The Tassel Of His Tallit

In the crowd that day was a woman who had suffered greatly for twelve years from slow bleeding. Even though she had spent all that she had on healers, she was still suffering. Pressing in through the crowd, she came up behind Jesus and touched the tassel of his prayer shawl. Instantly her bleeding stopped and she was healed. Luke…

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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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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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