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Keep Watch…

Keep watch and pray… Matthew 26:41 NLT   Would you agree we can’t trust everything we hear? When my son was young, there was another boy in our neighborhood close to his age who was continually running home to tell his mom my son punched him or did some cry-worthy thing to him. When his…

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Is Christmas Ever Really Over?

Christmas is done for another year. The presents have been wrapped and opened, the food’s been prepared and eaten, and the work of un-decorating and packing the Christmas ornaments is underway. Perhaps you’ve shopped the after-Christmas sales, returned a few items or shared your fun party photos on social media. Maybe you played the white…

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Remember

Last week I had the honor of guest blogging for Karen Clarkson Friday (Karen ‘Girl’ Friday, @FridayKaren). The blog summarized my book, Pursuing Prayer, by giving a short review of each chapter, or each letter of the prayer acrostic in the book. One of those letters is R for “Remember His Deeds,” which I think…

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Bread and Water, Please.

What’s your favorite fresh bread at a restaurant? Mine used to be at Longhorn Steakhouse, before I had to go gluten free. Warm, honey wheat bread with soft, sweet butter. Yum! (Sorry if I’m making your mouth water.) One bite will have you craving more. You just can’t stop eating it. And they’ll bring all…

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Whose Will Be Done?

Your Will be Done… Matthew 6:10 We live quite far from most of our grandchildren, so our visits with them are extended ones with sleepovers, lots of treats and movie watching. My husband and I recently visited our son and daughter-in-law, four-year-old grandson Jensen and two-month-old granddaughter Indie in Australia. Two weeks of play was…

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Deliver Us from Evil

Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Matthew 6:13 During our recent visit with my son in Australia, he and my husband decided to have a movie marathon. For three consecutive nights, they did their male macho thing and watched Rambo movies. Normally I don’t like those kinds of movies, but I…

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Don’t Forget to Remember

According to an article in Psychology Today, we remember what we want to. That’s hard for me because I’m very forgetful. I always have been. My ADD brain is usually thinking of a hundreds of things at once, so it can take a while for me to get through the haystack in my mind. I’m…

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Pursuing Prayer Proactively

“There’s a satanic lullaby here,” a Christian Iranian wife said. “All the churches here are sleepy.” But she wasn’t talking about the churches in Iran. Surprisingly, the church in Iran is the fastest growing church in the world. Yes, you heard that right. According to an article on godreports.com, “Fastest Growing Church Has No Buildings…,”…

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What My Mother Taught Me by Example

 Honor your father and mother — which is the first commandment with a promise — so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy  long life on the earth. Ephesians 6:1-3(click to tweet) What joy for my mom to experience her first Mother’s Day in Heaven! It feels strange to not…

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