When Darkness Stalks Our Joy

I feel the light begin to wane Darkness knocks at my door An old acquaintance Wanting to pay me a visit . The last time you were here You crushed all my joy Took away any laughter Pulled the shades on the light . Tears well up inside of me Hopelessness seeps in My body […]

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Roadblocks of Faith

Have you ever faced someone who is stubborn and resisting your pleas to act according to what God has asked you to do? This is the situation that Moses faced in attempting to get Pharaoh to let the Israelites go. Repeatedly, Moses goes to Pharaoh, as instructed by God, to tell him, “Thus says the […]

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Empathy for the Struggling

There have been times in my life, when I have struggled with trials, trauma and grief. In the depths of those struggles, I have often felt misunderstood and alone. At those times I needed someone to listen and empathize with me. Someone to walk with me through the trial and not judge me. Job faces […]

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Prayer Journey — Evil Intent

Help me dear God when evil stares me down; when it threatens me; when it harms me. Help me to not seek revenge. Fill me with your wisdom, your discernment, on the appropriate response. Help me to leave my response in your capable hands, in your time, according to your way. You are a righteous […]

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The Lord is on Your Side

There are times in life when I feel overwhelmed by the evil in the world. It seems that I will be overtaken by those who pursue me with false accusations and malicious words. At these times, David’s words in the Psalms resonate with me. Psalm 35:1-3 is one example: “Plead my cause, O LORD, with […]

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An Encounter Driven by Suffering

It just didn’t seem right to have to put up with it. Her medical condition affected so much of her life. She spent all she had on doctors, seeking a cure — even just some relief, but none was found. Now after twelve years it seemed hopeless. Except…there was that man she heard about. Some […]

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