do It Afraid-Baby steps eventually create giant steps and with the help of the Holy Spirit you will develop deeper understanding, wisdom, and custom revelation to handle the issues that you are confronted with. In the event that you encounter interference coming in the form of distractions, setbacks, sour deals, fractured relationships, stay focused and if you have to, as Joyce Meyer so boldly said, “Do it Afraid.” The art of being bold requires you to step outside of the confidence that we hold for ourselves and get equipped with the supernatural assistance of the Holy Spirit who knows everything. How can we possibly fail with help like that?

4. Report Identity Theft and Snatch Your *ish Back– A crime can leave you feeling violated and insecure of who holds you, your information, and the balance of the transactions you will have to come. There is nothing more personal than your *ish because that is the place where the intimate details of your life are stored. Your ‘ish is your past, present, and future function junction whether positive or negative that makes you the collective person that you are.

John 10:10 says that the thief comes to kill, steal, and destroy so we know that his visit is up to no good. The thief is an intrusion into everything that we will ever attempt to step out on, so rather than giving him the satisfaction, keep pressing into what you believe your purpose is. God knows the very hairs on your head so please know that he is concerned about everything that concerns you.

It is essential that you maintain your identity and not try to fall into the embrace of culture and society to measure the purpose that has been placed inside of you. Often times, persons that are aware of your dream may not be able to help you move forward because they are frozen with doubt and belief and unwilling to move forward into their own purpose.

That does not mean you have to stay there too so get to steppin into your purpose and go get your *ish back!