Worried in a City of Fear

Son, why have You treated us this way? Behold, Your father and I have been anxiously looking for You.” And He said to them, “Why is it that you were looking for Me? Did you not know that I had to be in My Father’s house?” – Luke 2:47 (NASB) It had been years since […]

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Vignettes—Disbelief

It can’t be. How could that possibly happen? She parked her car and stared at him with skepticism. She was lost for words. Did he not know that she had been praying to God about this for years? Month after month her prayers went unanswered. It seemed nothing would change. How could things be different? […]

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#4 Prayer Journey — Distracted

2022 Countdown of the top four Prayer Journey posts. This post was first published January 31, 2022. The world encroaches on the boundaries that surround me. I feel vulnerable as I take my eyes off you dear Lord and watch the concerns of this world advance closer to me. Worry about today and tomorrow begins […]

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Friday Faith

Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful. – John 14:27 (NASB) What do you do with fear? Do you dwell on it or release your fear to Jesus?

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A Guiding Hand in the Storm

There’s an interesting thing I noticed when I was reading Matthew 14:22-32. This is the passage where the disciples set out in a boat to go to the other side ahead of Jesus. While crossing, they are buffeted by wind and waves. Then they see Jesus walking on the water and are scared, thinking it’s […]

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Prayer Journey — Be Still

Concern rises from within me, nudging me to act. Worry infiltrates my mind, creating all kinds of scenarios that may or may not exist. An innumerable number of what-if’s spring forth to pollute my mind. Yet deep inside of me there is a faint whisper. It is barely audible above the noise and commotion of […]

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Friday Faith

And He said to His disciples, “For this reason I say to you, do not worry about your life, as to what you will eat; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing. Consider the ravens, for they neither sow […]

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