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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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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Believing Is Not About The Outcome

I used to struggle a great deal about this believing business. Mostly because my expectations and outcomes didn’t always match up with what I was believing for. It is easy to say to someone, “You need to trust God.” Oh yes, that part is easy! But, if our trust is tied to our beliefs for a…

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Women Who Move Mountains: Not The Status Quo!

Women Who Move Mountains kind of blew my doors off. I mean, if you’re looking for the status quo in books on prayer, this is NOT it.   Sue Detweiler has written a book with a fresh new approach to an old problem in the church—namely our prayerlessness! When I read a book on prayer, frankly…

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A Closer Walk: A Storm That Terrifies

Have you ever been in a severe storm? Man, I have. It was driving back from the airport in Wichita to Hutchinson, Kansas to stay with friends. It was my first time in a “tornado watch.” We left the airport under sunny skies but soon after a storm began to brew. It looked like we…

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The Maggie Bright, Mystery Meets History at Dunkirk

I love it when an author takes a mystery and wraps it around true historical events. That’s what we have here in The Maggie Bright, A Novel of Dunkirk by Tracy Groot. The book is full of endearing and lovable square-pegs like Murray, Mrs. Shrew and the Burglar Vicar with vivid and colorful historical detail that…

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I’ve Been Thinking…

A young blogger, one I admire greatly for her quirky posts and deep thoughts, has me thinking. Perhaps those inner musings that ordinarily never see the light of day might be of benefit to others.   Perhaps. So, Rae, I dedicate this set of posts to you. The inventor of interesting questions that make me THINK rather than…

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The Infinite Value of One

We live in a day when everyone seems to be chasing BIG numbers. (We measure by numbers.) Big numbers seem to say, “This person is important.” or “You need to own that thing that everyone else is buying.” Big numbers seem to equal a BIG deal. Bigger equals better—that’s the world’s mantra! But remember? The…

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The Parable: A Fearful Climb

CATERPILLAR: Oh, dear… oh, dear… This thing You ask… It is too much! Remember me? I am only a tiny worm… that is all. Fragile, Dream-Maker… easily broken. Have You forgotten? Oh, dear. This tree… This bark… it is too rough! It hurts my feet! How can I climb a thing so BIG? CATERPILLAR: Oh, dear… what…

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