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Spiritual Warfare: It’s Not For Everyone

If you are praying for someone who is in bondage, you are engaged in spiritual warfare. It could be bondage to drugs, alcohol, spiritual blindness, pornography, gambling, or something else. There's a long list of chains. "For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers… Continue reading Spiritual Warfare: It’s Not For Everyone

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We Must Be Real With God

About four months ago, I started writing some of my prayers in a prayer journal. This has really helped me to be more "real" with the Lord. These written prayers, while respectful, have been more open and honest and less formal, more like talking to a close friend. At first its was a little scary… Continue reading We Must Be Real With God

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When Will I Pray??

Spend an hour in prayer every morning? Not likely! Whether you're a teacher like me, or a busy mom, things can get hectic once school starts! God showed me something about this that has given me peace and encouragement from Matthew 14. When Jesus heard about the beheading of John the Baptist, he wanted to… Continue reading When Will I Pray??

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God’s Purpose For Your Blog

The best thing about becoming a blogger is the community of friends I have come to know. I know some of my blogger friends (BFs) better than the friends I actually live around! I sincerely love them and care about them. I always thought God's purpose for my blog was to encourage my brothers and… Continue reading God’s Purpose For Your Blog

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That’s Amazing!

Did you know that every star you see in the night sky is bigger and brighter than the Sun? The Sun is a dwarf star, but it's much closer to us than the stars we see at night. In fact, the bright star Deneb, which is prominent in the evening skies of Fall and Winter, is 19… Continue reading That’s Amazing!

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How To Get Through Tough Times

I paced the floor clutching unpaid bills.  Over and over, I thanked God for His promise, declaring out loud: "My God will meet all my needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus."¹   Thirty years ago, we had three young children, and times were tough. Those were the days when I wouldn't dream… Continue reading How To Get Through Tough Times

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Quieting Our Minds to Listen

In a busy, loud, and stressful world, where we live by notes and to-do lists, phone messages and electronic calendars, and where racing thoughts are accepted as normal, God wants us to stop and take time to listen to His voice. For me, that has meant quieting my mind, and that's not easy to do.… Continue reading Quieting Our Minds to Listen