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Conversation with Jesus

Once I related the story of an old man dying of cancer. The old man’s daughter had asked the local priest to come and pray with her father. When the priest arrived, he found the man lying in bed with his head propped up on two pillows and an empty chair beside his...

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Simple but not Easy

  by Rachel Langston "There comes a moment when people who have been dabbling in religion suddenly draw back. Supposing we really found Him? Worse still, supposing He had found us?" ­ C.S. Lewis SIMPLE BUT NOT EASY During the last several months, I've heard the...

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My Kingdoms Go

    By Charlotte Donlon In Psalm 62, the phrase “my soul waits in silence” is repeated twice–in verse 1 and in verse 5. Eugene Peterson writes about these words in this Psalm in Where Your Treasure Is: Psalms That Summon You from Self to Community. He says:...

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Believe

by D'Anna Lundstrom As I’m writing today, I’m preaching to myself. That’s not odd, right? Speak it until we believe it. Believing it in our heads is not good enough, not when it comes to this beautiful, hard fight of choosing faith over fear, courage over...

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The Authority of Truth

by Oswald Chambers My Utmost for His Highest Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. —James 4:8 It is essential that you give people the opportunity to act on the truth of God. The responsibility must be left with the individual— you cannot act for him. It must...

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Learn to Rest

Wendy Blight He restores my soul. Psalm 23:3a (ESV) My words poured through frustrated tears. "I try to be so organized. Every night I make a 'to do' list. I wake up in the morning furiously giving my best to complete every task. There are never enough hours in my day...

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Praying for Perseverance

Praying for Perseverance By Anna Meade Harris Steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success; continuance in a state of grace leading finally to a state of glory. Nobody really wants to pray for perseverance. It’s like praying for...

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COME WEARY

by  ADDIE ZIERMAN “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.” ~ Jesus, Matthew 11:28 “The criteria for coming to Jesus is weariness. Come overwhelmed with life. Come with your wandering mind. Come messy.” ~ Paul E. Miller, A Praying Life...

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Inadequate and Unashamed

by D'Anna Lundstrom It has been eight weeks since my son, Carter, suffered a traumatic brain injury while at summer camp in California. I am muddling through my days right now friends. Intense, sudden trauma can wreak havoc on your body and mind weeks and months after...

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Last minute reminder…

You had a picture in your mind of how your life would look by now.  You've spent years working toward it only to realize that you've hitched your hopes to people and circumstances you can't control: the child who won't get with the program, the job that got downsized,...

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