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What Does the Jewish Month of Av Mean for Christians?

  Historically, Av is the month of tragedy and of national lament; a 3 week period of sorrow where Jews reflect on their disobedience and mourn the Temple’s destruction. It is the time of Teshuvah or repentance. As Believers in Jesus Christ, “Do you not know that...

A Practical Guide to Daily Intercessory Prayer | With Sample Prayers

Have you ever felt like you don’t pray enough? Use these steps as a guide to intercessory prayer.

This Secret Changed My Prayer Life

Let me share a secret that changed my prayer life: No formula exists that can turn a person into a prayer warrior.

What Happens When Your Survival Skills Hurt You?

What Happens When Your Survival Skills Hurt You?

This morning, a beautiful rust-colored bird got into my screened porch. Greatly distressed, he flew against the screen, first on one side, then another. Seeing me, he grew more frightened; not thinking clearly, he repeatedly flew into the screen, attempting to escape....

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What to Do When You’re Hanging By a Thread

What to Do When You’re Hanging By a Thread

Do you feel like you are hanging on by a thread? A few months ago, during my morning walk, I noticed a pine cone caught in Spanish moss, gently swinging in the breeze. After a few days, the moss shifted and the cone hung by a strand. Marveling each time I passed under...

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The Beginner’s Guide to Seeing Value in Others

The Beginner’s Guide to Seeing Value in Others

You are of incredible value, and the Lord will bless you as you allow Him to use you to be His hands and arms to love the brokenhearted. Life is made up of relationships. Some fun. Some stimulating. Some toxic or heartbreaking. We quickly warm to some people; others,...

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You Are Safe in the Father’s Arms

You Are Safe in the Father’s Arms

Does God Really Love Me? Do you find it difficult to imagine God loves you as you are? If you have a father wound, such a thought is almost unthinkable. Sunday, I saw one of the most beautiful pictures of a father’s love; it delighted my heart, giving me a new picture...

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What Is a Sweet Smelling Aroma to God?

What Is a Sweet Smelling Aroma to God?

What Is a Sweet Aroma to God? Your aroma matters.   Advertising teaches it is shameful to have any body odor, so they have come up with a plethora of synthetic goods to fix us. If we buy their products, we avoid embarrassment by having no odor (except theirs).   I...

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How to Find Peace Even in the Storm

How to Find Peace Even in the Storm

Peaceful and Safe When each of my children was a baby, I’d stand watching in amazement, longing to experience their peace. No matter the chaos or loud voices, they slept peacefully. In total vulnerability, a tiny smile creased their rosebud lips; they were safe and...

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How to Find Joy in Life Again

How to Find Joy in Life Again

How to Find Joy in Life Again Amid painful circumstances, I have learned Love, Hope, and Joy are based on intimacy – not on circumstances or the whims of humanity. Have You Lost Your Joy? I’ve walked many paths of sorrow in my search for joy. Growing up in a home...

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What Is the True Meaning of Hope

What Is the True Meaning of Hope

Where Do We Find Hope? Relieved, I whispered, “Jesus, You are my Hope. Not officials. Not finding the right direction. Not doing the right thing at the right time. Not my ingenuity or abilities. Jesus is my only Hope.” Last night I dreamt I was at an airport, en-route...

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What is Hanukkah?

What is Hanukkah?

Hanukkah Meets Advent This year Hanukkah began in conjunction with Advent. What a special gift from the Lord! I love Hanukkah; each year I celebrate, it becomes more precious to me. I attend a Presbyterian church and have been introduced to the beautiful celebration...

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What’s Your Favorite Book

What’s Your Favorite Book

What's Your Favorite Book?Do you have a favorite book? I do. It comforts me when I am grieving, calms me when I am angry, encourages me when I'm afraid, and gives me direction when I feel overwhelmed or lost - it is the Word of God. No other book has given me the...

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How Do You Use Your Imagination?

How Do You Use Your Imagination?

The Power of the Imagination The imagination is a gift from God, but it needs to be used wisely. I love to read! When I open the pages of a book, I step into a whole new world. For much of my life, I focused on novels, having my imagination set free to vicariously...

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God’s Word Is a Treasure Beyond Compare

God’s Word Is a Treasure Beyond Compare

A Treasure Beyond Compare What in your life do you treasure? I love Nepal. In my mind, it is one of the most fascinating countries in the world, with vibrant green rice fields, snow-capped mountains, beautiful people, and blue butterflies the size of my hand. One day...

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Let Us Love In Spirit & In Truth

Let Us Love In Spirit & In Truth

How Do You See Others? How we see those who hold different opinions or beliefs determines our response to them. We view life through glasses. Perhaps we look through the lens of injustice or trauma; perhaps our eyes gaze through the lens of nurture and hope. For...

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How To Become Strong When You Feel Vulnerable

How To Become Strong When You Feel Vulnerable

How To Become Strong When You Feel Vulnerable My dear sisters & brothers, let us awaken and discern the signs of the times. Let us stop wasting energy fighting other humans. Instead, let us draw close to Jesus, looking into His face, and learning to love Him who...

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God’s Appointed Times

God’s Appointed Times

Life's Full of Appointed TimesWaiting is one of the most difficult and exhausting occupations you will ever engage in. But in the wait, something wonderful happens. Unseen, deep within, as you wait on the Lord, your strength is renewed. Inner transformation is...

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Bullies Steal Your Dignity

Bullies Steal Your Dignity

Have you ever faced a bully? It's a terrifying experience with long lasting harmful effects, as the goal of a bully is to steal your dignity. In this video, I share the trauma of daily being a victim of two bullies. One day my elder brother found me crying my heart...

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The Spiritual Forces of Evil Will Crumble

The Spiritual Forces of Evil Will Crumble

How Will the Lord Return? The Son of Man will return with a shout and a blasting of the shofar. Those sealed with the Holy Spirit will rise to meet Him in the air; the same word used to denote the region ruled by the prince of the power of the air. Satan was...

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You Are God’s Work of Art

You Are God’s Work of Art

Do I Have Value? “But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us,” (2 Co 4:7). Have you ever thought of yourself as a storehouse? According to Paul, you are. The place treasures and valuables are kept holds...

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You Are More Than a Shell

You Are More Than a Shell

What a Beautiful Shell You Have! Each person has a unique shell. From rich creamy brown, pale or golden, black or bronze or albino skin.  Masculine. Feminine. Long and slender. Short and petite. Skinny or fat. Blonde, flaming red, luxuriant black, curly or straight...

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What Do You Struggle With?

We each have our own struggles. If you have a topic you’d like me to write on, I’d love to hear your thoughts.
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