Longer Is Better Because…

How much longer must I cling to this constant grief?     I’ve endured this shaking of my soul.     So how much longer will my enemy have the upper hand?     It’s been long enough! Take a good look at me, God, and answer me!     Breathe your life into my spirit.     Bring light to my eyes in this…

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Where Is The God of Elijah?

When I am in deep distress, and I have been waiting a long time, and it seems like my sky has turned to brass? I ask the question, “Where is the God of Elijah?” Then I turn to scripture. To remind myself. “God-Enthroned, be revealed in splendor as you ride upon the cherubim! How perfectly you lead…

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My Strong Love for China

“Why am I praying like this? Because I know you will answer me, O God! Yes, listen as I pray. Show me your STRONG LOVE in wonderful ways, O Savior of all those seeking your help against their foes.”  Psalm 17: 6-7 TLB One of the ways I have learned to overcome discouragement—is to get…

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Conquer By Prayer

LORD, I trust in you alone. Don’t let my enemies defeat me. Rescue me because you are the God who always does what is right.   Psalm  31: 1 TLB And if my heart be scarred and burned, the safer, I, for all I learned. —Dorothy Parker I recently found sweet Light when I was given “the gift”…

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Victory Over Days of Adversity

Blessed [with wisdom and prosperity] is the man whom You discipline and instruct, O Lord, And whom You teach from Your law, That You may grant him [power to calm himself and find] peace in the days of adversity, Until the pit is dug for the right wicked and ungodly.  Psalm 94: 12-13 AMP We all have those kind…

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Awkward Equals Brave and Beautiful

Awkward is the price of admission for authentic connection. It costs us; oh, how it does. It costs our pride and our desire to be seen as perfect and the comfort of our couches. I hope I’m always willing to pay it. The people who impress me most these days are not the ones on…

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My Best Friend and My Shepherd

The Lord is my best friend and my shepherd.     I always have more than enough.  He offers a resting place for me in his luxurious love.     His tracks take me to an oasis of peace, the quiet brook of bliss.  That’s where he restores and revives my life.     He opens before me pathways to God’s…

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Confident Trust Brings Hope… and Singing

O God, my heart is quiet and confident. No wonder I can sing your praises! Psalm 57:7 “Control seems preferable to what we typically think of as its opposite—chaos. But I want to suggest that the opposite of control is not chaos. It is trust, and trust is far preferable to control. We want to control because…

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Giants and The Power of God In Action

“There is no army, no fortress, no giant that can stand against our God. No one. I have seen with my own eyes. I have walked through the bottom of the sea. On dry ground. I have watched as he humiliated Egypt and brought the mighty Pharaoh low.” ―Connilyn Cossette, Wings of the Wind They,…

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Waiting With A Hope-FULL Heart

Wait for the Lord’s help. Be strong and brave, and wait for the Lord’s help.  Psalm 27:14 NCV “Waiting on God requires the willingness to bear uncertainty, to carry within oneself the unanswered question, lifting the heart to God about it whenever it intrudes upon one’s thoughts.” ―Elisabeth Elliot My grandfather used to say that waiting on…

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