Our God is a Mighty Fortress

What does it mean that God is a mighty fortress? While I appreciate hymns very much, I like the simpler language and musical style of the contemporary Christian music. However, at a recent writers conference, the old hymn, “A Mighty Fortress is Our God” was sung, which I hadn’t heard in a long time. It…

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Is There Hope for America?

Hi Friends, Do you ever feel discouraged or hopeless for America? There sure is a whole lot of crazy going on. Is there hope for America? Is there anything we can do, or have things gone too far? For sure, we are in a spiritual war, as it says in Ephesians 6:12 – For we…

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A Happy Ending

As we all know too well, not every story has a happy ending. So I thought we could use one. If you follow me on social media*, you may have seen some posts about my friend Jerry. Jerry recently went through a three-month “to hell and back” battle with the virus, with double pneumonia. I…

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Do You Need a Praycation?

Do You Need a Praycation? Who doesn’t need a reprieve from all the news lately? Who would not like to run away and stick their head in the sand right about now? I admit, I can get quite caught up in it all. I research everything, and it can be a bit disturbing as I…

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In Honor of Memorial Day 2021

See video version of this blog here. In our nation’s young life, it has seen a lot of war – 12 if you include the current war on terror, plus many domestic and international conflicts. The number of casualties is sobering. Here are just a few of the statistics: Nearly 7,000 U.S. troops have died in…

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Who Carries You?

VIDEO VERSION OF THIS BLOG: https://youtu.be/BEgBlRviXP4   Who or what carries you when the road of life is long and hard? Perhaps you’ve heard Christians comment, “I don’t know how non-believers do life without Christ.” Perhaps you’ve said it yourself, as I have. Today is one of those days. What would I do if I wasn’t…

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How Can We Pray for America?

Before many of our current events took place, I wrote, “It’s time to get back to fervent, faith-filled, fruit-bearing prayer. Our families, our country and our world are at stake.” I had no idea just how “at stake” they were going to be. I’ve since written, “We need a prayerdemic!” We are living in turbulent…

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Prayer Is Not Cancelled!

It’s been a grueling year, hasn’t it? As though the virus and lockdowns weren’t enough, the presidential campaign has been just as disturbing. I know we’re all worn out. Perhaps we could use a little encouragement, and there’s no better place to find it than through prayer and God’s Word. There’s only one thing on…

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Prayerdemic Prayers – Heaven’s Armies Are Not Cancelled

During my son’s 13-year drug addiction, I was encouraged by a statement a friend made about “angels fighting with swords” for my son. Do you think angels were really fighting for my son? There are hundreds of references in the Bible to God’s name being The Lord of Hosts, or Lord of Heaven’s Armies (Jehovah…

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Let’s Start a Prayerdemic!

(This is the transcript to go along with my talk from 5/23/20 at the LeadHer Online Conference, Lead Her to Still Waters.)   “He leads me beside still waters.” Psalm 23:2b   A gently flowing stream comes to mind when we hear “still waters,” or peaceful or quiet waters, depending on the version of Psalm…

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