A Box of Socks

“If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.” —Matthew 21:22 (NIV) I sometimes think my prayer requests are insignificant and unimpressive to God. After all, He is God. Does He really have the time or the desire […]

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The Gift of Meeting a Need (Part 2)

If you missed part 1, head over and read it now! Diving into winter coats, we headed out the front door to what I desperately hoped would not be a complete disaster. I prayed every step of the way, asking God to either […]

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The Gift of Meeting a Need (Part 1)

Proverbs 25:21 – 22 says, “If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; if he is thirsty, give him water to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head, and the Lord will reward you.” We once […]

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A Mother's Heart

I've often thought about what a blessing it would have been to be chosen by God to carry His Son, Jesus.  When Mary's cousin, Elizabeth, saw Mary and understood that she was carrying the Messiah, she said "Blessed are you among […]

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Early Morning Brave

It was dark and the clock read 4 a.m., but I couldn’t sleep. Perhaps it was the hotel bed. Or maybe all the coffee I'd downed the day before. Whatever the case was, slumber was far from me. For a while, I fought the awakeness, […]

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When Willpower Isn’t Enough

Life wasn’t supposed to turn out this way. As a red-​​​​haired, freckle-​​​​faced little girl, my childhood dreams included being a cheerleader, driving a fancy car, wearing sparkly things. However, my story did not progress as I had planned. My young adult reality would have made for […]

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