Prayer Journey—No Fear

The LORD is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear The LORD is the defense of my life; Whom shall I dread? – Psalm 27:1 (NASB) What do I have to fear dear Lord? You are in all things. You created all things. You created me. Everyone is your workmanship. Help me to […]

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God’s Recipe for Contentment

It seemed like a simple enough recipe to follow. Fill a container with one ingredient you collect each morning, bake it, and you’ll have bread to eat. But here’s where it became tricky. Each morning you could only gather what you needed, and you were not allowed to save any leftovers. It’s a recipe God […]

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God at Work in Unusual Places

It was just another day. He was there tending to his father-in-law’s sheep in the wilderness. Something catches his eye. It looks unusual. A bush on fire, but it seems it is not being consumed by the fire. His next choice is a choice that puts his life on a new course. It is a […]

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When Bad Things Turn to Good

It’s easy for us to look at the story of Esther in the Old Testament and see the good outcome. Yet a lot of bad things happened to the people in the story before the outcome could happen. Early on in the Book of Esther, on the seventh day of a lavish banquet, King Ahasuerus […]

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Everyday — God Has Chosen You

No matter what the world thinks of you, God thinks the world of you. You are equipped with all you need to serve Him right where you are at—to share the good news of Jesus Christ. For consider your calling, brethren, that there were not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not […]

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Everyday—Mirror Reflection

“Everyday” is a series of Thursday posts this month looking at God’s presence in everyday life. The thought was persistent. Write “God Loves You” on the steamed up mirror in the hotel bathroom. I hesitated. Wouldn’t the person cleaning the room clean the mirror, thus removing my message? Then it occurred to me that I […]

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Fearing Transformation

There he stands in your doorway, the man who had been threatening you and your friends now wants to join your group. Would you trust him and take him in? This is the situation the disciples of Jesus faced when Saul of Tarsus appeared at their doorstep. His reputation of making murderous threats against the […]

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Everyday—Reflective Reminder

“Everyday” is a series of Thursday posts this month looking at God’s presence in everyday life. Almost a year ago, a loved one suffered a head injury. While there continues to be progress, recovery has been slow. Vision problems, headaches and fatigue still persist. Too much stimulus can be painful for her. While she can […]

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Angry Loss

What does anger cause us to miss? Our frustration, bitterness and resentment can taint our day and cause us to lash out at people, damage relationships and create difficult situations. This response does not convey God’s love, grace or holiness to others. When we respond to life with anger, we miss out on what God […]

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