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Prayer Warriors

Abby is a faithful prayer warrior. Every day Abby spends hours in prayer. We met almost thirty years ago when she facilitated a women’s prayer group, a fellowship that gathered  and prayed for many years. Over fifteen years ago Abby became a widow, losing her husband to a sudden, fatal heart attack. We talked one…

Don’t Be Afraid or Discouraged

A quiet pause. Regina had already decided to accept the task the Lord called her to, to live the dream of her youth. She chose to ignore the scary thoughts (most whispered by the enemy) that begged for her attention: “How will you get this done?” “Do really you think you can learn all the…

An Old Dream, A New Life

A big dream. Have you ever had a “big dream”? A hope of your heart, a desire you knew the Lord Himself had planted? A promise you restlessly waited to be fulfilled? Regina had a big dream. Decades had gone by and she still hadn’t seen it fulfilled. It seemed one thing after another had…

Enough Money?

Can I trust God? Do I have enough of money? My car decided it didn’t want to “go”. In bright orange letters, it announced “Immobilizer Issue, Check Manual.” I tried again; little power accompanied by lurching. Unsuccessful in maneuvering to the curb, all but the orange parade died.   Keep calm… put on the flashers.…

Unanswered Prayers

Unanswered prayer.  Unexpected answers. We pray, hoping the Lord will change something: a circumstance, a situation, a heart. With frustration, we realize it seems nothing has changed. But we’re wrong. The “something” the Lord has changed is the heart.   I prayed for decades. I knocked, asked, and prayed for a couple of decades. Sometimes…

Waiting for God’s Best

My two front teeth were crooked from childhood, well into adulthood. One partly overlapped the other. I was extremely self-conscious. When senior picture day arrived, I tried to smile without showing my teeth. It was tough to get a yearbook ready photo (let alone one my mother liked). Fortunately, we had a good photographer. Years…

Waiting Well

How do you feel about “waiting”? It’s never been one of my favorite things. Yet, waiting is something we do all our lives. As a child, I waited to go to kindergarten so I could stand at an easel and paint. (I missed the age cut and went straight to first grade; so disappointing!) As…

Our Focus Determines Our Future

Are you ready to rip-off, wad-up and toss the last calendar page of 2020? I am. I don’t know anyone who isn’t. 2020 has the potential of leaving us with PTSD, unable to stand, questioning the faithfulness of God. That’s not a good place to be. Even though it may not seem like it, we…

The Gift

Have you ever received a gift and forgotten about it? I have. Perhaps yours was a birthday present, something that was overlooked after the candles were blown out and you had opened the gift you really wanted. Maybe it was a Christmas gift, one among many. With paper flying as family and friends excitedly opened…

Little Things

Sometimes small things can make a big difference. Years ago, there was a sermon preached on a sensitive passage. Devote Christians interpret the passage differently, generally falling into two distinct camps. I was a member of the other camp. (That was a known fact.) Though it certainly wasn’t a personal attack, I was devastated. Much…