Priscilla Shirer

Going Beyond Ministries is focused on the expository teaching of the Word of God. We are committed to teaching the uncompromising truths of His Word. Our desire is not only for all to understand His written Word but for all to experience His Power!

Make the Change

Mar 11, 2021

Throughout the 1990’s, one of my favorite weekend activities was renting movies from Blockbuster Videos. This chain of businesses had locations that stretched across the entire country to offer cinematic entertainment long before online streaming became a thought in our minds. My friends and I would make a night of it: order pizza and sodas, […]

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Fire from Heaven

Feb 16, 2021

It’s February 16, 2021, and I’m writing to you from the outskirts of Dallas, TX. It is 3° outside and there are inches of snow on the ground. We’re in a power cycle to manage electricity throughout the area, and my electricity has gone out more than twenty times in the past twenty-four hours. The […]

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Beyond the Horizon

Jan 14, 2021

2021, we made it!  But, what now? With 2020 came many experiences that rocked us. We were taught to adapt to unforeseen circumstances, to roll with the punches. Our faith was challenged as we yielded in surrender to God. The events of last year, and those that have bled into these first few weeks, should […]

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Finding Gratitude in 2020

Nov 19, 2020

Have you ever heard of a Gratitude Jar? It’s a special jar that holds slips of paper with statements of gratitude. The idea is to write down something you are grateful for and place it in the jar for safekeeping. It serves as a reminder of all that God has done and is doing in […]

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Unfinished

Sep 03, 2020

I kept a close eye on the front porch during the Spring season. The wildlife was having a field day. Insects were haphazardly flying into the windows, producing a droning sound to accompany the clatter. Squirrels were scurrying across the front yard and up the rain gutters, playing what appeared to be a game of […]

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At Home

Aug 01, 2020

Toddlers and teenagers.  Dinners and diapers.  Cooking and cleaning.  Hard conversations and difficult dynamics. Sequestered in close quarters with our spouses and children, siblings and in-laws, this unprecedented year has accentuated these things in all of our lives. Shelter-in-place orders have forced us to face difficult things, tackle mundane things, revive forgotten things, reinforce important […]

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Light and Darkness: Part 3 — God’s Power

Jul 23, 2020

This is Part 3 of a blog series on the significance and symbolism of light and darkness as seen throughout Scripture. I hope you are enjoying it! Now, consider this . . . His light is reflected in His written Word, acting as a lamp to guide our feet, and a light for our path […]

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Light and Darkness: Part 2 — God’s Presence

Jul 09, 2020

This is Part 2 of a blog series on the significance and symbolism of light and darkness as seen throughout Scripture. Here’s another nuance that stood out to me. After the Fall (Genesis 3), the term darkness operated in a new vein: wickedness, and it swept the Earth. God, in His sovereignty, permitted the darkness to […]

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When God Lets Go

Jul 01, 2020

“But my people did not listen to my voice; Israel would not submit to me. So I gave them over to their stubborn hearts, to follow their own counsels. Oh, that my people would listen to me, that Israel would walk in my ways!” (Psalm 81:11–13, ESV) My nephew Kamden is a five-year-old ball of […]

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